I'd like to try to make my own pattern using a chart, but I'm wondering how to do it. I've tried using the knitPro
software, but it has too many shadows and shade variations--I need something "cleaner".
So say for example (to make things easy) I wanted to knit a smiley face onto a knitted project. Can I just take some graph paper and sketch out the smiley face, then go back and fill in entire squares of where my stitches would be? How could I do this?