Knitting is very interesting, time consuming and requires a lot of patience. Before you begin to engage in knitting products, you must first examine all the subtleties and features, designations and bases in knitting patterns. One of the basics of knitting is rapport.
Rapport knitting: purpose and designation
Rapport is the main element of the knitted ornament, a part of the pattern that repeats regularly. In the process of knitting rapport creates a pattern of knitted fabric. Rapport for any pattern has a certain number of loops and rows.
At the beginning of knitting of any product, we necessarily knit a small piece of cloth to determine the thickness of the product. After all, the threads are all different in thickness and quality, and you also need to know how you want the product to sit on you, either freely or it should fit your figure.
On charts in periodicals rapport usually denoted by square brackets or arrows, and in the texts rapport denote asterisks at the beginning and end and in a different color.
For symmetry of the picture, the loops are indicated before and after the rapport. This means that, first of all, we knit loops that are indicated before the rapport, and then repeat the loops of the rapport as many times as many times it fits entirely to the very end of the row, then we knit those loops that are located after the rapport. The number of loops that are dialed must be a multiple of the number of loops in the repeat.
Types of rapport knitting
There are two types of rapport.
- Horizontal rapport. For example: gum 2 * 2 - 2 face and 2 purl. The drawing is then repeated in the row for as long as required. We do not take edge loops into account. Rapport patterns in knitting and there are these two facial and two purl, what is indicated before the first point of the repeat knit at the very beginning of the series, and what is after the second, knit at the very end.
- Vertical rapport.In this case, the pattern consists of several rows. Here they give a description of the pattern along the rows, and then repeat at the very end from another row. This is necessarily indicated in the description of rapport.
Reading rapport in knitting
Regular alternation in a certain order of different loops, as well as their groups, forms a knitting pattern. Knitting patterns are one-sided (in them one side shows the structure and is the front, and the other side is the wrong side) and bilateral, the structure of which makes it possible to use any side of knitting. Knitting pattern is usually formed on the front side of knitting, but sometimes it happens that the pattern can form a seamy rows, i.e. On the seamy side of the work can be the front side of knitting.
Before you start knitting a cloth, you need, first of all, to get acquainted with all the ways of knitting loops and with all their designations.. We read the knitting pattern from top to bottom along the rows and from right to left. The numbers below the horizontal bottom line indicate the number of loops. This will be rapport The numbers on the right are front rows, we read them from right to left. The purl rows are on the left, the record of these rows is read from left to right.
In rapport rarely indicate only the front rows.. They are only odd. This means that even front rows are not listed in rapport.
Having studied the technique of reading and knitting rapport, you will easily understand and learn how to create beautiful, complex, interesting knitting patterns, Knit great products with knitting and crochet. It is so nice to wear and give beautiful things, toys, napkins, tablecloths and much more that is created by yourself. Have patience and attention, then your masterpieces will delight you and your loved ones.
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