The time has come in this knitters life to start learning the dark art of pattern writing. I need some help - anyone got any good ideas about books or reference materials? Especially for the Euro knitter - struggle sometimes with the US version of knitting stuff (am getting there mind you - so wouldn’t rule it out). Any suggestions -much appreciated this end.
This existing thread might have some info:
Great stuff… thank you
Every time I see a thread like this I can’t help but think about those kids in math classes in school who said “I’ll never need this crap!”
HEY! Don’t make fun of us! How’d we know we’d take up knitting one day?!
I’m also a “I’m never going to use this crap” student, and I’ve got to say A squared + O squared = H squared has never come up in my knitting. Basic Algebra, Yes, but oh look, you can do that on a calculator. (The guy who invented calculators is a god. seriously)
As for designing, I tend to look at patterns I like, work out what I want, then hack them to pieces. Oh, and check your drape for your swatch. Jumpers that can stand up by themselves are only useful for joulsting.
Hey, I’m not a builder, but I have build a few DIY projects where I needed a square corner and I didn’t have my square (a tool that more often looks like and ‘L’ or ‘T’ or a triangle than a square!) handy so I used my tape measure and the 3, 4, 5 triagle rule.
I also used geometry and algebra to calculate the volume of our circular pool with diameter of 18 feet and water depth of 42 inches. That sucker hold a lot of water; over 48,000 pounds of it! So that’s why the assembly instructions said not to build it on a deck.
And you know it is written in the instructions because someone actually tried it!
But sometimes the simple arithmetic of patterns can trip me up like a raised join/seam on a sidewalk. (That should not be confused with tripping over the [B]lines[/B] on a floor or sidewalk, which is called ‘low stride’ syndrome ).