Post Index

(Updated through 16 October 2017)

Apps and other Software:

Playing around with Colors (Jan 2012)
Neighborhood in Late Afternoon (Jan 2012)
Black Sea Nettle (Jan 2012)
Hermit Crab Color Exercise (Jan 2012)
Sea Anemone (Feb 2012)
Oak Leaves in Winter (Feb 2012)
Charting on the road (June 2014)

Books:

S.F.A. Caulfeild’s Dictionary of Needlework (Feb 2010)
Two Books: The Knitter’s Book of Socks and Sock Knitting Master Class (Dec 2011)
Vogue Knitting Knitopedia: the Ultimate A to Z for Knitters. (Dec 2011)
Rav Hisda’s Daughter, vol 1: Apprentice (June 2013) – a novel with textile interest
Hiatt’s Principles of Knitting (Aug 2014)
SAFF (Oct 2014) – I got the Collingwood book on tablet weaving.
A Knitting Library: basic reference (Feb 2015)
A Knitting Library: Lace design (Feb 2015)
Book Review: The Twigg Stitch (Mar 2015)
A couple of knitting book reviews (May 2015)
Book Review: Sequence Knitting (July 2015)
Book Review: KNITSONIK Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook (July 2015)
Book Review: Norah Gaughan’s Knitted Cable Sourcebook (June 2017)
Japanese Knitting Stitch Bible: a book review (Oct 2017)

Color for crafts:

Playing around with Colors (Jan 2012)
Neighborhood in Late Afternoon (Jan 2012)
Black Sea Nettle (Jan 2012)
Hermit Crab Color Exercise (Jan 2012)
Sea Anemone (Feb 2012)
Oak Leaves in Winter (Feb 2012)

Crochet:

(See knitting techniques for cast-ons, which might be useful for Tunisian crochet.)
Tricot Ecossais (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework.
Josephine Tricot Stitch (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework; makes a nice mesh, also good for fringe.
Open Raised Tricot Stitch (June 2010) – photos have gone missing. I’ll try to track them down, but cannot recreate them if they’re gone forever.
Fancy Stitch 2 (June 2010)- photos have gone missing.
Fancy Tricot Stitch (No .2) (June 2010)
First Steps in Slip-Stitch Crochet (March 2012)
Not Dead Yet (Apr 2012)
Yarn every which way! The direction of yarn overs in crochet (with some comparisons to knitting). (Feb 2013)
Fancy Stitch (smocking) (Feb 2013)
Picot cast on for Tunisian crochet (Feb 2013)
Encoding “Hug” in crochet stitches (Feb 2013)
Knitting Cast-ons and Tunisian Crochet (Mar 2013)
Loosen those slip knots (Mar 2013)
Scalloped cast-on (Apr 2013)
Meditations on the foundation base chain (Apr 2013) – with a variation
Swatching around (Dec 2013)
A sad farewell to crochet (July 2014)
Chain loop bind-off worked with knitting needles, not crochet hook. (Jan 2015)
Scalloped cast on, merged with a foundation base chain. (Jun 2016)
A different way to combine knitting and crochet (May 2017)

Designing:

Design Process (Apr 2009)
Deluge (Apr 2009)
Twisty Brain (Apr 2009)
Design Setback (May 2009)
Sock Design Process (May 2009)
Translation from Sock to Pattern (June 2009)
Redesigning (June 2009)
Persephone Deconstruction (Sep 2009)
What’s in the Works (Apr 2010)
The Secret Code of the Librarians (Jan 2011)
In the Works (Oct 2011)
A Bit of my Design Thought Process (Nov 2011)
Process (Jan 2014)
Rough draft swatches (May 2014)
Really the last flattened diamond post.
Charting on the road (June 2014)
Personal socks, design process (Sept 2014)
Equinox encoded as stitch patterns (Oct 2014)
Design ideas looking for a good home.
crescent shawls: tiling flattened diamonds.
How I use my secret code methods in a non-rectangular space (Aug 2015)
One last flattened diamond stitch pattern blog post… for now (Aug 2015)
Design ideas looking for a good home, No.2 (Dec 2015)
Swatching stitch patterns (May 2016)
Étude no. 12: adding extra plain rows (May 2016)
Étude no. 13: making a coordinating stitch pattern (May 2016)
Étude no. 14: Vertical excerpts (Jun 2016)
Crescent Shawl Selvedges (Jul 2016)
Étude no. 17: further experiments in picture knitting (Oct 2016)
Purse Stitch crescent selvedges (Dec 2016)
A start for a top-down triangle shawl (Dec 2016)
Personal socks, design process
Braid stitch socks, finished.
Disappearing loop as a flat knitting cast-on for shawls (May 2017)
A different way to combine knitting and crochet (May 2017)

