(This is part of a series of posts on different ways of hiding meaning in your knitting.)
Table of Contents: Embedding meaning in Your Knitting | Converting Words to Numbers | Making a grid | Asymmetry or Symmetry? | Converting grids into stitch patterns | Lace | Cables | Other Encodings | Summary of My Method | Addendum: Ribbing | Further Resources
Novels with secret codes in fiber arts
- Dickens, Charles. A Tale of Two Cities. (knitting; historical fiction)
- Jones, Diana Wynne. The Spellcoats (spinning & weaving; children’s fantasy; part of a series)
- Wrede, Patricia and Caroline Stevermer. The Grand Tour or The Purloined Coronation Regalia. (knitting; YA alternate history/fantasy; part of a series)
- Batten, Wayne. “Madame Defarge’s Knitting Cipher”. Wayne Batten’s Web Pages for Montgomery Bell Academy. 23 July 2009. [http://home.montgomerybell.edu/~battenw/Defarge%27s%20code.htm]. Accessed 7 Feb 2011.
Encryption & Steganography
- Subject headings to look for at a library:
- “How to Create Secret Codes & Ciphers”. WikiHow.com 7 Mar 2011. [http://www.wikihow.com/Create-Secret-Codes-and-Ciphers]. Accessed 8 Apr 2011.
- Hipschman, Ron. “The Secret Language”. The Exploratorium. 1995. [http://www.exploratorium.edu/ronh/secret/secret.html]. Accessed 7 Apr 2011.
Pattern Repeat Design
- Subject heading to look for at a library:
- Repetitive patterns (Decorative arts)
- Proctor, Richard. Principles of pattern design.
- “Symmetry and Pattern Design Resources”. Artlandia. 2010. [http://www.artlandia.com/wonderland/#Textile-design] Accessed 23 Apr 2011.
- Waterman, V. Ann. Design Your Own Repeat Patterns: A Quick and Easy Approach.