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Standards and Guidelines for Crochet and Knitting. The publishers, fiber, needle and hook manufacturers and yarn members of the Craft Yarn Council have worked together to set up a series of guidelines and symbols to bring uniformity to yarn, needle and hook labeling and to patterns, whether they appear in books, magazines, leaflets or on yarn labels. Our goal is to make it easier for industry manufacturers, publishers and designers to prepare consumer-friendly products and for consumers to select the right materials for a project and complete it successfully. Included are: We urge manufacturers, publishers and designers, to adopt these guidelines.

Downloads of the graphic symbols are available at this web site at no charge. We ask that if you use them in any publication that you advise us in an e-mail of your intention to use them and that the following credit line be given: Source: Craft Yarn Council's Programmes informatiques tricot. I used to like row-by-row instructions.

They told me what stitches to make, and I made them. It was very simple. But then I bought a kit for a lace shawl, and the directions came as charts. No problem, I thought: I just covered up the rows I hadn't made yet, and pretended that each row of the chart was a set of instructions that someone had written out in a strange language. Annoying, but if I could learn what "k2tog" meant, I could learn that "/" meant the same thing. And then I realized what I was missing. With row-by-row instructions for, say, seed stitch, you alternate knits and purls.

At this point, I'm in love with charts; for any kind of complicated pattern, I'd rather work from a chart than from written instructions. Everyone means the same thing by "k2tog," and every pattern writer uses "k2tog" as an abbreviation for "knit the next two stitches together. " And sometimes there's no reason for symbols in two charts being different. Knit one stitch Purl one stitch No stitch. Cables.

CYCAKnitChartSymbols.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Aire River Knitting Font. New in version 2.00: For Mac users, font should now work on both Windows and Macinstosh systems.

Aire River Knitting Font

Added left and right leaning slash style symbols for ssk and k2tog on the backslash and shift-backslash keys respectively. NOTE: Version 2.00 is not reliably compatible with earlier versions of the font! While Excel files created with the old font version seem to load fine, Word documents may need to have the symbols re-entered. New users, Macintosh owners and those wishing to upgrade should download this version. New in version 1.04: Added left and right leaning slash style symbols for ssk and k2tog on the backslash and shift-backslash keys. This True Type font contains a selection of knitting symbols. Read the following information and, if you agree and accept the terms, click the "I accept" button to go to the download page.

By downloading this font and the associated materials you specifically agree: Font Information Links Knitting Font Examples (.pdf requires free Adobe Reader) Knit Chart Symbols. Stitch charts in knit and crochet patterns are being used more and more as an addition to or in place of words to describe a pattern stitch.

Knit Chart Symbols

Following are the standardized knit symbols that have been adopted by members of the Craft Yarn Council and are considered to be the clearest and easiest to render and to read. For the most part each symbol represents a stitch as it looks on the right side of the work. Always refer to the pattern key for additional symbol definitions. Link to downloadable pdf. S-and-g.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Updated Terms & chartic Symbols Used in These Patterns. LaceFontSample.pdf (Objet application/pdf) Chez Plum » Tutorial: How I make my knitting charts for lace. So, a couple weeks ago I showed a glimpse of the knitting chart I was working on.

Chez Plum » Tutorial: How I make my knitting charts for lace

I finally took the time to make a little tutorial and explain the way I did it. I hope it’s clear enough, or feel free to ask your questions ! (Click for larger pics !!) This one will be the lace pattern used in the Isabeau purse pattern. I start with creating a table in an Excell-type software (Im using the freeware OpenOffice Calc, here with a french version). First, select all the area of your future chart, go to format/columns/width and decrease the witdth of the columns (I chose 0,53 cm) to create nearly-square cells. Select the area of your future chart, color it in a light color of you choice. Number the rows and stitches, starting at bottom right corner of chart. Then the “real work” starts.

Then I copy the “repeat” of my lace pattern below, in another colored area. The chart is nearly ready. Knittingchartmaker - A knitting chart designing program. A simple application in which a user can design and edit a simple knitting chart.

knittingchartmaker - A knitting chart designing program

Features: create color work or lace charts open/save chart export as PNG.SVG cross-platform (as is web based) Tested on Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox on Windows 7 and Ubuntu >= 9.10 The latest live version can be found at: stitch_width and stitch_height in the URL can be edited as required. Cathy Scott's StitchMastery. Software. I mostly love my iPad, but I wish someone would write the perfect knitting app.


The iTunes store has quite a large handful--counters, project managers, books--but none of them is The Killer Knitting App. Recently, a new program appeared that would seem, from reading the PR, to fulfill my KKA requirements. Errrgh. It was expensive and clumsy to use, and a regrettable expenditure. I won't mention the name, lest I generate hate mail or lawsuits, so instead of whining about The-App-That-May-Not Be-Named, I'm going to show you how to use a program called iAnnotate to work with knitting patterns on an iPad. Basically, iAnnotate lets you download, read, annotate, organize, and send PDF files. First of all, let's go get a PDF. iAnnotate has a built-in web browser that let's you: I clicked on the download link... ...closed the browser, and opened the file via iAnnotate's File Organizer screen. This pattern only has four pages and three charts, so I set up four tabs. Use one of the number stamps. Software for Knitters: Part I.

Personal computers, dweeby and enormously expensive toys twenty years ago, are now, for better or worse, an intimate part of most of our lives.

Software for Knitters: Part I

Their uses span a breathtaking (or alarming,depending on your point of view) range of applications. We all know about the Internet; word processing, photo editing, and Solitaire. But not much is written about personal computers and knitting. Here and there, you’ll see a review or comment about some program, but the information is generally cursory and mostly fairly dated. There are several spreadsheet templates for organizing yarn and projects floating about the Web, but aside from that, hard information is surprisingly sparse.

