Fish: a mosaic knitting chart

sample image for Fish: a mosaic knitting chart, by Naomi Parkhurst

Generally, when I’m making mosaic knitting charts from an encoded word, it works best with shorter words. So I’m not making a single mosaic chart for starfish. Instead, I made one for star last week, and this week, I’m posting fish. They have the same stitch repeat and can be used together.

A nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the knitting, so I’m not going to provide a swatch. Mosaic knitting looks difficult, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Basically, knit two-row stripes, and slip stitches from the row below to make the contrasting pattern.

Here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about how it works.

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Star: a mosaic knitting stitch pattern

sample image for Star: a mosaic knitting chart, by Naomi Parkhurst

Generally, when I’m making mosaic knitting charts from an encoded word, it works best with shorter words. So I’m not making a single mosaic chart for starfish. Instead, I’m making one for star, and another for fish next week. They’ll have the same stitch repeat and can be used together.

A nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the knitting, so I’m not going to provide a swatch. Mosaic knitting looks difficult, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Basically, knit two-row stripes, and slip stitches from the row below to make the contrasting pattern.

Here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about how it works.

Follow the link for charts

Song: a mosaic knitting chart

sample image for Song: a mosaic knitting chart, by Naomi Parkhurst

Last week, I encoded the word Song and made it into a lace stitch pattern and a needlework chart. For this week’s post, I reworked a code grid I made while planning that post and turned it into a mosaic knitting stitch pattern. (I used the process described in this post.)

A nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the knitting, so I’m not going to provide a swatch. Mosaic knitting looks difficult, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Basically, knit two-row stripes, and slip stitches from the row below to make the contrasting pattern.

Here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about how it works.

Follow the link for charts

Zephyr: a mosaic knitting chart

sample image for Zephyr: a mosaic knitting chart, by Naomi Parkhurst

A while back, I encoded the word Zephyr and made it into a lace stitch pattern. For this week’s post, I reworked a code grid I made while planning that post and turned it into a mosaic knitting stitch pattern. (I used the process described in this post.)

A nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the knitting, so I’m not going to provide a swatch. Mosaic knitting looks difficult, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Basically, knit two-row stripes, and slip stitches from the row below to make the contrasting pattern.

Here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about how it works.

Follow the link for charts

Stairsteps: a mosaic knitting stitch pattern

sample image for Stairsteps: a mosaic knitting chart, by Naomi Parkhurst

I was looking at an encoded word mosaic stitch pattern I was debating posting this morning. While I’m not going to post that one, it gave me the idea for this one. (This one is not encoded; it’s just an abstract pattern I like.) This is the kind of design that I came up with on my own that feels like something that other people probably came up with on their own, too. Sometimes designing is like that! =

A nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the knitting, so I’m not going to provide a swatch. Mosaic knitting looks difficult, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Basically, knit two-row stripes, and slip stitches from the row below to make the contrasting pattern.

Here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about how it works.

Follow the link for charts

Beaded: a mosaic knitting stitch pattern

sample for Beaded: a mosaic knitting stitch pattern, by Naomi Parkhurst

Last week, I encoded the word Beaded and made it into a lace stitch pattern. For this week’s post, I reworked a code grid I made while planning that post and turned it into a mosaic knitting stitch pattern. (I used the process described in this post.)

I haven’t been including text instructions for mosaic charts for a while, but I think I should, so I will from now on.

A nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the knitting, so I’m not going to provide a swatch this time. Mosaic knitting looks difficult, but it’s not as hard as it looks! Basically, knit two-row stripes, and slip stitches from the row below to make the contrasting pattern. If you can knit stripes, you can knit mosaic patterns.

Here’s a detailed blog post I wrote about how it works.

Follow the link for charts

Beaded: a needlework chart for any craft

sample image for Beaded: a needlework chart for any craft, by Naomi Parkhurst

The random number generator picked Beaded from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Emma, one of my Patreon supporters. I think this would make a great border.

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.)

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Vulture: a needlework chart for any craft

sample image for Vulture: a needlework chart for any craft, by Naomi Parkhurst

The random number generator picked Vulture from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Enting, one of my Patreon supporters.

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.)

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2020: two knitting charts to celebrate the new year

2020: two knitting stitch pattern charts for the new year

Happy New Year! (A couple of days early, but I’ll be posting a Patreon word on Wednesday.)

I turn the digits of the year into a knitting chart each year. This is one of those times that the design is such that turning a given set of numbers into a chart produces a traditional design.

This year’s chart was easily converted into a mosaic knitting chart so you get both this time! (I don’t think the mosaic design is a traditional pattern, though it could easily be.)

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