illustration of how Equinox might look as an allover design

Equinox: a needlework chart for any craft

A long time ago, I encoded the word equinox as both lace and a needlework chart. I didn’t really have a good routine in place for the needlework charts at that time. I don’t know that I’ll do something like this for all of them, but here’s a new post for the Equinox needlework with a proper chart that has repeat borders in it, written instructions, and also an image showing how the pattern looks when it’s repeated.

I did make one small change in where the chart repeats because it was easy and I like it better.

While the chart is dark on light, I made the illustration light on dark because the word equinox evokes a night sky for me (even though that’s not really what the equinox is about). I’ve included a dark on light version at the end of the post in case that’s something that matters for you.

illustration of how Equinox might look as an allover design
chart showing how to work Equinox needlework by means of dark and light squares. Written instructions in blog post.
click chart to enlarge.
  • Equinox has a repeat of 12 + 1 columns and 12 + 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, 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: work knit as follows; 1B, *(1B, 4A) × 2, 2B; work from *.

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

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

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

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

Round 6: work knit as follows; 1A, *(3A, 1B) × 2, 4A; work from *.

Round 7: work knit as follows; 1B, *(5A, 1B) × 2; work from *.

Round 8: work knit as follows; 1A, *(3A, 1B) × 2, 4A; work from *.

Round 9: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 3A, 1B, 1A) × 2; work from *.

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

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

Round 12: work knit as follows; 1A, *(2A, 1B) × 3, 3A; work from *.

Round 13: work knit as follows; 1B, *(1B, 4A) × 2, 2B; work from *.

inverted color version of the illustration.

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