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nifer237
05-06-2012, 09:41 PM
So if I were interested in designing my own pattern for a square (for a blanket), I could technically use graph paper and draft it myself, correct? I intend on using letters for a monogram, but in case I wanted an image, I could do this?

I find that searching what I'm looking for takes forever and as long as I read the pattern correctly and the number of stitches, it will turn out, correct?

Thanks!

Jan in CA
05-06-2012, 09:50 PM
You can do this. Be aware though that knitting stitches are not square though so it will alter the way it looks. It may not make a difference, but it's worth doing samples to see how it works out for you. If you know your gauge (by having done a swatch) you can print your own graph paper here.
http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/KnittersGraph.html

Ingrid
05-06-2012, 10:06 PM
It definitely is doable. I've done it many times. You can also print your image on the graph paper or print graph paper on a transparency and lay that over the image.

Jan in CA
05-07-2012, 01:51 AM
It definitely is doable. I've done it many times. You can also print your image on the graph paper or print graph paper on a transparency and lay that over the image.

Oh, clever idea about the transparency! No idea hoe todo all that, but it sounds great! :lol:

salmonmac
05-07-2012, 05:50 AM
This site (http://domestikgoddess.com/3-easy-ways-to-chart-a-knitting-pattern/) also recommends graph paper and provides a link to a program that will print out charts of your design.