Sister: a needlework chart for any craft that uses them

The random number generator picked Sister from the suggestions for this post, suggested by Natasha and Linette, two of my Patreon supporters.

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 at least some digital art 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. (I try to make it look like knitting when it’s got floats short enough for easy stranded knitting.)

depiction of what Sister needlework might look like as stranded knitting.
chart showing the Sister pattern as dark and light squares.
Click chart to enlarge
  • Sister has a repeat of 18 + 19 columns and 4 + 1 rows.
  • I don’t have written instructions for this one yet, as I am currently unable to use my usual charting software
  • 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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