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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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Several years ago, I was playing around with combining knitting and crochet, and I hit upon a way of doing so that made me really happy. I was going to write more about it “later”, but then my wrist stopped allowing me to do crochet, and “later” never…

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I wrote recently about a start for a top-down triangular shawl I’d come up with, but there’s another that I’ve used in several shawl designs (most of them not yet published): modified disappearing loop. You can see it in use in Sycamore Creek.…

So it's been a while since I really posted, and I wanted to search for one of my old posts.

Tell me, is one of the many things Google+ has ruined the search feature? I could swear I used to be able to search within my own posts...

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Here’s links to a bunch of techniques and tutorials I’ve collected since the last time I posted one of these link lists. I hope you enjoy reading them as much as I did! I’ve included some crochet links even though I can’t use them myself, just because I…

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This is part 2 of a series about how to use stitch patterns. (Part 1: the parts of a stitch pattern.) It is extremely basic, and is meant to help get you started. It will not help with sweater design, or with combining multiple stitch patterns in a single…

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The word of the month is Gardens, suggested by Cathy on Patreon. This version is encoded in base 8. 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:…

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This month, the random number generator chose gardens, suggested by Cathy. In this hemisphere, it’s time to think of gardens, so it’s entirely apt. Also, I see alternating fronds in this stitch pattern. Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to…

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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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