Naomi Parkhurst

Naomi Parkhurst

Creating knitting patterns made by encoding words as stitches

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If you fund me at $1 a month or more, you may suggest one word per month (here are the guidelines). I randomly draw one word from the month's suggestions and turn it into a knitting stitch, which is then published for free on my blog for people to use in personal or professional designs. Unused words go into my word hoard, which is used for backup suggestions in months when nobody suggests anything. If we get to my next goal, I will also start drawing a second word each month from the word hoard.

Three Dollars

$3
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If you fund me at $3 a month or more, you may suggest one word per month for me to possibly turn into a knitting stitch as described in the $1 reward. This is primarily a tier for people who want to offer more support.

You may also look at past posts that show how I worked through a stitch pattern. I'm no longer making new posts like this.

Five Dollars

$5
per month
If you fund me at $5 a month or more, you may suggest one word per month for me to possibly turn into a knitting stitch as described in the $1 reward. This is primarily a tier for people who want to offer more support.

You may also look at past posts that show how I worked through a stitch pattern. I'm no longer making new posts like this.

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About Naomi Parkhurst

Hi! I’m Naomi Parkhurst, a knitting designer. I design accessory knitting patterns for sale. I also blog weekly about a variety of knitting-related topics, from knitting technique experiments, to knitting book reviews, to deep dives into the structure of knitting stitches.

The stitch patterns I like most to create are kind of—but not exactly—a secret code. I turn the letters of words into numbers; I graph the numbers on a chart; I turn the chart into lace or other stitch designs. The results are striking even without knowing the hidden meanings.

With your help, I can spend more time on writing those posts. Patrons help me choose a word to encode every month here on Patreon, and then I post the result on my blog.

I’m also working on a database to make the stitch patterns on my blog searchable. Patrons can see the draft database.

I hope you’ll help support my work! I have multiple pledge tiers to suit different people’s budgets; however, I’m not currently able to provide more rewards for the higher tiers.

Goals
$200 - reached! per month
When I start earning $200 a month, I'll start building a database that will make it possible to search the stitch patterns published at gannetdesigns.com. I've been looking forward to this possibility for a while!
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 261 exclusive posts
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Polls
225
Writings

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