SYLVI-KAL: The Ultimate Coat!


#521

Thanks so much…by late afternoon and reading the pattern over and over, I realised that in the key to the chart it said, the square with the dot is a pearl on the odd number rows and a knit on the even numbered rows, and I had overlooked that. I don’t know why the chart simply wasn’t made to reflect that…kind of strange to me, but now I have completed 21 wonderful rows and am so excited. Thanks again. :):thumbsup:


#522

Good for you for figuring it out! I’m happy that you’re on your way. We’d love to see a photo of you finished coat if you’d like to post one.
I often do the same thing with patterns when I’m stumped, read and re-read every word, read them out loud, read them upside down. Eventually something usually makes sense. If not, this is a good place to ask.


#523

Since you’re only up to about row 21 or so of the chart, I thought I’d chime in.

Most challenging thing for a lot of Sylvi knitters is the chart(s).

If you haven’t already done so, I highly recommend [B]color coding[/B] your chart [B]symbols KEY[/B] and then [B]all symbols within the chart[/B] to correspondingly match.

Back in 2009, I took a photo of my chart key, and a photo of my chart. Both photos are cropped to protect against copyright infringement, but the point of color coding is still served.

Click here below. Scroll down, it’s post #25.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88087&page=3

I always color code any chart because it prevents errors. But with the jillion chart symbols in Sylvi, it was a matter of life and death of the project. I don’t know how anyone could knit from a black and white Sylvi chart, honestly it would take me forever to wade through each row… and with much tinking I’m sure.


#524

Thanks for the tips…I copied the charts and have been crossing off bits and pieces as I go, and also keeping a second chart handy in case I need to look at a crossed out portion. So far so good. :aww:


#525

The SYLVI charts are by far the most challenging charts I’ve ever had to decipher. Study all the chart symbols [B]really carefully [/B] because I’m warning you, some of them are nearly identical.


#526

I am so excited to join the Syvi gorup. I have saved a photo of this coat on my Pinterest for a while and now have motivation to start it.


#527

Same here!! I’m so excited to have found this page. I started my left front a few days ago. However I’m stuck at row 124 where it asks to work to the last 2 stitches and K2. On my next row do I work purls for these two knits?
I’m stuck and wondering what these two knits are for
Thanks a lot in advance :slight_smile:


#528

I don’t have this pattern but perhaps looking at some of the projects on Ravelry can help. This one shows the fronts and may help answer your question (see especially photos 4,5,6):
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/AgassizKnitter/sylvi