Lace grafting

scottly's picture

I am currently working on a new shawl - the first of my own design or actually composition since I'm just putting together different patterns. It has has a border pattern of mini chevrons and then transitions in to the Pointed Stripe pattern.

Because all of the patterns are directional I want to knit each side seperately and then graft in the middle. I really want the Pointed Stripe pattern to look uninterupted at the center but will a graft work OK with that pattern or am I stuck repeating my transitional pattern in order to make the graft invisible?

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Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Lots of luck, Scott. Have

Lots of luck, Scott. Have never been brave enough to graft anything but plain knitting. -- Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

MMario's picture

a "kludge" is a make-shift

a "kludge" is a make-shift fix.

yes - by resting row I mean the purled "return" row....some lace patterns have you doing increases and decreases on both sides. Those are harder to graft.

scottly's picture

So end both halves with a

So end both halves with a return row and all should be well.

Thanks Mario

MMario's picture

you are working end towards

you are working end towards center? end each side with a lace row, your graft will form the treturn row for BOTH sides.

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scottly's picture

Thanks Mario, I would have

Thanks Mario, I would have done that wrong for sure.

MMario's picture

It the pointed stripe and

It the pointed stripe and every row lace or every other. If there is a "resting row" then you can kitchener with no problem without it looking kludged.

scottly's picture

I'm not exactly sure what

I'm not exactly sure what you mean but you purl all of the even rows and then go back to the pattern on the odd rows. So would a "resting row" be the purl row? I love the word kludged but what does it mean exactly?

scottly's picture

I'm not exactly sure what

I'm not exactly sure what you mean but you purl all of the even rows and then go back to the pattern on the odd rows. So would a "resting row" be the purl row? I love the word kludged but what does it mean exactly?