One of my secrets for finding inspiration is just way too easy that I am always surprised that I haven’t seen anyone else mention this. Have you ever noticed that cross stitch patterns are easily translatable for knitting? They use the same grid designs that are used for knitting patterns and I find that cross stitch patterns are more prolific than knitting design patterns.
This is the reason why I always try to include links for deals for cross stitch products on my offers page. This post is about me not assuming you knew why they are included.
I have one of the best books – a Reader’s Digest Big Book of Cross Stitch Designs – that I bought for this very purpose. Its designs are simple to follow and range from basic to complex in its colorwork.
I also subscribe to Jenny Hart’s sublime stitching newsletter. Her designs are for embroidery, not cross stitch, but I have ordered some of them to incorporate into knitting as well.
I love the crossover from one medium to another. There is a woman who displays her art of prints focused on yarn and knitting stitches at the Vogue Knitting Live shows. I can only wish that I were that talented! (I will update the post with her name and works when I find it – or after the next VKL if she is showing there again.)
Here are some cross stitch inspirations that I just love –
Where do you find inspiration?