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SOME EXAMPLE PATTERNS

The patterns I include here (except for the poppies in the corn) were designed directly on the gridded screen. I had many of them drawn and gridded on graph paper from my pre-computer days. I merely copied them into Paintbrush originally (where I could flip and manipulate) one mini grid at a time on to the grid under Magnification. It is a lot quicker than using pencil and paper. You can do this with any of your collection of gridded patterns. Here are some notes about the collection:

I have grouped 9 of the smallest of my 1 pixel patterns together so they will go into one Print Screen shot.Click here to view all the patterns in one screen view. You can either take a screen shot of this image or you can save it to your local drive.


Craven Mountain Pansy pattern Craven Mountain Pansy - In June, in our limestone uplands, you will come across a most beautiful and unusual little pansy Viola Lutea - yellow with dark streaks in the centre. Apart from the Yorkshire Dales, it grows only in Upper Teesdale. When the pattern is knitted or stitched in repeat, it creates a most attractive rocket shaped negative pattern.

Holly pattern Holly - ready for Christmas cards. This patterns flips well horizontally or vertically. Add more berries to match the rich harvest we have seen in the Dales hedgerows in recent years.

Horse pattern Horse - I enjoy watching the horses cantering and frisking in a field near my home. Flip this one to provide a sparring partner.

Lamb pattern Lamb - full of the joys of a Dales springtime. Do provide company for this one - maybe white next time. TIP: When you use the Select Tool, press Ctrl and draw away. You have a copy of the motif!

Rabbit pattern Rabbit - the Dales are full of them - Littondale seems to be a popular habitat!

Salmon pattern Salmon - Years ago, on Salmon Sunday (end of October), people used to go to Paythorne in Ribblesdale and watch the salmon make their way up river to spawn.

Swallow pattern Swallow - We usually notice the first of the spring flying upstream over the river. They have nested in our church porch since time immemorial. They may make a mess and occasionally get inside and fly round in a service, but it's a delight to have them back.

Burnsall pattern Burnsall - my other favourite sources of patterns are historical, pre-Conquest - Celtic, Anglian (the Angles, not the Saxons, settled in our part of the world) and Viking-Danish. This strong bold pattern from a 9th century Anglian-Danish cross shaft came from St Wilfrid's Church Burnsall, but is now in the Craven Museum, Skipton. The pattern is composed of a Celtic knot, a motif which the Angles adopted from their Christian Celtic predecessors, combined with a Danish "vertebrate interlace" design + 2 blank rows. It's a great pattern for a man's sweater. I've knitted a few. For other Anglian and Anglian-Danish patterns- do visit Otley Parish Church and All Saints, Ilkley

Brompton pattern Brompton - Viking hogback graves are a mystery and this pattern is on one of them in Brompton on Swale, near Richmond. The triquetra (tri-knot) is a powerful symbol of the Trinity (no beginning, no end, 3in1, 1in3) used first by Christian Celtic artists and sculptors. Triquetrae are popular as motifs embroidered on church kneelers, so this one is for the cross stitchers in particular.
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Goose pattern Goose - (GOOSE.pcx) Living under their flight path, we quite often catch a glimpse of them in autumn. Being 186x126 pixels, the goose is suitable only for cross-stitch. Click here here so that I can tell you a cheap and easy way to get a pattern or picture shape on to the computer screen:
Poppy pattern

Corn pattern
Poppy and Corn pattern tiled Poppies in Corn - (POPCORN.pcx) One of the joys of travelling across lower Nidderdale and into the Vale of York in mid Summer, is to see the fields of corn adorned with poppies. I've tried to capture a little of that remembrance and produce them en masse to endorse it. Note, that one green line between the poppies and corn is necessary for perspective.
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