Donations:

Barn Raising for Doctors without Borders (Apr 2009)
Help Texas Flood Victims (August 2017)
Help: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Sept 2017)

Fiber Festivals and Similar Events:

Sock Summit 2009 (Aug 2009)
SAFF (Oct 2014)

Handspinning:

Challenging Myself to Finish some old Spinning Projects. (June 2009)
Current Spinning Project (June 2009)
Lemonade (Dec 2009)
The Secret Code of the Librarians (Jan 2011)
Tinkertoy Spindle Wheel Tutorial (Jan 2013)
Lucky Adelaide, from Three Waters Farm (Feb 2015)

Illustrations:

Making illustrations, part one (Nov 2013)

Knitting:

(Mostly for knitting, but the cast-ons are potentially useful for Tunisian crochet)
The English Cast-On (Nov 2009) – a long-tail cast-on variant, structurally equivalent to German Twisted or Old Norwegian, but meant for knitters who throw with their right hands.
Figuring the Percentage of a Circle That’s Been Made (Feb 2010)
Bunny Ears Back (Dec 2010) 0 a 3-to-2 decrease
Loop Increases (Jan 2013)
Of Double Yarnovers and Lark’s Heads (Jan 2013)
Triangle Lace Cast-on (Jan 2013)
Double Decreases, common and less so (Feb 2013)
Eno Twist – an unusual decrease (Mar 2013) (A 6-to-4 stitch sequence, useful in some lace designs.)
Stitch Mount, Combined Knitting, and Reverse Combined Knitting (Mar 2013)
Knitting Cast-ons and Tunisian Crochet (Mar 2013)
Loosen those slip knots (Mar 2013)
Striped Triangles — how much yarn? (Apr 2013)
A trick for making long-tail cast-on looser (Apr 2013)
Scalloped cast-on (Apr 2013)
Meditations on the foundation base chain (Apr 2013) (a crochet foundation base chain used as a knitting cast-on)
Foundation cast-on (Apr 2013)
Mellow long-tail cast-on (May 2013)
Knitting variations of lace (May 2013)
Symmetrical Lace Chevrons (June 2013)
More on the Symmetrical Lace Chevron (June 2013)
Round to flat, flat to round (July 2013)
Round to flat, flat to round, part 2. (July 2013)
Round to flat, flat to round, part 3. (July 2013)
Concentric circles and links to previous math posts (Aug 2013)
updated tutorials (Sept 2013)
Mosaic knitting: much easier than it looks. (Sept 2013)
Color-coded written instructions (May 2014)
Knitweaving: a less well-known technique. (July 2014)
Easier decreases for tight knitters (Aug 2014)
(My) Swatch selvedges (Sept 2014)
The other kind of knitweaving (Oct 2014)
A small tip about stitch tightness (Oct 2014)
An even better symmetrical lace chevron (Nov 2014)
Inside-out sewn bind-off (Nov 2014)
Stitch Maps (including the one for “Greenland”) (Nov 2014)
Do you know this non-standard double decrease? Abbreviation needed. (Jan 2015)
Any knitting questions you’d like answered? (Jan 2015)
Chain loop bind-off worked with knitting needles, not crochet hook. (Jan 2015)
Experiment: afterthought beads (Feb 2015)
Twice-Knit Knitting and Miniature Herringbone (Mar 2014)
Book Review: The Twigg Stitch (Mar 2015)
Eyelet Cast-on Border (Apr 2015)
More on multiple yarnovers (May 2015)
The Marriage of Inlay and K1Long (June 2015)
Centering a picot over a single stitch. (Aug 2015)
K1long variants on the standard bind off. (Oct 2015)
The physical size of multiple YOs (Oct 2015)
Inside-out picots & variations (Nov 2015)
Picot bind-off variations (Dec 2015)
A small trick with cable cast-on (Dec 2015)
a homemade row marker (Jan 2016)
Yarn wrappings (Jan 2016)
Inclusive increases (Jan 2016)
Steeks and cutting knitting (Feb 2016)
A folded join for yarn (Feb 2016)
Reading a line of KYOK increases (Apr 2016)
Étude no.11: KYOKs in lace (Apr 2016)
Stitch markers and a line of KYOKs
Stitch markers, double decreases, and reading your knitting (May 2016)
Swatching stitch patterns (May 2016)
Double decreases, redux
Crescent Shawl Selvedges (Jul 2016)
Étude no. 16: an exploration of hexagonal meshes (Oct 2016)
Étude no. 17: further experiments in picture knitting (Oct 2016)
A comparison of the structures of four lace meshes (Oct 2016)
Purse Stitch crescent selvedges (Dec 2016)
A start for a top-down triangle shawl (Dec 2016)
Three 2-to-3 increases (Feb 2017)
Étude no. 19: k1long increase line (Mar 2017)
The parts of a stitch pattern (Apr 2017)
Disappearing loop as a flat knitting cast-on for shawls (May 2017)
A different way to combine knitting and crochet (May 2017)
Swatch blocking experiment (June 2017)
Happier selvedges for swatch blocking (July 2017)
Tinking a centered double decrease (July 2017)
1/1 Cable Crosses (August 2017)
Wrong side cable crosses (August 2017)
Étude no. 20: a Learning Experience (Oct 2017)

