Wednesday, April 2, 2008

DIY knitting charts java app

I was looking to translate some dense Vogue knitting instructions to a chart, and since getting a pen and paper is anathema to my computer-addicted soul, I went looking online instead. And I found this neat java application KnitChart.  It has a bunch of symbols that you can click on to fill out the grid and a lot of good useful features like charting back and forth or in the round and designating repeats.  The only drawback right now is that it can't be saved (at least not with safari), so you have to take a screenshot.  After some futzing in photoshop, I was able to produce the chart on the left.