Wild: a charted design for any craft

A long time ago, I developed a charted design for the word Wilderness. I was still a new designer, so wasn’t very clear on what people needed from my charts. I’m gradually going back to fix my earliest ones. I’ve fixed up that post, but there was one part of it that I thought would be better as a new post, so here we are.

When I encoded the word Wilderness, the resulting chart had a middle section that, if removed, was exactly an encoding of the word Wild. Here it is in its own post.

There was a similar possibility with a lace design for Wild, but it was easy enough to include in the original lace post for Wilderness.

How the Wild charted design might look as stranded knitting. It's kind of the opposite of wild: very regular dots and dashes in two shades of green in vertical columns on a pale green background.
chart showing how to work the Wild charted design by means of dark and light squares. Written instructions in blog post.
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  • Wild has a repeat of 24 + 1 columns and 2 + 1 rows.
  • In the written instructions, color A is the light squares above, and color B is the dark. The illustration that shows how it might look as stranded knitting has three colors: rows 1 & 3 have color A in dark green, row 2 has it in medium green
  • The written instructions below are formatted for stranded knitting, but it is my hope that they could be translated into instructions for other crafts. For instance, if working filet crochet, 1A could be one open square and 2B could be two filled-in squares.
  • This pattern is written in rounds, but because each row has mirror symmetry, the colors can be read in flat rows as written. If knitting, just work purl stitches on alternating rows instead of knit.
  • 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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Round 1: work knit as follows; 1B, *4A, 3B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 3B, 4A, 1B; work from *. (25 sts)

Round 2: work knit as follows; 1A, *1B, 1A, (1B, 5A) × 3, (1B, 1A) × 2; work from *.

Work Rounds 1-2 as desired, ending with Round 3 (the same as Round 1).

Round 3: work knit as follows; 1B, *4A, 3B, 2A, 1B, 3A, 1B, 2A, 3B, 4A, 1B; work from *.