Knitting, Dogs and More: More Distractions

Friday, January 18, 2008

More Distractions

I have the book "Patterns for Guernseys, Jerseys and Arans" by Gladys Thompson. I've admired the pattern "Seahouse Patter I Mrs. Laidlaw's Pattern" which is on page 68 and 69 of the book. This would be a bear to try and follow knitting wise so I charted it using AranPaint Plus:

AranPaint Plus is pretty cool, I've had it for a few years now and it's great because you see this on the screen, and it will print out charts and written directions. This was helpful so I could check with the written instructions in the book. Also figured out right away that the pattern in the book is written for working in the round. I'm SO glad I did this because it doesn't seem her written directions end up at a repeat. It's almost as if "You get the idea" was left out at the end of her written instructions/notes. Anyway, it's a large pattern, 49 stitches wide and the rows of written instructions were 49. It's also slightly different than the picture in the book so I may have made a mistake or its actually for one of the variations on the following pages? Fun to experiment with and hope to knit this up in a sweater one day.

If anyone has used this pattern, let me know, I'd love to hear how it turned out. Well, I'm off to visit play, rest with Esther. She's had a nasty virus this week. She seemed on the mend Tuesday and Wednesday and got a fever again yesterday afternoon. Take care all! Tori


Blogger Mitchypoo said...

How nice to see a pic of you and Esther! Those mittens are adorable! Yay, more blogging!

12:14 PM  

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