Thursday, January 31, 2008

Polish Eagle for Knitting...Armenian Technique


(This chart is 8 spi x 6 spi, for a Jumper/DK weight yarn)

This chart is for Armenian knitting...a technique that uses 2 colors. Your main color is the background color and then the pattern is done in the carried color.
I added the crown in another color, because it is small enough that the crown and claws could be done in duplicate stitch.
If this chart is to be used as an afghan I would suggest you trap after 2 stitches...this will make the loops in back much smaller and I doubt you would have to then "cover" the back.
I suggest you use wool and you work in the round on circular needles. I beleive to steek you need to use wool and that is why I say this. If your blanket is to be 300 stitches wide...then knit 300 + 3....the 3 will be for steeking. Once cut you can then add an edge of choice.
My choice of colors would be Main color white and the Eagle done in red or black. The Chart is an outline so the Eagle will be white when done.
Now for the technique. I suggest you order the book from http://www.schoolhousepress.com/ The great thing is then Meg will sign it for you. OK, your in Poland and can't get the book...Schoolhouse Press does ship over seas.
You could also, go to Boarders for the afternoon and read the book and lean to do the trapping while there...but the book has some amazing patterns and constrution techniques well worth the price. You could try the local Library too...but since it is a new book...I wouldn't bet on it...u could ask them to order it or to interloan it.... The fastest is order from Schoolhouse Press...you would have it next week.
I will be posting a small video with the trapping technique in the future sometime...we are having capture card issues with my new computer...Well, it is capturing the video...just no sound!
If you click on the chart, a very large version for printing out will pop up.

Now with that said...Let's get Knittin







10 comments:

Nancy said...

Yes, SHP ships worldwide.

Anonymous said...

All I can say is WOW....you clever devil! Sandy in TX

EZ Knitter said...

Sandy..it's called computer softwear...for charting.

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing

Anonymous said...

I seldom leave comments on blog, but I have been to this post which was recommend by my friend, lots of valuable details, thanks again.

Anonymous said...

How can I print out the Polish Eagle for Knitting with out the background color.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering how to print out the Polish Eagle for Knitting, or do I have to pay for it.

EZ Knitter said...

There really isnt a background...because the picture is so small the squares for the chart is shading it..if you right click on the picture and save it then enlarge it on your computer u will see that there are squares..if u need more help email me a personal email address to kski@optimum.net or go to ravelry.com and my id is kski i have the chart in my projects too.

EZ Knitter said...

I do not sell my stuff it is free..right click on it and save to your computer.

Anonymous said...

Ok, Thank You. My son n law is Polish and has been asking me to make him a polish eagle afghan. I am going to try and make this for him.