Wednesday, August 22, 2012


I decided to cast on the Vernal Equinox Surprise Shawl with my Tri'Coterie Sock BFL Silky yarn in the Cinna colorway.  The colorway is this beautiful gradient from royal blue to midnight blue to black.  I fell in love with it when I saw it.  And Cinna is probably my favorite Hunger Games character.

I have gotten to really like charts because they show what stitches are where.  And show  how they correspond to the previous rows. 

Or at least they should.

The Vernal Equinox pattern has charts.  They look like normal charts.  But they aren't.  Starting with row 43, the pattern shifts by a stitch.  However, the chart makes no indication that they are switching.  *blink*  Ummm.  I don't understand why you would chart it that way.  You have to move any stitch markers over one stitch to the right.  And then next row the stitches won't be on top of the stitch where they are in the chart.


I keep coming back to *why* chart it that way?  If it is for space reasons, *say so unfront*.  Luckily there are over a thousand people that have knit this.  So a quick Ravelry search told me that my suspicions about things shifting were correct.  But why not state that?

I feel like it has to be me.  Most people said how easy the charts were to follow.  I don't see that as easy.  Luckily, I found someone who marked out when the rows in the pattern shift.  So I will just highlight them on the pattern so I know.  *shrugs.*

Ah well.  Live and learn.

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