Monday, February 9, 2015

My Way

 I was struggling with the itty bitty chart for Tracery until I remembered this trick I had used on another complicated colorwork pattern.

Remember this? I would have never survived it if I hadn't learned how to cheat the chart.

 Instead of going cross eyed counting all those teeny tiny squares while trying to knit at the same time, I turn the row into a list of easier to read numbers and colors. The circles and boxes help me see the pattern so I can make sure everything is stacking up the way it should.

It's growing even though it doesn't look like it. That is fingering weight yarn and a lot of stitches on very little needles so it's still going to take a while no matter what I do.


  1. Neat trick! My color work vest took longer than I though but it is so worth it! Kelp going, you vest is beautifully electric in pizazz!

  2. um you are genius! Whatever works . I learn so many good tricks from my smart pretend friends. I LOVE your sweater matter how long it takes

  3. That is such a beautiful pattern; I fell in love with it after seeing yours and got the book. One of these days I hope to have the courage to try it. Now I know who to come to for advice!!!