The Walker Treasury Project

Have you seen it? So cool! The deal is, it’s an attempt to illustrate Barbara Walker’s stitch pattern treasuries with full color photos in a searchable database. If you have the books and want a better view and maybe a little opinion on a certain stitch, you can look it up online. People have to knit all the swatches and take the photos, so if you think it sounds great, go join up!

I donated a swatch of Chain Link Cables from The Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns.

Left to Right: Left Wave Chain, Right Cross Chain, Left Cross Chain, Right Wave Chain
Yarn: Cascade 220
Wraps Per Inch: 14 wpi
Needles: Size 7 US (4.5 mm)
Gauge: 5.25 sts. per inch in stockinette
Pattern: 9 stitch cable crossed every 8th row
Stitch Count Repeat: Multiple of 9 stitches
Book: A Fourth Treasury of Knitting Patterns
Difficult Techniques: Requires 2 cable needles.

It’s the one I used in Mr. HelloYarn’s gansey and my favorite cable EVER.

13 Responses to “The Walker Treasury Project”

  1. Ruth

    That’s a wonderful cable that I’d never noticed in the treasury before. Thanks!

  2. PumpkinMama

    Its funny – I just saw that post over on the WTP site, and immediately thought of you and that sweater! It didn’t even register that you knit it!

  3. Janet

    I love the intricate cabling!

    And the Walker Treasury Project is TRULY ingenious. I honestly never really stopped to think about contributing a swatch of my own, but why not?

  4. MJ

    That’s very cool! It’s nice to see those patterns recreated in color, and with more detail.

    That is a gorgeous, meaty cable.

    This reminds me of the Julie and Julia blog, where someone tried to do all the recipes in Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”.

  5. Kelly

    These are beautiful cables, I’ve never seen them before, I think I will have to use them in some way!

  6. Sarah

    That is absolutely beautiful! I’m not sure how I missed it before, but it looks great in that sweater!

  7. Faith

    Thanks for the link! I think this project is so innovative and really demonstrates the community aspect of online knitters. I love your swatch!

  8. Max

    Those are some big, beautiful cables!

    Are the waves really different from the crosses? The waves look a little beefier, a little more dimensional, but I can’t figure out why…

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