Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Thank Goodness for Diagrams!!

I ran across this photo of a pretty pineapple shawl and realized that it's from a Japanese book.


OK, so you know I don't read Japanese, right? But, as luck would have it, I found ( don't ask me where), the diagram for it.

But there's a catch.... it's not the WHOLE pattern, but pretty much!! ;-)

Had to figure out the rest on my own, and since I've done a few pineapple patterns before, it wasn't too hard to figure out.

I find that diagrams help out a lot. Written (especially pineapples) patterns can sometimes be overwhelming, so wordy, it makes me dizzy!!

Now, here's the thing. I know the original pattern probably calls for some thin expensive, sport-weight type of yarn, but you know me......I'm a '4-ply kinda guy!!'

Hee, Hee!!


11 comments:

lalltop said...

I have not learned to read charts but I do sometimes use them to check my work... I love that shawl... Are you going to offer your take on the pattern for sale?.. Lynn

Vicki Suan said...

Very nice! Merry Christmas, Ken!

Spicey2 said...

Can't tell it's not the pattern. Great Work! Happy Holidays

solomi558 said...

I crochet, this looks very Great Expectations ( the English classic)--cottonreel

solomi558 said...

Over the weekend I,ll gather some of my crochet together, photograph it and put it on my blog . I,ll let you know when it is published---------cottonreel

solomi558 said...

I posted my crochet on my blog, take a look see if you have time ---cottonreel

Akua Lezli Hope said...

Happy New Year Ken!
Have you checked out Ravelry?
I'm pattern testing there.
I hope to do a coouple of garments in the new year.
Best to you and yours.

Julie said...

Very Nice Shawl.

Anonymous said...

That is really lovely, is it for sale?
Sherry-gypsyNJ@comcast.net

Ginger said...

That is beautiful. I am teaching a class this semester on pattern reading (abbreviations and graphs). I have met many people who know how to crochet and can't read a pattern. This is a perfect example of why we should. That was a whole lot less work than trying to copy the piece without a pattern... :)

Jackie said...

oooh that shall is so cute!