View Poll Results: Which do you prefer?
I prefer written instructions 24 63.16%
I prefer charts enough that I might use a free program to convert written instructions to chart form, or to design my own charts 5 13.16%
I prefer charts, but probably wouldn't bother using such a program 2 5.26%
I'm neutral: I don't have a preference 7 18.42%
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Old 12-29-2004, 07:55 PM   #1
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Do you prefer charts or written instructions?
I came across a great article (here) on how to make your own charts. This woman says she likes charts so much, that she often converts written instructions to chart form. It's inspired me, and I'm fooling around with the idea of designing a program that lets you enter in text and produce a chart from it, so you can easily create a chart from an existing written pattern. It would also be great for designing your own pattern in chart form.

I've put up the poll to see how many people are into charts enough that they might use such a program!

I'm also doing this poll because I want to know if I should use charts in my pattern book.

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Old 12-30-2004, 10:40 AM   #2
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i voted that i prefer written instructions, at this point. i've always thought that reading charts looks hard. when a pattern has both i do end up using the chart, but only because i can translate it with the written instructions. does that make sense?

i don't make much that is too too complicated. i like to put my own color and textured patterns into simple sweater patterns, hats and scarves. so maybe charts would be helpful for me...
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Old 01-01-2005, 01:02 PM   #3
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Hi Amy!

I found this amazing knitting chart app that y'all might like - it was linked from Eklectika.com that was showing how to chart letter font patterns into sweaters. So fantastic! I tried a few sample GIFs and images, letters, and it was so easy - y'all have to try it!

The chart generator is here:

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Happy New Year!

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PS - my cat is trying to crawl up on the kb as I type. You should hear the purring :D
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Clever program, Roxy!

Your cat sounds like a sweetie. I love cats, especially very friendly ones. My cat has mellowed out over the years. She used to scratch and be very reactive, but I learned how to pet her in the way she likes, and now she's great. But she rarely jumps up on my lap, and never ever on my desk! She's amiable, but not super friendly like your cat sounds like!

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Old 08-15-2005, 10:56 PM   #5
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Boy, you're bringing up some hidden treasure here! Great idea!
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Old 08-16-2005, 07:10 AM   #7
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I dont know if it's my learning style or if I have some special form of dyslexia, but I look at charts and draw a BLANK.
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I haven't got brave enough to try a chart yet :rollseyes:
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I charts too. I would probably convert them if I had something to do it fairly easy but I don't seek patterns just to get a chart.
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