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06-21-2011, 08:24 AM
I am thinking of knitting morse code into a sampler or wash cloth and am wondering if I should use blackberry stitch or make a bobble for the dots. I thought I would slip 3 stitches with the yarn in front for the dashes, but am not sure if that would make a well-defined looking dash. I am also trying to decide if I should use 2 colours, with the morse code bit in a contrasting colour or if the code would show up well enough against a garter stitch background.
06-21-2011, 11:28 PM
I do a lot of intarsia and it looks best on stockingette rather than garter stitch. I like the bobble idea for the dots. The dashes could be just two or three stitches in a different color. You could draw out a pattern on some graph paper. It never hurts to try it out-what's the worst thing that could happen?
06-25-2011, 06:25 PM
Have you seen this yet? The new Knitty has a pair of mittens called Morse Code.
06-26-2011, 06:25 AM
Here's a pattern (http://ribbedforyourpleasure.wordpress.com/2008/10/12/morse-code-cloth/) for a dishcloth in Morse code (although it seems a little repetitious). It does give you the basic idea for the dots and dashes however and uses your idea for two colors.
07-04-2011, 07:02 AM
I have experimented with both the blackberry stitch and the bobble, against a garter stitch background and a stockinette background, but can't decide which looks better. The idea I had for the dashes - yarn forward, slip 3, yarn back - doesn't look very good - the yarn just hangs loosely. I can't find the washcloth I knit - the pattern you suggested, Salmonmac - to see how they looked in that. It's around somewhere as I saw it recently. I did try using a different colour, but that didn't look very effective either.
Marilyn, the mitts look very pretty, but I don't see any clearly defined morse on them.
CMHoover1, I haven't quite got to the graph paper stage - I think I'll wait until I decide what stitches to use.
Still open to suggestions.