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This Thing of Paper (with bonus stitch pattern)

When I went to library school, one of my favorite classes was about the history of books and libraries. I thought it was fascinating, both in terms of the changing ways that information has been conveyed in text throughout history, and in terms of the kinds of physical objects that can be described by the word book. 1,336 more words

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 Étude no. 12: adding extra plain rows

Sometimes I like to try exercises in knitting stitch design as a way of exploring the possibilities. These are what I call my études, named after the formulaic exercises used when practicing classical music. 988 more words

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Swatching stitch patterns

Swatching serves many purposes in knitting. There is the basic gauge swatch, which should (in theory) help the knitter pick the correct needles to go with a given yarn for a specific project. 555 more words

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Rain: a free chart for any craft worked on a grid

Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers and chart on a grid. I make one complicated stitch pattern for each word and one chart that can be used for any craft. 130 more words

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Rain: a free lace knitting stitch pattern

Each month, my backers on Patreon suggest words to me that I might encode into numbers, chart on a grid, and turn into lace or other stitch patterns. 904 more words

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Étude no.11: KYOKs in lace

I’ve been interested lately in the double increase that’s most handily abbreviated as KYOK: (k1, yo, k1) in one stitch.  I’ve been wondering  how to include it in lace, and so I decided it was time to try another design exercise. 450 more words

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Melancholy: a chart for any craft worked on a grid

Each month I post two charts: one knitting chart complete with swatch and one chart for any craft worked on a grid. These charts are based on encoding the letters of a word as numbers that are charted on a grid. 70 more words

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