Monthly Archives: June 2013

Decision Made: Unravel

Once I decided to unravel “Liesl,” I showed no mercy.  As it was knit top down in one piece, the unraveling (from the bottom up) went quickly and smoothly. I set up my old Louët skein winder, and, as I … Continue reading

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Pattern Construction – Conclusion

Patterns have been passed from generation to the next in various ways:  from treasured swatches of various stitches passed through early generations of knitters/crocheters to, in the late 19th century, narratives using inconsistent terminology.  My grandmother and mother (born in early and … Continue reading

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Rewriting Narrative to Neo-Norsk Pattern Construction

DROPS Design offers a great number of patterns at no cost and in a great array of languages.  The patterns have schematics (which is useful) but are written in the narrative style. A blogger asked me to demonstrate how to … Continue reading

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Marveng’s Milanese Shawl: Road Trip Project

When I saw Linda Marveng’s Milanese Shawl in her May 11 post, my fingers itched to knit it.  (The pattern is available both in her book TO RETT EN VRANG and at Ravelry.  I had a long road trip coming up, I rationalized, … Continue reading

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The Neo-Norsk Pattern Construction Method

For the time being, I am calling this pattern construction method the Neo-Norsk method.  I took elements of three different styles:  (1) Narrative, (2), the old Norwegian abbreviated table & column format that I grew up with, and (3) pictorial/schematic. … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Very Reductionist Pattern

This post is a follow-up discussion on the “reductionist” pattern format used by Junghans-Wolle for women’s cardigan Modell 434/2, free on its website.  (I reduced its size below.) I think the schematics are very well done.  They include all the information I need if … Continue reading

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A Very Reductionist Pattern

I have long been a proponent of the old-style Norwegian patterns used when I was a child.  Eclectic blogger Connie Krug sent me another version of a reductionist pattern.  It too is short but is set up differently than the old-style … Continue reading

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