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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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Last week I shared the beginning of my experiment in joining motifs with Russian grafting. My conclusion? That after steam blocking, it looks a hundred times better than I was afraid it would, but that I’m still not entirely certain that I would actually…
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The random number generator picked Myth for my second encoded word post of this month. It was suggested by Nim, one of my Patreon supporters. I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart…
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The word I drew from my word hoard for this stitch pattern is Myth, suggested by Nim on Patreon. I’ve made two coordinating versions of the stitch; the taller one is essentially the same as the shorter, just with the second repeat offset halfway…
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Christine Guest recently made an interesting post about joining knitted motifs, and it reminded me that I’ve been meaning to try using Russian grafting to join motifs together. This is just a preliminary experiment; I’m not sure yet that what I’m doing…
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When Kate Atherley writes a knitting book, I always want to get a good look at it. She knows her stuff and is quite thorough about explaining it. So I was pleased to see Knit Mitts: Your Hand-y Guide to Knitting Mittens & Gloves at the library last week.…
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The random number generator picked Brim for my second encoded word post of this month. It was suggested by Lara, one of my Patreon supporters. I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart…
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This time, the random number generator chose the word Brim, suggested by Lara on Patreon. Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode as knitting stitches. A random number generator helps me choose a word every two…
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I have a long-term project in the works that will involve a range of stitch maneuvers beyond decreases and increases. As a result, I’ve been thinking a lot about names for categories of stitches. This is not helped by the different names given to these…
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Openwork Hourglass: this is an existing stitch pattern that coordinates nicely with a lot of mine. This isn’t a surprise; it’s basically a repeat of a motif that turns up in a lot of my bigger patterns. Multiple of 6 stitches and 8 rows. (I know this…
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Yesterday’s needlework chart for Wish turns out to work quite well as the basis for a mosaic knitting chart. I ran out of time to knit a swatch, but the nice thing about mosaic knitting is that the charts are similar to the final appearance of the…
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