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Thursday, September 7th, 2017
A Celtic Knot Border With A Few Bumps Along The Way
Hi Friends! Well, I ran into a few struggles as I worked to finish this new Celtic cross with a knotwork border. Thankfully, though, I was able to figure it out and have finished the design! Yay! These intricate knots require a particular grid of dots with break-lines that vary for each pattern. They also require a particular number of spaces for the pattern to repeat correctly around the square so that they form a seamless border. (You can see this grid in the video below.) Well, it turns out that when I initially drew the grid pattern, I did not have the correct number of spaces. Arrrg! But, with some recalculating, remeasuring and redrawing, I was able to lay the grid out correctly and finish the pattern and cross. Wooo!
Here’s a fairly short video that shows the process I worked through to draw this Celtic knot border. Enjoy!