Bonifate: a free needlework chart for any craft
This month, the random number generator chose bonifate, suggested by Ange on Patreon. According to my Oxford English Dictionary, Bonifate is an obsolete (but very cool) word meaning “lucky, fortunate, well-fated”. Its derivation from Latin is pretty straightforward: boni- for good, and fate for fortune or fate.
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. I also try to provide an image of the pattern repeated all over not as a chart. It doesn’t necessarily look like a finished object, but I just want to give a sense of it.
- Note that I rotated the chart to make it into a drawing of knitted colorwork. It would make a nice border.
- Designers, please feel free to use these designs in your patterns. I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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