May 12, 2014


In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun…

“In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun, you find the fun, and snap, the job’s a game.” -Marry Poppins (film) “A Spoon Full of Sugar”

Naming patterns is, by far, the most challenging part of writing patterns for me.

It’s always the last piece I get to, and I’ll often use some sort of characteristic of the shawl as a sort of working title, or short hand, while I’m knitting.

So, I’ve been trying to publish a pattern for every letter of the alphabet.

A: Anwar. also A-haArrowhead Stoleand Asymmetrical Bluebells.

B: Baby’s Magic Blankie and Birds of a Feather.

C: Climbing Trellis. (the first pattern I ever published)

D: Dragon’s Ruff.

E: Eirwen.

F: nothing yet!

G: Gene Tierney, Ghosts & Mirrors, Gothic Spires, and Gratia.

H: nicht!

I: Izar and Idril.

J: nada!

K: Kora.

L: Lapidarius.

M: Mayur also Mrs. Peacock, Mirror World and Malus domestica.

N: zip!

O: zilch!

P: Parterre Garden.

Q: squat!

R: diddly-squat!

S: Spider Silk and Stereotypical.

T: Tumbling Deco.

U: naught!

V: nein!

W: Wafian.

X: Xylia.

Y: Yuki.

Z: Zodiac le Plume.

9 more letters to go! After I finish the alphabet I’ll need to find a new challenge to help me name my patterns.

I know it’s a little thing, and ultimately having a pattern named after every letter of the alphabet doesn’t mean anything, but sometimes having a challenge that’s a little bit silly is a great motivator.