how Merci modification 1 might look as stranded needlework

Merci, modification 1: a needlework chart for any craft

A while back, I encoded the word Merci, and made a needlework chart for it from the encoding. I liked it a lot, but I saw one small change that I wanted to make. Here it is; it makes the design more suitable for stranded knitting, and also I like the look of it even better, even though it no longer counts as code.

I made one further modification to this to make a counterchange pattern.

how Merci modification 1 might look as stranded needlework
chart showing how to work Merci modification 1 by way of dark and light squares. Written instructions in blog post.
click chart to enlarge
  • Merci, modification 1 has a repeat of 10 + 1 columns and 10 + 1 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, 1 A could be one open square and 2 B 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: work knit as follows; 1A, *1B, 2A, 3B, 2A, 1B, 1A; work from *. (11 sts)

Round 2: work knit as follows; 1B, *1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B; work from *.

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

Round 4: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 3A) × 2, 1B, 1A; work from *.

Round 5: work knit as follows; 1B, *1B, (1A, 2B) × 3; work from *.

Round 6: work knit as follows; 1A, *1A, (1B, 2A) × 3; work from *.

Round 7: work knit as follows; 1B, *1B, (1A, 2B) × 3; work from *.

Round 8: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 3A) × 2, 1B, 1A; work from *.

Round 9: work knit as follows; 1A, *3B, 3A, 3B, 1A; work from *.

Round 10: work knit as follows; 1B, *1A, 2B, 3A, 2B, 1A, 1B; work from *.

Round 11: work knit as follows; 1A, *1B, 2A, 3B, 2A, 1B, 1A; work from *.

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