Links to Elsewhere:

Link Round-up (Jan 2013)
Interesting Fibery Links (Jan 2013)
This is a direct link to Cuff-to-Cuff, dealing with the body stitches (Jan 2013). I tried using WordPress’s post style for linking to things, but it turned out to be annoying to me.
Triangle Lace Cast-on (Jan 2013) – post links to another cast-on at Twist Collective.
Random fiber arts links, part 3 (Feb 2013)
A few links (Feb 2013)
Linkety-Link, part 6 (Mar 2013)
Linkety-Link, part 7 (Apr 2013)
99 Names of God (Apr 2013) – my friend Sarah’s awesome shawl using numerology to design stitch patterns. (direct link)
Linkety-Link, part 8 (May 2013)
Linkety-link, part 9 (Oct 2013)
Linkety-Link, part 10 (June 2014)
Linkety-link, part 11 (Aug 2014)
Linkety-Link, part 12 (Oct 2014)
Linkety-Link, part 13 (Dec 2014)
Linkety-link, part 14 (Feb 2015)
Linkety-link, part 15 (Apr 2015)
Linkety-link, part 16 (Sept 2015)
Linkety-link, part 18: Equinox Edition
A few links, part 17 (Dec 2015)
Linkety-link part #19 (May 2016)
Linkety-link, part 20
Linkety-link, part 21(May 2017)
Linkety-link part 22 (July 2017)

Mathy things:

Figuring the Percentage of a Circle That’s Been Made (Feb 2010)
Striped Triangles — how much yarn? (Apr 2013)
Concentric circles and links to previous math posts (Aug 2013)

Meta posts:

