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GinnyG
02-22-2008, 11:43 AM
When you make a cable graph do you use a special kind of paper? The graph paper at the stationary store seems to have such small boxes.

Ingrid
02-22-2008, 12:46 PM
I use regular graph paper, but you can print out pretty much any size you want. Just Google 'printable graph paper' and you can find anything, including knitters graph paper.

Mystery_Gyrl
02-22-2008, 12:46 PM
If you just want to get down on paper the layout of the cable pattern you are working on you may use regular graph paper; however, knitter's graph paper is supposed to give a more accurate representation of what the design will look like once you knit up. Here are a few websites that might be of use to you if you cannot go out and buy knitter's graph paper right now.

http://www.sweaterscapes.com/lcharts2.htm

http://www.thedietdiary.com/knittingfiend/KnittersGraph.html

and an article from Knitty

http://www.knitty.com/issuewinter04/FEATcharts.html

HTH.
Katrina

ArtLady1981
02-24-2008, 05:50 PM
Wow! Am I ever happy that I stumled on this very informative thread! Thanks for all the great links!

I've just been using regular ole graph paper from the grocery store. Not the right proportions, but do-able!

THANKS AGAIN!!! :thumbsup:

GinnyG
02-24-2008, 07:17 PM
Thanks to the above I have found some GREAT sites to customize your own graph paper:
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/

http://www.2learn.ca/construct/graphicorg/graphs/graphpaperindex.html

http://www.teaching-tools.com/miscellaneous/printable-graphs/index.php

You can even print LEGAL size graph paper!!!!!

momwolf
02-24-2008, 07:29 PM
Here's a cable graph generator
http://sweaterproject.org/visiknit/

GinnyG
02-24-2008, 08:42 PM
That is pretty neat!!
Unfortunately it has a fairly limited list of commands :-(

I was hoping I could garph a saxon braid!

What are the "t" stitches at the end of the list?

Mirl56
02-25-2008, 07:34 AM
I'm not sure what the 't's stand for. When you run the program for c2f and t2f the charts are almost the same - but the stitch that crosses in the back is shaded on the 't' symbol but not on the 'c' symbol. Maybe you can email the creator and ask them, if no one else here can come up with the answer.

GinnyG
02-25-2008, 09:05 AM
I did email the creator (after leaving a tip) with suggestions for adding stitches. I'm not a computer geek so I don't know if it's doable or not.

This is the graph paper site I have book marked on my work computer (had to get to work today to find it)
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/weightedgrid/

This one is REALLY cool, as you can adjust color size and thickness of lines as well as size of boxes.

Ingrid
02-25-2008, 08:13 PM
cables with a T in them are twists--you're crossing a knit stitch over a purl for a 'travelling' cable. Cables with a C are knit stitches.

boo1
02-25-2008, 08:18 PM
I'm always getting lost in graphs! It's either that the dark colors in the graph always correspond to the lighter yarn I'm using or I forget to go right to left, then left to right!

Hmm. Might buy some colored pencils....

:cheering:

GinnyG
02-25-2008, 09:12 PM
cables with a T in them are twists--you're crossing a knit stitch over a purl for a 'travelling' cable. Cables with a C are knit stitches.

Do you mean as in "FP K2P2" where the front of the cable is knitted and the second two stitches are purled?

Or, is this what you mean:
http://www.knittingatknoon.com/twstcbl.html

Ingrid
02-26-2008, 12:59 AM
I couldn't quite see what she was doing but believe she was doing a front twist on the two stitches.

When you have, for example a 3 stitch cross sometimes called a twist, you usually have 2 knit stitches that will cross over 1 purl stitch.

GinnyG
02-26-2008, 06:08 AM
Thanks! Yes, that is what she was doing.

momwolf
02-26-2008, 07:54 AM
Have you tried this one
http://www.tata-tatao.to/knit/matrix/e-index.html