Originally Posted by scout52
Gorgeous as always. How do you like the program? I was thinking of getting it.
The SWEATER WIZARD is fabulous!!!
Here is something I added in my RAVELRY NOTES for my husband's
"JOHN'S JACKET" at RAVELRY
The SWEATER WIZARD 3.0
helps a non-designer develop the basic directions for different styles of sweaters.
Here’s the approach to create a sweater:
choose a yarn
choose a 'pattern stitch' for the body and sleeves
decide on needle size for that pattern stitch
knit a 4”x4” swatch
decide upon a basic sweater style
decide upon a finished chest/bust size
With the swatch details in hand, enter the details into the Wizard and it produces a step by step pattern with schematics! It is like getting the blueprints from the architect!
The good part: in addition to the pattern stitch, there are a lot of elements you ‘design’ on your own.
For example, you decide what kind of pockets
, if any. You may chose the type of closure
, buttons or zipper. Etc. The style of ribbing
. Cuffs. You can decide upon the collar
application. You can alter the length
. You get to decide the fun stuff
The Sweater Wizard does all the math and delivers a pattern!
The Wizard builds the foundation and framework around the swatch details and the basic style choices that you entered into the “build it” steps!
I 'designed' a sweater for my brother last summer. What a nightmare. It is similar to my husband's sweater, however, I had to re-knit so much of it I nearly wore out my yarn and my spirits! If I had only realized that my SWEATER WIZARD could have been my architect! I've had the software for years, but not until I had suffered through my own design did I realize what a help SWEATER WIZARD is!
RICK RYAN JACKET
I used the same pattern stitch for it and same pocket application. I learned that I do not want to block the faux rib pattern stitch. It smashes it, and lessons its texture.
Anyhoo, live and learn, huh?
I like my husband's neckline much better than my brother's.
That is because the SWEATER WIZARD guided me through the mysterious 'neckline decreases' waters!