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Lea Vollmer
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This is the stitch pattern I'd like to knit from the top down - it's written to be knit from the bottom up and the more I work with it I think I'm going to have to work it as written and change my shawl design!  It's complicated!
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Yepp, that is definitely one of those stitch patterns that can't really be reversed.
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Question - I'm thinking about knitting a shawl from the top down, but the border I want to end with is written from the bottom up.  Can I reverse this somehow so it will work with my top down design?
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Depends on the border. Some patterns can be reversed completely, some can be adapted to look similar and some just don't work. 

Can you show us the pattern you want to do as border? 
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Working on chart B - 10 - I think I've used every marker I own!
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I did every 3rd repeat
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Question: if we're doing the XS version how many of the Lace Circles are we going to do? I'm almost through with both repeats of circle 3. Thanks!
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Got it - thanks!
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Day 3 - noticed I had left out 3 rows (cry) frogging and reknitting on Day 4.
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Frogged back to 72 st, last rnd of C1. Thank goodness for size 0 12 & 24 inch circs. Ready for more football and C2.
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Day 2 - finished lace circle 2 and changing colors.
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PS I just increased to 288 and I have lots of my first ball of yarn left.
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Finally, I'm back to working on my Pi! 

Question though that doesn't have to do with Pi, but any input would be appreciated:  I'm thinking about knitting a shawl from the top down, but the border I want to end with is written from the bottom up.  Can I reverse the border pattern somehow so it will work with my top down design?  Thanks!
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Well, lace that is shaped with bias is different on the cast on and bind off edges, but usually looks OK either way, just different. What I would do is make a little garter or St st swatch, and then try the border on it as it's written and see if you like it.  If not, we can look at it closer and see if it can be modified or if I've seen anything similar anywhere that will work on top down.
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Look what I made!  - 
 
Just finished designing this shawl - I'm very happy with how it turned out!
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So beautiful. Well done!
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You weren't kidding when you said it would slow down once you got to those 500+ stitches!
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And, since I'm on chart B-10, I've used up every single stitch marker I have in the house to keep track!

Speaking of charts - what charting software do you use if I may ask?  I have a lacy scarf pattern I've designed I'd like to put into print and a chart would be far easier to read than a written out description of every single row.  There are several out there, so I'm hoping to get some opinions.  Thanks!
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FINALLY! Finished second repeat of circle 3 - almost ready to start circle 4.
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Just finished the Circles in Diamonds chart B - 3 using my 2nd color. 
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Just the first. 
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Day 1
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Beautiful!!
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