Settling In (Jan 2013)
Change of Pace (Feb 2013)
Knitting Secret Code Posts (Mar 2013)
Étude no. 1 (free stitch pattern) (May 2014)
Secret Code Stitch-of-the-month club via Patreon (July 2014)
A Patreon conundrum (July 2014)
What do you like in technique videos? (Aug 2014)
Two Patreon updates (Nov 2014)
Indie Design Giftalong 2014 (Nov 2014)
Stitch Maps (including the one for “Greenland”) (Nov 2014)
Dear Designers, (Dec 2014)
the 2015 VAT mess (Dec 2014)
A Useful Index to Keep Blog Posts in (Mar 2015)
Two Random Things and a Question (June 2015)
Announcing: gannetdesigns.com
Tip Jar (Dec 2015)
Rewrite of secret code explanations (First post; all the rest are linked from this tag)
Six Years and Counting (July 2017)

Musings:

The value of mistakes (Aug 2014)
On learning, and fear of failure (June 2015)
Some knitting experiments are only successful because I learn from them. (Sept 2015)
Is it really secret code? (Nov 2015)

Other designers:

Designer Interview: Jean Clement (Dec 2013)
Designer Interview: Barbara Benson (Nov 2014)
Designer Interview: Justyna Kacprzak (Nov 2014)
Designer Interview: Sarah Jane (Nov 2014)
Designer Interview: Sarah Sipe (Dec 2014)
Excited to announce: Ashputtel (Mar 2015)
This Thing of Paper (with bonus stitch pattern) (May 2016)
Designs using my stitch patterns (Aug 2016)
Helianthe: a shawl pattern (Oct 2016)
Designer Interview: Robynn Weldon (Nov 2016)
Designer interview: Nim Teasdale (Nov 2016)
Designer Interview: Raven Knits (Nov 2016)

Personal:

That’s My Boy (Sept 2009)
Sycamore Stitch (March 2011) (missing photos)
In Progress (Nov 2011)
Totoro Sweater (Sept 2012)
The last stage of Totoro sweater pictures (Oct 2012) (missing photos)
Russet (Aug 2013)
Happy New Year! (Jan 2014)
Skirt slit modification. (June 2014)
WIP Wednesday (why not?) (Aug 2014)
Personal socks, design process (Sept 2014)
WIP Wednesday: Giftalong projects (Dec 2014)
Eggs dyed with food (March 2016)
Returning to an old project (Sept 2017)
A few words about clothing and color (Sept 2017)
Ginger Pear Pie (Sept 2017)

Photography:

Ripples in the Eno (Oct 2011)
River Rocks (Oct 2011)
Pine Bark (Oct 2011)
Emerging Mushroom (Oct 2011)
Unknown Wildflower Leaf (Oct 2011)
Red Mushroom and Downed Branches (Oct 2011)
Sea Anemone at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Nov 2011)
Yellow fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Nov 2011)
Playing around with Colors (Jan 2012)
Neighborhood in Late Afternoon (Jan 2012)
Black Sea Nettle
Hermit Crab Color Exercise (Jan 2012)
Where next? (Jan 2012)
BeFunky Crop on iPad (Feb 2012)
Eno River State Park (Feb 2012)
Carolina Clay (Feb 2012)
Uphill Shadows (Feb 2012)
Bridge (Feb 2012)
Sea Anemone (Feb 2012)
Tilt Shift Wall (Feb 2012)
Grass Seed (Feb 2012)
Oak Leaves in Winter (Feb 2012)
Woodland pinkroot (Spigelia marilandica) (May 2013)

Political:

In which I get political and start a fundraising project (Dec 2014)
A followup on words for the fundraising pattern. (Dec 2014)
Poll Results: Equality, Justice, Mercy (Dec 2014)
Equality: simplifying the fundraising pattern (Dec 2014)
Charts for justice/equality/mercy (Dec 2014)
Equality test knit (Jan 2015)
I will not be silent (Nov 2016)

Ravelry:

New Geekery in Progress (Sept 2009)

Stitch Patterns (mine):

