Happy Winter Solstice – it will be nice to see the days grow longer again.
Here’s the last of the four seasons. I was considering trying for another cable, but I couldn’t make any of the charts work out as a nice cable design, so here we are with lace. (I might go back and do an autumn lace to make the set complete.)
Continue reading Free lace stitch pattern: Winter →
With the arrival of the autumnal equinox, I’ve made a cable chart for knitters and a generic chart for use in a variety of crafts. The former was encoded in base 6 and the latter in base 3.
It’s been a while since I did a secret code cable chart; the last one I tried just wouldn’t work out whatever I tried. I got discouraged.
Fall made me not want to do lace, though. Cables seemed more the thing, so I looked through all the grids I made for autumn and realized that this one would work.
The first yarn that came to hand is in rather a wintery color. Oh, well.
I didn’t swatch the generic chart this time; it’s not too hard to see how it looks, though:
(Click images to enlarge.)
Continue reading Autumn is here (free cable stitch pattern, secret code) →
The Summer Solstice has just passed, and so I’m posting my Summer stitch patterns to go with Spring.
Continue reading Summer (free stitch patterns) →
It has certainly been a while. I got sidetracked, and then I felt abashed, but now I have a backlog of things I’ve been meaning to write about. (The problem is never a shortage of material!)
Anyway, I’m in the midst of writing a stitch dictionary, among other things, and I was getting fed up with not being able to share any of the things I was doing. So I decided to make something that’s not going in the stitch dictionary and share it with you.
I used my secret code techniques to lay the word Spring out on several different grids, and ended up liking this one a lot. I made one lace design from it and also a stranded knitting chart. The stranded chart is mirrored vertically as well as horizontally. The lace one has an extra column down the middle and on each side; this avoids a double yarn over. I dote on double yarn overs, but I know that not everyone is comfortable with them.
Continue reading Spring! (free stitch pattern) →
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