Our final task for each garment is to add it to our “design note” book and let Jean review it along with our garment.
Here’s my entry for the vest.
Besides reproducing a 1/4 scale drawing of the pattern we also note gauge, needle size, measurements and add a photo.
I followed the format found in many Japanese knitting books. Essentially, most of the details needed to knit the garment can be found within the chart. That includes measurements, stitch/row counts and decrease notations.
Japanese books always note decreases in the same format: rows – stitches – times. Read these notations from bottom to top as if knitting the garment. For example here are my decreases for the shoulder slope.
This “design note” book and 1/4 scale ruler was supplied by Jean and came from Japan. Each page is a 1/4 scale grid with every square representing 1cm. We draw our chart using a special 1/4 scale ruler which also includes .5cm marks as well as 1cm marks.
I don’t think this handy booklet is available in the US.
By the way, I enjoy working in the metric system and can’t understand why the US doesn’t dump the Imperial system.