Hug (Jan 2013) – knit lace
The Lark in the Morning (Jan 2013) – knit lace
Encoding “Hug” in crochet stitches (Feb 2013)
So many ways to make a Hug! (Feb 2013)
Colorless Green Dreams Sleep Furiously (June 2013)
Spring! (free stitch pattern) (May 2014)
Étude no. 1 (free stitch pattern) (May 2014)
Étude no. 2 – Stepping Stones (free stitch pattern) (June 2014)
Summer (free stitch patterns) (May 2014)
Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the Dice (Jul 2014)
Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2 (Jul 2014)
Étude no. 4 — Ticky box (Aug 2014)
Serendipity — Free stitch patterns (Sept 2014)
Étude no. 5 – combining knitweaving with stranded knitting. (Sept 2014)
Autumn is here (free cable stitch pattern, secret code) (Sept 2014)
Equinox encoded as stitch patterns (Oct 2014)
Greenland: free stitch pattern (Nov 2014)
new secret code lace: Eclipse (Dec 2014)
Charts for justice/equality/mercy (Dec 2014)
Dear Designers, (Dec 2014)
Free lace stitch pattern: Winter (Dec 2014)
Happy New Year! A free stitch pattern: 2015 (Dec 2014)
Free stitch pattern outtake: Wings (Jan 2015)
Étude no. 6: vertical symmetry in lace. A free stitch pattern. (Jan 2015)
Free stitch pattern: Knit Net (Jan 2015)
Festive, a free stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers. (Feb 2015)
Beloved (Mar 2015)
Crocheted Beloved – a free stitch pattern (Mar 2015)
Étude no. 7: garter lace with a sawtooth edge (Mar 2015)
Excited to announce: Ashputtel (Mar 2015)
Embers, a free lace design (Apr 2015)
Embers, a cross-stitch pattern (Apr 2015) — also good for anything worked from a grid.
Wild/erness, a free lace knitting pattern. (May 2015)
Wild/erness, a free chart for any craft (May 2015)
Out of the wild, two free stitch patterns (May 2015)
Buttercup, a free lace knitting pattern for five-petaled flowers (May 2015)
Happy Tau Day! (June 2015)
A frivolous post for a long term project (June 2015)
Étude No.9: Little Eyes
Dragonfly
Name that Stitch Pattern: have you seen it before? (July 2015)
Fruitbat. (July 2015)
Fruitbat encoded as a chart for use in any craft that uses a grid for layout
Megabat (Fruitbat variation)
Book Review: Sequence Knitting (I made my own stitch pattern for this) (July 2015)
How I use my secret code methods in a non-rectangular space (Aug 2015)
One last flattened diamond stitch pattern blog post… for now (Aug 2015)
Galaxite (Aug 2015)
Galaxite: a free chart for any craft (Aug 2015)
Arr (Sept 2015)
Wildfire (Sept 2015)
Wildfire: a free chart for any craft worked on a grid (Sept 2015)
Moon (Oct 2015)
Moon: a chart for use with any craft (Oct 2015)
Rhinebeck: a free Fair Isle chart (Oct 2015)
Groundhog: a free chart for any craft (Nov 2015)
Groundhog (Nov 2015)
Iceberg (Dec 2015)
Frost (Jan 2016)
Frost: a free chart for use in any craft (Jan 2016)
Happy 2016
Hibernate (Feb 2016)
Hibernate: a free chart for any craft (Feb 2016)
Serendipity heart motif (Feb 2016)
Étude no. 10: a hexagonal knitted relative of filet lace
Prism (Mar 2016)
More on hex lace (Mar 2016)
Abbreviated pi. (Mar 2016)
Melancholy: a free lace knitted border
Melancholy: a chart for any craft worked on a grid
Étude no.11: KYOKs in lace (Apr 2016)
Rain (May 2016)
Rain: a free chart for any craft worked on a grid (May 2016)
Étude no. 12: adding extra plain rows (May 2016)
This Thing of Paper (with bonus stitch pattern) (May 2016)
Étude no. 13: making a coordinating stitch pattern (May 2016)
Solitude (Jun 2016)
Solitude: a free chart for any craft (Jun 2016)
WWKIP (Jun 2016)
Étude no. 14: Vertical excerpts (Jun 2016)
Apple Blossom and Scarab (Jun 2016)
Brouhaha: a free chart for any craft that uses grids (Jul 2016)
Brouhaha (Jul 2016)
Doubles (Jul 2016)
Designs using my stitch patterns (Aug 2016)
Heatwave: a free chart for any craft (Aug 2016)
Heatwave (Aug 2016)
Lace Beading (Aug 2016)
Étude no. 15: permutations (Aug 2016)
Skulls (Sept 2016)
Raven (Sept 2016)
Sprout (Oct 2016)
Cunning (Nov 2016)
Bead Curtain: two coordinating lace knitting stitch patterns (Nov 2016)
Snug (Dec 2016)
Snug: some charts for any craft that uses charts (Dec 2016)
Journey: a free chart for any craft (Jan 2017)
Journey (Jan 2017)
2017: a free garter lace stitch pattern (Jan 2017)
Three row mesh (Jan 2017)
Resist: a free chart for stranded knitting and other crafts (Jan 2017)
Gritty: a free chart for any kind of needlework (Feb 2017)
Gritty (Feb 2017)
Resist (Feb 2017)
Persist (Feb 2017)
Coffee: a free chart for any kind of needlework (Mar 2017)
Coffee: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Mar 2017)
Étude no 18: noodling around with Granite Stitch (Mar 2017)
Omega: a free stranded knitting pattern (Mar 2017)
Green: a free chart for any kind of needlework (Apr 2017)
Green: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Apr 2017)
Peace: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Apr 2017)
Paradise: a design for any craft that uses charts (June 2017)
Paradise: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (June 2017)
KIP (knit in public): a free lace knitting stitch (June 2017)
Sun, Shine, and Sunshine: free lace knitting stitch patterns (July 2017)
Sunshine: needlework charts for any craft (July 2017)
Phoenix: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (August 2017)
Phoenix: a needlework chart for any craft (August 2017)
Help: a needlework chart for any craft (August 2017)
Dragons: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Sept 2017)
Dragons: a free chart for any craft that uses them (Sept 2017)
Help: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Sept 2017)
Hobbit Day: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Sept 2017)
meta Lace: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Oct 2017)
meta Lace: a free chart for needlework (Oct 2017)

