Friday, January 29, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

My first pattern!

I've been horribly sick today, so I spent the day trying to come up with a new lace edging to finish the Hemlock Ring Blanket I've been working on.

I decided to play around with lace charting software to see if I could come up with something that would match the exsisting pattern and give me points all the way around. The pattern is worked on a multiple of 10 stitches so I figured 4 repeats was a great way to test it - really, it wasn't, but tell that to the Nyquil. It ended up turning into a lace square with a flower in the middle... duh 4 points = a square! I'll have to play with it tomorrow to make sure it will work when there are 50 or so repeats of the pattern.

Anyway here's the pattern and chart -

Flower Lace Square

CO 5 sts
Divide using your favorite in the round method - I chose Magic Loop
Row 1: K around (5sts)
Row2: *YO, K1* (10sts)
Row3-5: K around
Row 6: *YO, K1* (20 sts)
Row 7-9: K around
Row 10: *YO, K1* (40sts)
Row 11-13: K around
Row 14: Begin chart Row 1
Follow chart to row 7, loosely BO
Block into a square :oD

Chart - Link
(Couldn't figure out how to get the full chart to show, so there's a link to it above!)

Hopefully you can read that chart!
If not here are the written instructions -
Row 1: *K4, K2tog, Yo, K, Yo, Ssk, K1*
Rows 2, 4, 6: K around
Row 3: *K3, K2tog, Yo, K3, Yo, Ssk*
Row 5: *K3tog, K1, Ssk, Yo, K1, Yo, SK2p, Yo, K1, Yo*
Row 7: *Yo, SK2p, (Yo, K1)x7*
Row 8: Loosely Bind Off