January 21, 2011

Yarn: King Cole Merino Blend DK in Kingfisher, and Drops Karisma in Black - both are 100% superwash wool

Needles: 4mm / US 6

Gauge: 6 stitches x 9 rows in garter stitch

Stitch Pattern: Garter stitch jacquard 

Source: KH, p. 167

Comments: I've been wanting to learn this for a while - its one of the reasons I sought out this particular book.  Its not hard, but this photo also does a good job of concealing the two places where the change of yarns makes a hole in the fabric and/or shows blue where it should be black.  Methinks I need a little more practice.  Maybe if I charted out a pattern first it might help a bit?  ;)


  1. lovely to see your swatches! I'm a great fan of charting patterns, knitting by pictures makes so much sense to me, of all those lines of text. But I know someone who loves knitting the rythm of words and abbreviations....she has never actually tried working from a chart though.

  2. Its interesting how we process knitting instructions - for colourwork, I think a chart is easier, because you can see the final picture of how the item should look. For lace, though, I think I prefer the written instructions.

    I hadn't really thought about it, but now that you mention it, most of the instructions I have been using are provided in words, not in charts... I should get Barbara Walker's third book, which is mostly charted designs, and find out which is easier for me to use! :)