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Date: Thu, 7 Aug 1997 14:33:25 -0400 (EDT)
To: knit@bolis.com
Subject: KNIT: A.R.A.N. 18 - new body cable and DSS ALERT!

Good morning all

This post has been a trial...after 2 hours of composing the initial one, I
hit the delete button. ARGHHHHHHHHHHHH! 

At any rate, if I am less than chatty....

I worked on the A.R.A.N. for a few hours last weekend and decided the
Raveled Braid was too complicated for me to relax with...the row repeat
was 21 and I wanted something more 4, 8, 12 ish so I can keep a more
regular rhythm going. 

So, I changed it.

Just in case anyone else finds themselves of like mind, I am posting my
new cable below. I like the LOOK of Raveled Braid better, but my life has
been less than simple ( ! ) lately and I want to think less while I knit.
This panel will knit at about the same gauge as the Ravelled Braid, but if
you are very concerned about your final measurement, you should do a gauge
swatch and not take my word for it. 


- means purl
[ means knit
^^^^ means Back Knit Cross over 4 sts
\k\ means BACK Knit Cross over 3 sts  (this was mislabeled in the original)
/k/ means FRONT Knit Cross  (this was mislabeled in the original)
t means Twisted Stitch
cn means cable needle

Front Knit Cross (over 3 sts) slip 2 sts to cn and hold in front, k1, k2 from

Back Knit Cross (over 3 sts) slip 1 st to cn and hold in back, k2, then K1
     from cn

Back Knit Cross (over 4 sts) slip 2 sts to cn and hold in back, k2, then k2
     from cn

-t-[[[[[[[[[[-t-      8
-t-/k/[[[[\k\-t-      7
-t--[[[[[[[[--t-      6
-t--/k/[[\k\--t-      5
-t---[[[[[[---t-      4
-t---/k/\k\---t-      3
-t----[[[[----t-      2
-t----^^^^----t-  Row 1

When I put all the sts together on the body, with all the cables and
stuff, and put in my markers to separate everything, I found that the DSS
on the side edges of the sweater would come out "even" if I added two more
sts to each side.  So, I did. 

Which brings me to a point that I don't think I covered before (for you
new-to-Aran knitters).  There is no substitute for charting out your
entire first couple of rounds on graph paper. I like to set everything up
on one huge sheet and then use a magnetic board and magnetic strips to
mark where I am.  I also write down rows that are completed and use a row
gauge pinned to the beginning of the round to help me remember.  I am
notoriously inaccurate (I keep saying it's the flip side of being
creative) and need all the help I can find to "stay in line" once I find
the line! 

So, keep knitting and stay in touch!

Claudia knitting at Countrywool
overlooking Blue Hill in the Hudson Valley
of NY State in the USA
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