On January 6, 1838, the telegraph was first demonstrated by Samuel Morse. Recognize the name?? That’s right, Samuel Morse invented morse code!
Since one of the more challenging Wefriddle levels included morse code, I thought it would be interesting to see how we all can use morse code in our knitting.
I found a chart of American Morse Code on Wikipedia (It’s at the bottom of this post, or you can go here to read the whole article). Your challenge is to knit a “message” in your knitting. It can be your name, your KH nickname, the name of the person you’re giving your project to (if applicable), “I love yarn” or whatever you want.
There are a few ways you can do this: (that I can think of–post your ideas if you have more!)
- Use the chart in a st st project (hat, gloves, socks, etc) and think of the black “dots and dashes” just as you would follow a regular knit/purl pattern. For the white blocks, you’d knit on the RS, and purl on the WS. For the black blocks, purl on RS and knit on WS.
- Use the chart for a double knitting project (check out amy’s video here). I’m going to attempt a bag with this method, but you could do a scarf, hat, etc.
I’m looking forward to seeing how everyone interprets this challenge. Stretch those creative brain cells!!!
Good luck, and happy knitting! xxx