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Old 10-28-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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Found a great new FREE program
It makes a chart for any words or letters you want to add to your knitting,and you can customize it
http://www.thrinberry-frog.com/WinRKA/index.html
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Old 10-28-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by momwolf View Post
It makes a chart for any words or letters you want to add to your knitting,and you can customize it
http://www.thrinberry-frog.com/WinRKA/index.html
WOW! Can't wait to play with this! Thanks, Momwolf!!!
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You're welcome everybody!! I've had loads of fun with it today myself Pam.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #4
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What about Diagonal text?
Hmm, Does anyone know if this will chart for diagonal row alignment?

Know of any other chart maker that can do diagonal rows?
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No this will not do diagonal,don't know of any that will sorry
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Old 10-31-2009, 11:15 AM   #6
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No this will not do diagonal,don't know of any that will sorry
I downloaded the program & it looks great! Now that I have it, I'm not sure I really understand how to use it. I know how to get the sizing right, my question is when knitting the pattern.

I want to make my grandson a scarf for Christmas. I'm planning to knit a wide and narrow scarf with words down the middle. When planning the knitting to get the words in a garter stitch will I need to Knit every other row & purl just the stitches for the words?

I made him a hat recently where I tried adding his initials & it didn't come out as defined as I hoped so I must be doing something wrong. In this case I only purled when a stitch was on the graph & I didn't knit between each row.

Thanks for this great find & for any help you can give a returning knitter after many years away from the craft. I'm having so much fun that my housework has been pushed way to the back burner.
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Help with raised letters???...
I searched the first 17 pgs of Help & finally found a site on Knitfoundry with how to read charts info. It helped but I'm still doing something wrong. Last night I made at least 8 different samples of the letter A and none of them worked right.

I want the letters to be raised on a stockinette background - not a a different color. It looks easy but it's turning out to be really hard for my head to get around.
Thanks for any help.
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Move this to the How to Questions and you will get help on this faster.
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Old 11-02-2009, 10:24 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by ajsgramma View Post
I downloaded the program & it looks great! Now that I have it, I'm not sure I really understand how to use it. I know how to get the sizing right, my question is when knitting the pattern.

I want to make my grandson a scarf for Christmas. I'm planning to knit a wide and narrow scarf with words down the middle. When planning the knitting to get the words in a garter stitch will I need to Knit every other row & purl just the stitches for the words?

I made him a hat recently where I tried adding his initials & it didn't come out as defined as I hoped so I must be doing something wrong. In this case I only purled when a stitch was on the graph & I didn't knit between each row.

Thanks for this great find & for any help you can give a returning knitter after many years away from the craft. I'm having so much fun that my housework has been pushed way to the back burner.
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Move this to the How to Questions and you will get help on this faster.

Two points, stitches and gauge:

First, the stitches: There are two Garter stitches but they are identical in appearance. You may either knit both RS and RW rows or "reverse garter" by purl on both RS & WS. To make raised letters on a ST ST background you would knit the RS the empty space of the chart and purl the colored cells. Then purl the WS rows.

Second, the gauge: Garter st needs more rows per measure than stockinette st. I learned here on the forum about doing short rows across the garter section about every 4 rows to make up the difference. That prevents the pucker that can form.
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Thanks, I've been trying to figure out how to make DH a Redskins hat!
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