Happy Winter Solstice – it will be nice to see the days grow longer again.
Here’s the last of the four seasons. I was considering trying for another cable, but I couldn’t make any of the charts work out as a nice cable design, so here we are with lace. (I might go back and do an autumn lace to make the set complete.)
Continue reading Free lace stitch pattern: Winter
With the arrival of the autumnal equinox, I’ve made a cable chart for knitters and a generic chart for use in a variety of crafts. The former was encoded in base 6 and the latter in base 3.
It’s been a while since I did a secret code cable chart; the last one I tried just wouldn’t work out whatever I tried. I got discouraged.
Fall made me not want to do lace, though. Cables seemed more the thing, so I looked through all the grids I made for autumn and realized that this one would work.
The first yarn that came to hand is in rather a wintery color. Oh, well.
I didn’t swatch the generic chart this time; it’s not too hard to see how it looks, though:
(Click images to enlarge.)
Continue reading Autumn is here (free cable stitch pattern, secret code)
The Summer Solstice has just passed, and so I’m posting my Summer stitch patterns to go with Spring.
Continue reading Summer (free stitch patterns)
It has certainly been a while. I got sidetracked, and then I felt abashed, but now I have a backlog of things I’ve been meaning to write about. (The problem is never a shortage of material!)
Anyway, I’m in the midst of writing a stitch dictionary, among other things, and I was getting fed up with not being able to share any of the things I was doing. So I decided to make something that’s not going in the stitch dictionary and share it with you.
I used my secret code techniques to lay the word Spring out on several different grids, and ended up liking this one a lot. I made one lace design from it and also a stranded knitting chart. The stranded chart is mirrored vertically as well as horizontally. The lace one has an extra column down the middle and on each side; this avoids a double yarn over. I dote on double yarn overs, but I know that not everyone is comfortable with them.
Continue reading Spring! (free stitch pattern)