how the Amber motif might look as stranded knitting.

Amber motif, version 1: a needlework chart for any craft

When I was going through the various possibilities for the Amber needlework chart, there was one that didn’t work out as a whole chart but that I really liked. However, the part that I liked best could be pulled out of the larger chart and made into something that’s really nice on its own. Here it is! A friend remarked that it looks kind of like a ring with a jewel set in it, which does seem fitting for amber. (Even if this is no longer an encoded chart.)

I made a variation of the Amber motif chart that also looks good to me.

how Amber motif version 1 might look as stranded knitting
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chart showing how to work Amber motif needlework, version 1. Written instructions in blog post.
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  • Amber motif has a repeat of 12 + 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, 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, *(1A, 1B) × 6; work from *. (13 sts)

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

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

Round 4: work knit as follows; 1B, *4A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 1B; work from *.

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

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

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

Round 8: work knit as follows; 1B, *4A, 1B, 1A, 1B, 4A, 1B; work from *.

Round 9: work knit as follows; 1A, *(1B, 4A) × 2, 1B, 1A; work from *.

Round 10: work knit as follows; 1A, *1A, 2B, 5A, 2B, 2A; work from *.

Round 11: work knit as follows; 1B, *(1A, 1B) × 6; work from *.

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