Friday, April 29, 2005

Halfway through Selesnick Square

Hi all, hope everyone had a good week.

I'm about halfway thorugh the Selesnick Square. I think this is a relatively simple/straightforward square but I really enjoy doing it. I can also see doing some of the cables (not the hearts, but the ones on the side) on a scarf in the near future. And believe it or not, I even got the 'cableneedleless cable' part down.

This is one of the patterns when every other row is basically 'knit the knits and purl the purls'. I find this gives me a little concentration break, which I like. I think I need the concentration break because I read the written words and not hte charts...I think I should try to read charts now and see how I do.

What does everyone here do...words or charts? Or both?


wittyknits said...

I do charts, although I do refer to the words as I'm starting out, and constantly refer to the legends for things like left purl cable and 4/4 seed stitch cable and the like.

I find that if I use post-it notes to keep my place on the individual charts, I can get a pretty good rhythm going after a few rows, once I've started to be able to "read" the pattern as I'm doing it. Still, it's not something I can knit with anyone else around. I tried working on one at my Stitch n' Bitch group and it was disastrous.

I am also using the charts because as of yet, I've not been able to do anything beyond very simple lace, and I'm bound and determined to be able to do a complex lace shawl in the fairly near future (after this one is done of course). So the chart-reading is also practice for that.

Silver said...

I prefer charts by far. I've even gone so far as to chart out written instructions when no chart was provided. Hehe

Anonymous said...

I much prefer charts, but when I get confused, the written out directions can sometimes clear things up for me. i have gottenaccustomed to chrats because I have done uite a bit of lace knitting recently, and that's the only way to go with lace. I am so loving this project. Linda