Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What Have I Learned Wednesdays: Reading Lace Charts

I was a cross-stitcher during college (a great homework avoidance technique) and I still made the dean's list. :-)  So charts are not completely foreign to me. However, reading lace charts are a little bit diffferent. So, while I was waiting for the last Camp Loopy project to begin, I challenged myself to learn the basics of lace chart reading.

I am working on a lace shawl for a shop sample, the Oscilloscope from Knitscene. It was a challenge the first four times I started it and then ripped it out. I finally got smart and went looking for pattern errata. Guess what, I found some. Once I added that to the charts I got a successful start and have finished the shawl. It is knit end to end and looks great now that it is blocked.

I plan to knit a couple more for gifts this year. I hope everyone has learned a new skill this summer~!

1 comment:

Cathy R said...

Beautiful shawl. I am so very frustrated when there are errata for a pattern. Get it right the first time!!!

Oh well. It isn't as if I've ever tried to write a pattern.