Rewrite of secret code explanations

At the top of my blog, there’s a link: Embedding Meaning in Your Knitting (or Other Crafts) (if you have a small screen or narrow window, click the menu link first – it looks like three horizontal lines).

That’s the start of the series of posts I wrote to explain how I turn words into stitch patterns. It’s actually a rewrite of the first time I wrote the series, but I’ve learned some even better ways to explain it since. Also,  some additions have snuck in and been added in non-ideal locations; they need to be fixed.

Anyway. I’m planning to rewrite it, first as blog posts (please tell me if anything’s confusing!), and then once it’s all rewritten, I’ll move the posts up under that menu as more coherent pages.

The first thing I needed was a new outline. I’m not sure if input will be helpful here, since I doubt the outline is comprehensible without all the knowledge in my head. I’m mostly including it for accountability.

I’m not going to be doing these weekly – I’ll still have stitch patterns and techniques to post in between.

  1. Embedding Meaning in Your Knitting (or other crafts)
  2. Summary (with links)
  3. Words to numbers
  4. Simplest methods of using the numbers
    • ribs (two kinds)
    • checks (Oops, not as easy I thought, so I left it out.)
    • sequence knitting (made this an aside).
  5. Laying out the numbers on a rectangular grid
    • Method 1
    • Method 2
    • Method 3
    • Method 4
  6. Non-rectangular Shapes
    • triangles
    • square diamonds
    • narrow diamonds
    • flattened diamonds (for crescent shawls)
    • hexagons
  7. Symmetries
  8. Turning marked grids into stitch patterns
    • One to one correspondence
    • multi-stitch units (like cables)
  9. Is this really secret code? (already written)
  10. Decoding stitch patterns
  11. Lace (easy method)
  12. Cables (easy method)
  13. Other methods of encryption
  14. Projects and patterns using these methods
  15. Further resources (Bibliography)