Friday, December 12, 2008

Chugga Chugga Charts








These charts can be used most successfully with double knitting but an adventurous knitter may adapt them into stranded knitting or intarsia or some combination of the two.

I used wool-ease with an Italian tubular cast-on and then double knit 7 plain rows the caboose three repeats of the passenger car, coal car and engine and 7 more plain rows. I used a sewn cast-off to match the cast-on. It measures appx. 5" x 72" with a gauge of 5 sts per inch on size 7 needles.

Enjoy these charts but please, only use them for personal projects or gifts.

Here's the finished object!


11 comments:

Cyndi said...

This is so cool! Great job!!!

Robyn said...

Very impressive! I love it! I just wish I had the patience to knit it!

Puddytat purr said...

This is amazing! I saw you post the picture on Ravelry, I showed it to oldest son who loved it so I think I might make it for his 18th birthday in September.

I've never tried double knitting before, but this is interesting enough to stop me getting bored!

Thank you so much for posting this AND making it free :0)

Kekumukula said...

Mahalo for sharing your charts. My nephew in Virginia loves trains and so I'm planning to knit a solid blanket using your train charts. This'll be the first time I'll be winging such a big project like this. I hope it comes out fine by this Christmas.

Kekumukula said...

Aloha there! I finished the train blanket. I have the finished product posted on Ravelry. I'm under the same name: Kekumukula if you're interested.

Blackbird said...

I will be using these charts. :)
I'd been looking for some train charts, and yours are *perfect*.

Brecka said...

just used your charts to inspire my latest baby blanket!
thanks for all the work you put into them :)

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/breckalew/chugga-chugga

Rachel B said...

I just learned how to knit in October and I just learned how to double knit 3 days ago. I can't wait to start knitting this scarf for my dad for Christmas!

Thanks so much for posting the pattern!!

Ellisen said...

Thank you so much for sharing your Train Scarf with us. I have a little friend who adores trains! Perfect!

lee woo said...

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#repeats
www.ufgop.org

Rachel said...

Hi Laura - I love your train motifs and want to make the double knit blanket for my grandson. It occurs to me though if I knit it either starting on the long side or the short side the motifs will only work in one direction and the scale will be wrong in the other. So I thought of knitting in "in the round" starting in the middle and increasing at each of the 4 corners. If I did that could you please give me a hint as to how to increase it so that I end up with a rectangle instead of a square? Alternatively I could knit it in 4 triangles but would still need the same guidance as to rate of increase. Thank you in advance.