05 January 2013

chart A row counts ~ posted by Melissa

hey, everyone ~ I got a message outside the blog for help with chart a so I thought I'd also share the answer with everyone here since we're all in this together ~ if you struggle a bit with getting started, here are the stitch counts at the end of every row til you stop increasing on chart a!  I didn't think about it before but there may be some of us that are not used to using a chart & there aren't written directions with this pattern!  ~ Melissa

edited to add: I'm thinking that some of the confusion may well be with reading Jared's chart correctly...that long vertical column over on the left of chart A is part of the chart even though it's not 'attached' to the triangular section...if you draw a horizontal line all the way across your pattern from one side of the paper to the other under a row, that row includes every stitch on that line (make sense?)...so each repeat of row 1 is the knit st at the point of the triangle and the lone knit stitch at the bottom of the vertical column, each repeat of row 2 is the 3 stitches at the bottom of the triangle and the lone knit stitch on the second row of the vertical column, etc

cast on 8 stitches
row 1 - 8st
row 2 - 16st
row 3 - 16st
row 4 - 24st
row 5 - 24st
row 6 - 32st
row 7 - 32st
row 8 - 40st
row 9 - 40 st
row 10 - 48st
row 11 - 48st
row 12 - 48st
row 13 - 56st
row 14 - 56st
row 15 - 56st
row 16 - 64st
row 17 - 64st
row 18 - 64st
row 19 thru end of chart a - 72st

don’t forget to slide your stitch marker at end of rows 21, 23, 25, 27!


  1. What a lovely shawl! ♥ I bought the pattern, but do not have enough yarn in my stash. Ordering by mail can take three weeks to a month, but thanks for the inspiration. It's definitely on my list.

    1. thanks, Marianne40 :)

      if you change your mind and decide to join us, you're always welcome...even a month from now! no sense knitting by yourself when you have this lovely bunch to keep you company! (I sent you a note on ravelry, also!)

  2. This is great, for next time, thanks

  3. Hi, on round 4 increase I keep coming up with 26 st. not 24 st. What am I doing wrong?

  4. hi, Eileen...hmmm

    first ~ did you have the right # of stitches at the end of row 3 (16)? if yes, you should only be adding 2 yo's per needle if you're using 4 needles which brings you to a total of 8 added stitches for a total st count of 24

    if you're ending up with an extra 2 stitches, I can think of 2 things that may be happening...either you may be adding 2 extra yo's somewhere within the row or you're unintentionally making a yo when you go from one dp needle to the next (I do that sometimes) ~ all 4 needles should look the same so see which 2 have too many stitches and those 2 needles probably have something wrong with them)

    hope this helps :)