Cariad: a free needlework chart for any craft
The random number generator picked Cariad for my first encoded word post of this month, suggested by Sarah Dawn, one of my Patreon supporters. Cariad means love in Welsh.
I liked this chart as a band pattern, rather than an allover one, but it might work well allover if every other horizontal repeat were offset halfway.
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 for any particular craft, but I just want to give a sense of it in use.
- Designers, please feel free to use this in your patterns (no need to ask). I’d like credit but won’t be offended if people don’t give it.
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