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So I've been doing a Teresa Wentzler knotwork bookmark, the one in the top left corner, as a travel project. I'd previously done a similar, though less complicated, bookmark that she offered in a free design, as my introduction to evenweave.

The free chart is shown against a grid of 1 stitch by 1 stich, as I expect from charts. The non-free chart is, well. It's different for each bookmark, but on the one I was working on, the horizontal lines are spaced at 1 stitch, 3 stitches, 2, 3, and then 1 again for the top two blocks of 10 stitches, and then 1, 3, 2, and 4 for the bottom block of 10. The vertical lines are spaced at 3, 5, and 2. I had to take a ruler to it to figure this out, because I am not spatially gifted.

After more false starts than I would care to admit, I thought things were going well. I'd come to the far edge of the bookmark and turned back, and was about to complete one more upside-down V and then cross over the stitching I did before.

Well, not so much.

failed knotwork bookmark

I have absolutely no idea what happened and really I'm so mad I can't be bothered to figure it out. I stuffed the bookmark in the trash as soon as I took its picture and I'm going to do a blackwork bookmark that I found in a magazine by way of palate-cleanser (also because the wings of the big WIP, the overdyed red dragon, are in blackwork, and I've never done it). If and when I go back to these knotwork bookmarks, I'm going to take a ruler and a pencil to an enlarged copy of the chart.

Seriously, why on earth would you chart that way?

[Very, very late ETA: on going back to these, it appears it was some peculiarity of my old computer's interaction with the electronic pattern software, as the pattern does in fact display with a 1x1 grid on my new one. I swear I wasn't making it up, though.]

Speaking of the overdyed red dragon, here's a picture for the record:

overdyed red dragon WIP, 2010-07-06

Not the greatest picture, but I think you can see that the outline of the body, tail, and limbs is done; the lighter-color bit at the top right is going to be the edge of the back wing. I decided to not finish one stitch at a time on the overdyed thread for the body, on the theory that going row-by-row would look more like body shading; we'll see how that decision comes out.

Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
rosefox: "Joy through making things happen" (craft)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
It's different for each bookmark, but on the one I was working on, the horizontal lines are spaced at 1 stitch, 3 stitches, 2, 3, and then 1 again for the top two blocks of 10 stitches, and then 1, 3, 2, and 4 for the bottom block of 10. The vertical lines are spaced at 3, 5, and 2.

That is very very odd. It sounds like it was photocopied badly and some of the lines faded!

If you send me the chart I can try to fix it for you.
Edited Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 04:53 am (UTC)

Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 02:13 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
So bizarre. Now I'm curious--can you send me the chart?

Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 03:19 pm (UTC)
rosefox: Green books on library shelves. (Default)
From: [personal profile] rosefox
Heh, sure, that works.

Date: Tuesday, July 6th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thistleingrey.livejournal.com
Oh, ack. That's terribly irritating. +1 the chart doesn't sound right (the thread is lovely, though!).
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Date: Saturday, July 10th, 2010 03:12 pm (UTC)
oyceter: teruterubouzu default icon (Default)
From: [personal profile] oyceter
... wow. I could not even figure out how to picture that in my head, much less have it and somehow decipher it and then plot it back to evenweave.

The dragon looks so pretty! And you are inspiring me to do more of my *cough*seven years and counting*cough* own project!

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