Stitch Patterns (not mine):

Tricot Ecossais (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework.
Josephine Tricot Stitch (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework; makes a nice mesh, also good for fringe.
Open Raised Tricot Stitch (June 2010) – Tunisian crochet. photos have gone missing. I’ll try to track them down, but cannot recreate them if they’re gone forever.
Fancy Stitch 2 (June 2010)- Tunisian crochet. photos have gone missing.
Fancy Tricot Stitch (No .2) (June 2010) Tunisian crochet.
Recent stitch patterns (Oct 2012) – missing photos
Fancy Stitch (smocking) (Feb 2013) Tunisian crochet.
Round to flat, flat to round, part 2. (July 2013) – fabric stitch (knit)
Round to flat, flat to round, part 3. (July 2013) – Spiral stitch (knit)
Personal socks, design process (Sept 2014)
Etude no.8: an old asymmetrical pattern, mirrored (Apr 2015)
Étude no. 16: an exploration of hexagonal meshes (Oct 2016)
A comparison of the structures of four lace meshes (Oct 2016)

Techniques (broadly applicable to multiple crafts):

Color-coded written instructions (May 2014)
Yarn wrappings (Jan 2016)

Weaving:

Persephone (August 2009)
Persephone Photos (August 2009)
Persephone Deconstruction (September 2009)
That’s My Boy (September 2009)
New Geekery in Progress (September 2009)
Lemonade (December 2009)
Minor Pleasures (Apr 2010)
Backstrap-woven Bag (Jan 2012)
Not Dead Yet (Apr 2012)
The Rush of Teaching (June 2013)ƒÏ

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