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Old 02-15-2018, 09:58 AM   #16
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Good grief, how in hell do you keep track of all those patterns at the same time?
You've done this knitting stuff before, haven't you.
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Old 02-15-2018, 10:49 AM   #17
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:32 PM   #18
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Good grief, how in hell do you keep track of all those patterns at the same time?

You've done this knitting stuff before, haven't you.


Yes, but they *are* patterns. The left and right edges are mirror images of each other, and the bit in the middle is an eight stitch repeat. I have two stitch-markers to remind me where the edges meet the middle section (you can just see one of them in the top pic, the grey loop at the bottom of the pic). They hang on the needle between the stitches and are simply slipped from left to right needle in the process of the work.


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Old 02-15-2018, 04:01 PM   #19
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Thank you, bbro!
Knitting patterns can either be “written out” or “charted”. I prefer charts as they are a visual representation of what you have to do.
Here is a tiny section (don’t want to break copyright) of the chart for the left border showing left slanting decreases as \, yarn-over increases as O, and bead placement as the green squares.



And here is the corresponding but of knitting.



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Old 02-15-2018, 09:50 PM   #20
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Yes, but they *are* patterns. The left and right edges are mirror images of each other, and the bit in the middle is an eight stitch repeat. I have two stitch-markers to remind me where the edges meet the middle section (you can just see one of them in the top pic, the grey loop at the bottom of the pic). They hang on the needle between the stitches and are simply slipped from left to right needle in the process of the work.
Oh sure, piece of cake.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:01 AM   #21
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My mother knits and crochets, but I haven't been able to pick it up. I get distracted too easily. Oddly, I can cross stitch like a machine.

I may give crocheting another go. I just always loose count of my stitches
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Old 02-16-2018, 03:26 PM   #22
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My mother knits and crochets, but I haven't been able to pick it up. I get distracted too easily. Oddly, I can cross stitch like a machine.

I may give crocheting another go. I just always loose count of my stitches


Just go with freeform crochet and you’re onto a winner straightaway!


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Old 02-17-2018, 06:54 PM   #23
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I've been enjoying myself. Each bead used to take 15-20 seconds but I've got it down to about 10 now I think.
Second pic shows one of the stitch-markers to show me where the edge pattern meets the centre pattern.

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Old 02-18-2018, 02:03 PM   #24
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Wow, limey, you're very talented - it's beautiful!

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Old 03-06-2018, 05:50 PM   #25
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Old 03-06-2018, 06:58 PM   #26
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:51 AM   #27
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That IS Mr Limey in there, you know!
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:06 AM   #28
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So he DOES have plenty of reason to take it off.
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I thin k I said this the first time I saw that union suit...

Just seeing it makes me itch.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:58 PM   #30
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Yeah, but after all that itching think of taking it off for Limey.
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