It follows, of course, that there’s a vacuum begging to be filled, and herewith I will endeavor to fill the void with information about knitting software and ancillary applications you might find useful and that I have actually used. Organization Here’s a screen shot of the program I use for organization—Splash ID. Software for Knitters: Part II. Good old Excel.

Software for Knitters: Part II

This spreadsheet app has been around forever, and its uses are myriad. You can keep a stash list, make charts, and keep track of pattern rows as you knit. I use it mostly for chart-making when I want to to edit the pattern on the fly—something that’s impossible with a graphics-based program such as Knit Visualizer. I’m going to spend this entire entry on Excel for several reasons. First, there’s a spreadsheet program available for every platform—PC, Mac, and Linux. These files are available in the Files section of the knittingsoftware Yahoo group that I started a few minutes ago while I was writing this section (isn't the Internet wonderful?). Everyone is welcome to join the group, however, please don’t expect me to give you technical service! All you need to get started charting in a spreadsheet is a good font and a bit of knowledge about spreadsheet software.

Fonts In addition to these, there are two fonts, free for the taking, on the Internet. Now you are ready to begin. Software for Knitters: Part III. Knit Visualizer version 1.2 Platform: Mac and PCRating: 4 out of 5 stars Knit Visualizer is an astounding programming tour de force.

Software for Knitters: Part III

The program not only lets you paint stitches onto a graph, it also can translate written directions into a chart for you. After Excel, it’s the program I turn to most for charting tasks, especially if I want especially handsome printed output. This version is not especially appropriate for charting in color—there are better programs currently available for this kind of design (and I will talk about them in later postings). However, the next version will let you chart directly in color (and will include more symbols, too). As you can see from the picture above (which will be far clearer if you click on it.These blurry Blogger thumbnails are just awful), the layout consists of the main chart window, a panel of stitch symbols on the right, a text entry field on the bottom, and an icon toolbar under the Main Menu bar on the top.

Here I am typing in Row 5… Jacquie's Journal. KnitChart. Knitting Chart Maker by Jacquie Help Buttons Design Mode - Click here to design by clicking on a symbol and then on the squares where you want that symbol to appearOne-Click Design Mode - Especially for converting from written instructions.


Clicking here highlights the first square. Click on the symbol for that square and it automatically fills in the highlighted square and moves on to the next one. File Menu New - Choose a name, a grid size and a ready made background stitch. Edit Menu Tink - undo the last operation - unlimited undo of any added symbol, cut, paste or mirror operationReknit - redo undone operationsCut - cut symbols from the selected area and add them to the clipboard. Layout Menu Window Menu Show Lace Symbols - show or hide the lace symbol chartShow Cables Symbols - show or hide the Cable symbol chartDesigns - choose which design to view.

Cable Library Create Cable - Create your own cable symbols by specifying how many stitches pass in front or behind how many stitches. Knitting Chart Maker - Review of Knitting Chart Maker Program by Jacquie. The Bottom Line For a free program, this is a good option for people who want to make charts for their own use and who have a good grasp of what the different symbols mean. I found it a little frustrating to use, but other people might not replicate the problems I had. And even with the issues I had, I would probably still use this program to make simple charts for my own use. Pros It's free.Easy to use for basic designs.Can easily transfer the chart to an image editing program.You can add custom cable patterns and colors for Fair Isle or intarsia.Shows a stitch count so you can ensure you're increasing and decreasing evenly across a row.

Cons I had trouble sometimes switching between symbols.I couldn't get tinking to work in the color mode.I couldn't get back to the design mode after switching to color mode without shutting down.The online and downloaded versions have different features and are better for different things. Description Guide Review - Jacquie's Knitting Chart Maker. 3 Easy Ways to Chart a Knitting Pattern — so you wannabee a Domestik Goddess? How can a crafter turn an image into a custom pattern for a knitted motif — quickly and easily — without spending a fortune?

It’s not as difficult as you might think, and it can be done for little or no cost at all. Suddenly, all sorts of creative possibilities come to mind – custom logo knitwear for the cheerleading squada child’s artwork reproduced on a sweater vest for GrannyImpressionist landscapes rendered on knitted afghans and throws a knitted tote with a rock idol’s portraityour pet’s portrait on a knitted cushion cover… Here, for example, is a chart for knitting a Union Jack flag motif in three colours. (Click on the thumbnail image to see a larget version, or feel free to grab the printable PDF knitting chart to stitch up a UK flag as you wish.) Now, let’s talk about how that knitting chart is made… 1. Grab a selection of coloured pencils (one for each colour of yarn you plan to use), and mark your design — stitch by stitch — on a piece of knitting chart paper. 2. 3. // knitPro web app. Knit Foundry: Software.

Buy Knit Visualizer If you are upgrading from 1.x and have a discount code; please use our upgrade page. ** When you purchase our software to download, you will be sent an email with download instructions. The download is time sensitive so you should plan on downloading the software as soon as possible. What Is Knit Visualizer? Knit Visualizer was created to assist in building charts from knitting patterns almost automatically, it does that and so much more: Color! Don't forget all the features that make Knit Visualizer great: Extensive stitch library lets you easily pick stitches to paint in your chartEasy to read symbols for over 40 common stitches and over 75 different cable stitches.Type in a stitch pattern to see a chart created for you.

Also check out: Knit Visualizer Demo (Windows) Download Now Knit Visualizer Demo (Mac) Download Now! Love Knit Visualizer and want an image to link back here? Software for knitting. EnvisioKnit Design Studio Knitting Software. Intwined Pattern Studio.