art showing how the Time needlework chart might looks as stranded knitting

Time: a needlework border for any craft

The random number generator picked Time from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Catnach and Jacque, two of my Patreon supporters. This one worked out well as a border pattern.

I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid: beads, cross stitch, whatever. I also try to provide at least some digital art of the pattern repeated all over not as a chart. It doesn’t necessarily look like a finished object for any particular craft, but I just want to give a sense of it in use. (I try to make it look like knitting when it’s got floats short enough for easy stranded knitting.)

art showing how the Time needlework chart might looks as stranded knitting
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Chart demonstrating how to work the Time needlework border using dark and light squares
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  • Time has a repeat of 4 + 1 columns and 15 rows.
  • In the written instructions, color A is the light squares above, and color B is the dark.
  • The written instructions below are formatted for stranded knitting, but it is my hope that they could be translated into instructions for other crafts. For instance, if working filet crochet, 1A could be one open square and 2B could be two filled-in squares.
  • Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns (no need to ask). I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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Round 1: using color A, knit. (5 sts)

Round 2: using color B, knit.

Round 3: using color A, knit.

Round 4: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 1A) × 2; work from *.

Round 5: work knit as follows; 1B, *(1A, 1B) × 2; work from *.

Round 6: work knit as follows; 1A, *3B, 1A; work from *.

Round 7: work knit as follows; 1B, *1B, 1A, 2B; work from *.

Round 8: work knit as follows; 1B, *1B, 1A, 2B; work from *.

Round 9: work knit as follows; 1B, *1B, 1A, 2B; work from *.

Round 10: work knit as follows; 1A, *3B, 1A; work from *.

Round 11: work knit as follows; 1B, *(1A, 1B) × 2; work from *.

Round 12: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 1A) × 2; work from *.

Round 13: using color A, knit.

Round 14: using color B, knit.

Round 15: using color A, knit.

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