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Old 12-03-2007, 11:58 AM   #1
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**How to make charts?**
Does anyone make their own charts? And if so, how do you do it? I found a couple of things on the internet but they give me subtle shades and I'm not sure to omit them or how to incorporate them. I also don't know how to enlarge it while keeping the ratio intact. Can anyone help? I'm trying to turn this :



...into an afghan for my father.

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Old 12-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #2
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I believe there's an online site that'll convert an image to a graph/chart but haven't used it. I've done freehand charting by printing out knitting graph paper (free online) to the proper gauge and then coloring in the squares accordingly. My project was smaller but you could do the design at a ratio (for example 1 sq=3 sts) perhaps.

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Old 12-03-2007, 02:33 PM   #3
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I've tried knit pro but it says my image isn't indexed and I've followed the directions it gives to make it indexed and it doesn't work. Then when I found a similar graphic to use, it gives it to me but it doesn't let me specify a size/ratio or anything like that so I'm confused as to how I go about doing that...?
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This came up last month. Here is the web site someone posted where you can hit the browse button to put in your graphic and select the knit graph and it will make your graph for you.

Try this
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Thanks Kime, that was the knitpro site I had tried and used. My question is that when I use that, it gives me subtle shades instead of just black and gold, I get different shades of gold around the edges. Do you know how to compensate for that?
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I'd say just make all the subtle shades of gold one color.
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:58 PM   #7
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I made a chart using photoshop that still needs a little more tweaking. Hope it helps, it's a jpg so you should be able to capture the photo and use it. At 5 stitches per inch the letter would be 3 - 4 inches across, but you could divide each stitch into 4 to make it larger. The grid looks funny until you get displayed large enough.

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When I've use Knitpro, I colored the resulting image in to compensate for the shades. For that logo, I'd just darken everything that's not part of the actual gold part.

Or if you google knitter's graph paper, you can print out paper of different gauges and draw your picture on it.
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I really appreciate that Kime. So when you do a ratio, you would say one gold square could be equal to five knit stitches (just hypothetical)? I'm sorry for being such a pain. I'm just used to written out instructions..I've never used a chart before.
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Thanks Ingrid. I guess I'm feeling overwhelmed with the whole chart thing...lol
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