trey bracelet pattern rewrite

xtophercb's picture

ok. rewrote the trey bracelet ( http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/trey ) pattern so it makes some sense and doesn't leave things out. but i need a spot checker or two.

i'm inferring that rows 1, 3 and 5 are the wrong side, and rows 2, 4 and 6 are the right side, because even tho it's never explicitly stated as such, in the grid picture she has an icon for a long set of slipped stitches and in the key it says WS, ergo row 3 is the wrong side, so the other odds must be wrong sides too, and the evens must be right sides? also, why it starts with a wrong side, i don't know...

now, she uses the same icons for 2 different meanings. on a right side, a "|" means one thing, but on a wrong side, it means the opposite. same with "-". on one side it means purl, on the other side it means knit. why not just use the same icon to mean the same thing, i do not know, but hooray for designer's prerogative.

so after deciphering the indiana jones hieroglyphics i think i have this...

cast on 13
row 1 (ws): slip to purl, k2, p7, k2, p, turn work
row 2 (rs): slip to purl, knit to end, turn work
row 3 (ws): slip to purl, k2, p, slip 5 to purl, p, k2, p, turn work
row 4 (rs): slip to purl, k5, k grabbing below, k6, turn work
repeat rows 3 & 4 another 23 times, for 24 repeats total
row 5 (ws): slip to purl, k2, p7, k2, p, turn work
row 6 (rs): slip to purl, knit to end, turn work
bind off

am i even in the ballpark, let alone the same city?

xtophercb's picture

andy, thanks for the heads-up

andy, thanks for the heads-up on her 'unconventional' method of charting... i'd have said 'deliberately confusing' (no, i'd have actually said 'shit-for-brains'!), but i'm not as nice.

so, if rows 1, 3 and 5 ARE wrong side, and rows 2, 4, and 6 ARE right side, and i start bottom left (instead of usual bottom right), and zig-zag my way to the top (1 is left-right, then 2 is right-left, then 3 is left-right and so on), then my 5th time rewrite should be right.

CO 13
1 (ws) slipP, k2, p7, k2, p, turn work
2 (rs) slipP, k to end, turn work
3 (ws) slipP, k2, p, slip5P, p, k2, p, turn work
4 (rs) slipP, k5, grab below, k to end, turn work
repeat 3&4 23 more times for 24 sets total
5 (ws) slipP, k2, p7, k2, p, turn work
6 (rs) slipP, k to end, turn work
bind off, weave in ends

Crafty Andy's picture

When it is a flat piece it is

When it is a flat piece it is customary to do things this way. The strange part is that she uses non-convention knit stitch symbols. I have seen a lot of patterns that start the 1st Row on the wrong side. Sometimes it is on purpose to because of the kind of cast on you use.

Not only that she starts the pattern on the left side , which again is not conventional. A lot of Barbara Walker's Series Stitch books are like this. I can see your confusion as she does not tell you that the pattern is read from left to right to begin with, nor does it explicitly makes sure you understand that the pattern starts on the wrong side.

You got your work cut out for you!

xtophercb's picture

yes... people... i had it

yes... people... i had it wrong anyway. bottom right is the start, which means my rewrite is backwards. so much for trying to make it easier on myself.

MMario's picture

the reason right and wrong

the reason right and wrong side the symbols mean differing things is that many people prefer that a chart show the stitches as viewed from the rightside.