When writing a pattern, do you try to explain the stitch or just name the stitch?
For example would you put
“3 rows of 3dc Chevron stitch separated by 3dc”
“Dc x3, 3dc in one, dc x3, 3dc tog - so on”
Or as someone trying to read a pattern which would you prefer?
I’ve got a pattern I’m working on that uses some odd stitches and having trouble writing it down to be understandable.
If the stitch is in ribblr stitch library, you do not need to explain the stitch, the user can click on it and get instructions, most even have a video
If it is not, I add all of those under the measurements on that page in the format of my abbreviation, long name, then how to do it.
Then it’s written in the pattern like any other stitch
Of the 2 options given, I would prefer this one.
But then again, If that is a special stitch with those directions explained at the beginning … you could just say Chevron st across, or something like that …
sorry, probably not helpful
Personally I think writing the stitch name or have a video or photo attached to that part of the pattern works as it’s sometimes hard to understand if it’s just written without reference as at least if I know the name I can see it visually how it’s done, of course it could be written out as well but having the name on the side or the video/picture attached helps
Wait for real? I didn’t know that!
if you turn on the hints while in a pattern, you will see blue lines under stitch abbreviations…click that and the written or video instruction will come up…also, anywhere you write the word “repeat” that will become a clickable repeat counter
hints are the lightbulb icon
Yeah that’s what I was wondering, if I could explain it once then just reference it.
@anon5108995 how freaking cool is that? Thank you! There’s so many hidden little features here that it’s easy to get overwhelmed early on when trying to learn them all. Then I forget to go back and find more that I didn’t before.
this is way easier than when I was young and you just had to carry you pattern around in your purse and hope you happened to bump into an old lady working with yarn to explain it to you
Lol I’ve done it! People at the joann’s wondering if something’s wrong with me as I’m trying to guess which person there might be able to help.
It seems Ribblr already does that! @anon5108995 said we just gotta find the light bulb icon.
“if” it is in the library, not everything is
Can we add to the library?
Yeah, I love seeing the little video or photo icon on the side of the step so I can reference it
no, but you can add a link to a youtube tutorial in the media for that line of it needs more explaining
Do I have to make them or is it okay if it’s someone else tutorial?
just a link, any video, their creds are in their vid
I prefer very pink knits and hooked by robyn
Wow thats cool about the patterns on here.
If was writing a pdf pattern i would do a special stitches spot after the tools
Needed as a referance they could look back too. I always do the
Or id word it like this
- dc 3, 3dc in next st, 3dc tog* now if i was able too i would say ( ) repeat of possible i also add after stitch count how many rows.
Please keep in mind that this is pdf only.
So far ive only written up patterns on my note book except one but im revamping that ami so this will be an adventure once i get doing them on this platform.
In my current patterns when I have repeats in a row I do like (sc, inc) x6 or whatever it is. But on one I’m trying to write up from my notebook now, on paper ya know it’s written so I understand it but now that I’m trying to write it or others…