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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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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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The random number generator picked Wish 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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I’ve started being able to post another knitting stitch pattern each month, thanks to my Patreon supporters. For this mid-month post, I used a random number generator to pick a word out of what I call my word hoard: the list of words that supporters past…
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I was having a conversation with a knitter in my Ravelry group about the difficulty of figuring out where to place beads symmetrically when all the stitches come in pairs. That is, there’s a lot of pairs of knit stitches, or a lot of double yarnovers.…
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The thing most on my mind this morning is that my next Patreon goal was reached last night, and this means that I will be turning two words suggested by my Patreon supporters into knitting stitches each month! I am very excited and pleased about that. My…
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This month, the random number generator chose unicorn, suggested by Katherine & Ange 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,…
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Unicorn: a free lace knitting stitch pattern I'm really proud of this one!

This month, the random number generator chose the word Unicorn, suggested by Katherine and Ange on Patreon. I went through a unicorn obsession in my early teens, so it gave me pleasure to see this word come up. I like the lace, too. Each month, my Patreon…
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Periodically I like to try out techniques I haven’t used before and experiment with them. When I write about this, I call the posts my études, because they’re somewhat like the exercises musicians do for practicing. I was browsing through my copy of…
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Neat steeking technique

As there is no extra stitches for the steek it should even work as an afterthought option. Turning a sweater into a cardigan and things like that.
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A friend suggested that there’s no reason why my book reviews should be limited to new books, and this made sense to me. So when I acquired a nifty book at a local craft supply reuse shop called the Scrap Exchange, I immediately realized that it was a…
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