Repeats and Borders on a knitting chart

I’ve received several requests to give some examples of using repeats in a chart. This post will cover the basics of doing that.

Let’s start with a lace chart created in Stitchmastery but with no Border or Repeat added;-

Lace chart with no Border or Repeat

Notice that when Stitchmastery generates the written instructions it looks for patterns in the text and does its best to condense any repeated portions of a row that it finds. So, for example, instead of writing;-

yo, ssk, yo, ssk

it writes;-

(yo, ssk) x 2

But what if we wanted the knitter to repeat the middle portion of the chart? Well we could add a nice big red Border to the chart to indicate that;-

Lace chart with Border but no Repeat

The red Border stands out and, with the edited key entry, is quite clear to the knitter following the chart that the middle portion must be worked 5 times. However, as the Border is only a visual element on the chart, the written instructions do not match the chart.

Once a Repeat has been added the chart looks the same but the written instructions now match the chart.

Lace chart with Border and Repeat

2 Responses to Repeats and Borders on a knitting chart

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