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saferhomemom
10-25-2007, 06:35 PM
I want to put my own design/symbol into a hat or scarf and I've seen patterns where the stiches were calculated on knitters graph paper. I have searched all over town and at the local stores as well as on the internet and I cannot find any. Can I just use regular graph paper instead? Or is this knitters graph paper really that specialized?

Thanks,
Lisa

KnitClickChick
10-25-2007, 06:48 PM
Knitting graph paper is different than regular graph paper, but I forget why exactly. I think it has something to do with stitch count?? I'm sure someone else will be able to give you some specifics. Anyway, here are a few links to get you started. :)

http://www.needlepointers.com/ShowArticles.aspx?NavID=933http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/matrix/e-index.html
http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/KnittersGraph.html

Marj
10-25-2007, 07:07 PM
I don't know for sure either since I am jsut a beginner in all this knitting. But I think it might have to do with the length of the stiches as opposed to the width or some such thing.

The knitting gragh paper makes allowences for that. If you use regular graph paper your design might end up mis-shapen when you knit it.

Course I could be all wrong about this. :shrug:


Marjorie

losnana
10-25-2007, 07:09 PM
I don't know for sure either since I am jsut a beginner in all this knitting. But I think it might have to do with the length of the stiches as opposed to the width or some such thing.

The knitting gragh paper makes allowences for that. If you use regular graph paper your design might end up mis-shapen when you knit it.

Course I could be all wrong about this. :shrug:


Marjorie
Nope! That's right. Stitches are not square, although I can't remember whether they are longer than wider or vice-versa. Anyway, knitter's graph paper takes the difference into account so that what you draw is what you knit.

Marj
10-25-2007, 07:31 PM
Thanks Losnana. Sometimes I think I remember reading some things and other times I think I just making things up in my head. So I am sometimes not sure what I actually know and what I think I know. :think:


Marjorie

brittyknits
10-25-2007, 08:14 PM
Yup-- stitches are wider than they are tall. So you get fewer per inch counting stitches, and more per inch counting rows.

janettle
10-26-2007, 05:21 AM
Here is a link to a page of knitter's graph paper that you can print on your printer:
http://sweaterscapes.com/grafpap-134.htm

brittyknits
10-26-2007, 10:04 AM
This is wonderful! This stuff is so hard to find and I do a lot of my own patterns. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!:muah: