Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Knitting Resources.

 When you are considering your tools needed for the next project, do not neglect your computer! Knitting may be an old-timey, unplugged kind of activity, but there are a plethora of excellent tools available for your crafty pleasure.

If you want to try creating your own charts, or charting out a written pattern, check out this link.

To create a pattern from an image, try KnitPro. I used this for my double knit Metallica scarf (RIP *cry*)

If you're interested in colorwork check out this pattern creator on Tricksy Knitter. It allows you to switch out the colors after charting, so it can also be used to try out different swatches on an existing pattern! Perfect for switching up your Lopi.

For all the little tips and tricks you can stand, check out Techknitter's Blog. She gets into knitty-gritty details (pun intended) about knitting techniques, and offers solutions to problems you didn't know you had.

Almost forgot this last one, Stitch Maps is a new way to chart. Instead of a strict grid system, it uses a flexible set of lines to the chart looks more like the finished knitting!

Do you have a favorite online craft resource?

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