ABCedarium....Yes...It's a real word...I did not make it up!  I do make up words occassionally, and many of you have questioned my TexaSutionary skills, and have commented that you have not been able to find definitions or pronunciations.  That's because Wikipedia has not updated their TexaSutionary.  I submitted it ages ago!  I suspect they have just not gotten to the Letter 'T' in their vast data base of New Reference Online Materials.  Hopefully, I'll hear from them before the end of this 2012 Mayan Calendar Year.

 I'd hate to think that sometime in the FarFarAway Future that the New World would not have The TexaSutionary.  Yikes...I'd be responsible for FFA Future Knitters thinking the Alphabet is 'B-Z', and that CVKG is the correct letter order, and LogIn means it's OK to light the fireplace, and Ravelry is just misspelled, and the author 'SuKnitWitty' has two extra letters...ty!

OMG!  I don't have time for this FFA Future worry right now.  It's the last day of February and I'm rushing to meet a SID (self imposed deadline).  I promised several of Ya'll Knitters I'd have this 'ABCedarium Post and Pattern' for you this month.  So, here YaGo!

Abecedarium (or abecedary) is an inscription consisting of the letters of an alphabet, almost always listed in order...oops Typically, abecedaries are practice exercises...whew!

Some abecedaria include obsolete letters which are not otherwise attested in inscriptions...Yay for TexaSutionary!

Some abecedaria found in the Athenian Agora appear to be deliberately incomplete, consisting of only the first three to six letters of the Greek alphabet, and these may have had a magical or ritual significance....YEEESSS...SuKnitWitty The Knit-Purl Wizzard!!!!

There's more, but I'm going to get right to the Knitty Gritty of  Knitting the Letter 'E' in Two Colors....

by SuKnitWitty
Yarn:  Cotton in 2 colors...Main Color(MC) and Accent Color(AC)
Needle:  Size 7 or 8...(worked from bottom up)
Cast on 36...(cast on with one size larger)

1-4...Knit across (MC)
5...k3, p30, k3...(Wrong Side)
6...and all EVEN numbered rows...knit across...Right Side
7 and 8...repeat rows 5 and 6
9, 11, 13, 15...k3, p7,k16, p7, k3...(add AC at k16)

16...Right Side Knit Across with (MC) additional step...k10, k11 and carry (AC) along back, k5 with MC and AC, drop AC and knit to end.

17, 19, and 21 ...k3, p7, k5 with MC-AC, p18 with MC, k3
23,25, 27 and 29...k3, p7, k12 with MC-AC, pll with MC, k3

30...Right Side Knit Across with MC additional step...k14 with MC, k7 with MC and carry AC along back, k5 with MC-AC, drop AC and knit to end.

31, 33, and 35...k3, p7, k5 with MC-AC, p18 with MC, k3
37,39,41 and 43...k3, p7, k16 with MC-AC, p7 with MC, k3...(row 45 last row for AC)

44...knit across with MC
45...k3, p30, k3
46...knit across
47...k3, p30, k3
48, 49, 50 and 5l...knit across
Bind Off


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  1. Anonymous2/29/2012

    Good heavens! That's quite a project!

  2. I don't know how I clicked on 'Anonymous' for my comment - it was I, up here at Pondside!

  3. Sue how did you learn to knit? I tried crochet and gave up way to quick. Alas, I do not have the patience for this. Your work is awesome.
    Hugs, Jeanne


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