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Naomi Parkhurst
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Fiber arts lover and peripatetic reference librarian. Information dilettante.
Fiber arts lover and peripatetic reference librarian. Information dilettante.

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I’ve been working on rewriting my instructions for turning words into lace, and the example word I’ve been using is Peace. This chart and swatch will go into the instructions, but I also wanted to pull it out as a blog post of its own. Peace has been on…

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If you like my stitch patterns, but you don’t want to figure out your own pattern for a finished object, you’re in luck! There are several designers who’ve used them in patterns you can buy, including me.

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These are fairly basic instructions. They aren’t meant to explain how to combine multiple stitch patterns in a single shawl or the fine details of designing something fitted like a sweater, but they should get you started. Things might change, but I…

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The word of the month is Green, suggested by Nim on Patreon. 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.

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This month, the random number generator chose green, suggested by Nim. It’s my favorite color! So this makes me happy. Also, it’s spring in the northern hemisphere, so that seems entirely appropriate. I’ve used up all my light green yarn suitable for lace…

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I’ve been thinking about decorative increase lines in the context of the k1long maneuver, which involves pulling a stitch through a part of the already knitted fabric, so I thought I’d try it. I like the result pretty well, though I think I made the loops…

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Omega is a Greek letter, used as the scientific symbol for the ohm, the unit for measuring electrical resistance. This makes it a useful symbol for resistance in general, and so I’ve made it into charts for your craftivism needs. There’s one version…

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Periodically I blog about some of my knitting experiments – I call these études, after the kind of musical exercises. I recently joined Instagram (@gannetdesigns) and have been joining in with the @yarnlovechallenge, which provides photo prompts on a…

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A year and a half ago, I wrote a blog post about a pair of socks I was knitting for myself, talking about my design decisions and how I messed around with a stitch pattern called braid stitch from a stitch dictionary to make it sit correctly on the top of…

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The word of the month is Coffee, suggested by Nim on Patreon. 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.
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