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  • EUROVISION
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    • Hot Cross Buns
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  • The countryside
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    • Twiglets, Walkers crisps
    • Sausages
    • Heinz Baked Beans
    • ReadyBrek
    • Jersey Royal new potatoes
  • TV
    • Coronation Street
    • Countdown - Richard Whiteley RIP
    • Have I Got News For You
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    • ...glad to hear they are still on!
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Comments

Cheryl

Great news - I'll be giving the chart maker a try soon. Sorry to hear about your cold - hope you feel back to normal soon.

carolinne Willson

hope you are feeling better...the views look splendiferous very beautiful

susan

Thanks so much for the chart maker, Jackie. I'll spend some time with it this weekend and give you some feedback.

Ember

I'm on a Mac, OS X, and I cannot get the chart maker itself to show up on Firefox, IE, or Safari.

The Help part looks wonderful; I was very excited to give it a spin! It looks like it would shave off several hours of my design time in Illustrator.

Jacquie

Ember do you have the Java Plug-In installed on your Mac?

You can get it from here
http://www.java.com/en/download/index.jsp

Heather Joins The Round

I look forward to playing around with it!

Amy

Thanks so much for this great program--it came along right when I needed it!!

I'm blogging about it today...

Best,

Amy

Lil

What a fantastic tool! My only request would be the ability to place the row numbers on opposite sides of the chart - because I am a left-handed/mirrored knitter, and I love working from charts, but must follow them from left to right and then right to left, opposite of most right-handed knitters out there!

isela

Thanks for the chart maker. I will give it a try too. I played a wee bit with it but not enough to see how it works.

I'll come and post more feedback when I have played with it a bit more. But I just wanted to say a huge thank you for it!

Monika

Thank you very much for the knitting chart. I've used the older version once before. I had a little drouble because I needed a symbol or two with other directions as the existing. My son helped me to make up my own and it worked out not too bad.
I used to sew a lot, from under wear to coats. In the beginning I didn't wash the fabric before sewing, but one learns from ones mistake. I made a coat and the lining shrank so much more than the other fabric it was funny to look at, but since then, every square inch of fabric goes into the washer before being used. Nowadays I'm doing very little sewing, just some bags and pouches.
Thanks again for the chart!

Cindy

Love the chart maker but can't figure out how to get it in another program to print. I'm on a Mac, OS10 Tiger.

Silvia

Hi, great tool.
I made my first chart already.

Just a question : is it possible to add more symbols or to allow user to import or draw a new a symbol? And eventually save them in libraries?
I use Japanese charts a lot and I would like to stay with their notation.
thanks, Silvia

Sara

The chart maker is wonderful! I've got one question...when I use the "no stitch" symbol, it makes the stitch count go negative. I have a k3tog and then a k1-yo-k1 to keep my total stitch count at 4 but when I chart it shows -2 stitches. Do I have to put in my cast on 4 stitches first?

Thanks so much for this gem!

Sara

gilraen

I love your garden and view Jacquie. Idyllic springs to mind.... :)

Nice socks too. :)

Knitbert

Gary's socks look great, I love the colours. What a fabulous view you have from your deck! That's the kind of thing I want to go to live in New Zealand for...

You have worked hard on the chart maker, it is looking very professional. I am going to design a Pi shawl some time this summer I hope and I think this will be great for helping with that.

Tephra

I played around a bit with the chart maker today and have a couple suggestions to make it useful for those of us that knit round flat things (circular cardigans, tablecloths, etc.).

One is basically a cosmetic thing, most round flat patterns include plain knit rows between pattern rows so it would be nice to have the chart row numbers increment by a user set number (ie: 4 for charts with 1 pattern row to 3 plain rows).

The other is a "end of row/repeat" indicator since the charts increase a stitch per row and end up triangular rather than square.

the kitchener bitch

Okay, this is totally great. I love it!

A couple of suggestions-

First, if it were possible to save as a GIF or a JPG, that would be AMAZING. That way it could be imported into another document easily. I know that's probably not easy to do in Java, but there has to be some way.

Also, it would be super cool if there were an option that allowed you to highlight or outline a given section. For example, I just charted a 12 st + 1 lace pattern, but I had to print it out and draw a vertical line with a pencil along the edges of the repeat to show where the repeat would be (otherwise it looks like a 13 st repeat, not a 12-st repeat with one extra stitch.) Does that make sense?

Beyond that it's wonderful! This is sheer genius!

the kitchener bitch

Okay, this is totally great. I love it!

A couple of suggestions-

First, if it were possible to save as a GIF or a JPG, that would be AMAZING. That way it could be imported into another document easily. I know that's probably not easy to do in Java, but there has to be some way.

Also, it would be super cool if there were an option that allowed you to highlight or outline a given section. For example, I just charted a 12 st + 1 lace pattern, but I had to print it out and draw a vertical line with a pencil along the edges of the repeat to show where the repeat would be (otherwise it looks like a 13 st repeat, not a 12-st repeat with one extra stitch.) Does that make sense?

Beyond that it's wonderful! This is sheer genius!

Teri

Wow - what a great and fun tool to use. I've been charting patterns using Excel, but your Java chart is so much more fun. Thanks for putting the time and energy into this for us knitters!
This may be a dumb question, but what symbol do I use for "k2tog tbl"?

scaner

this knit chart make on your sight, i can't get it to work. is there something i need to do to get it to work. would like to try it out . it sounds like something i could use. thanks.

Annalea

Hi there! I came over from Susan Lawrence's blog, and I really love the chart maker. It's easy to use, has a bunch of really nifty and easy-to-use features, and intuitive to boot. My only question is how do I print the chart when I've got it done? I'm not a computer knitter . . . ;o)

Great job!

--Annalea

lotsa knotsa

could you add a few more colors so you can make a chart with a color pallet? like just a roygbiv, with pink and brown pallet. i'm so glad that somebody came up with one of these programs though! Good work! you get 1 million cool points~

Sandy in San Jose CA

http://jacquie.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/06/new_knitting_ch.html

Load: class KnitChartAppletv04 not found this is the error msg that I get when I tried to get to the Knitting Chart Maker

sly1539@yahoo.com

Therese

Load: class KnitChartAppletv04 not found this is the error msg that I get when I tried to get to the Knitting Chart Maker.

I am getting this message also, have you removed the chart maker from the web?

litlnemo

It works for me. I'm on a Mac with OS X 10.4, though, not 10.5.

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