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4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 3: Chart editor software

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And now in the third and last part of this series, I’ll give you the fourth way to make knitting charts and introduce a couple of chart editor or designer programs to you. None of these programs is for free but most of them have demos you can try out. I’ve randomly picked four programs that seemed interesting to me…. Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 2: Browser tools

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Last week I told you all about how to make charts on your computer with office software and the like. This week I will show you two more ways to make knitting charts all from within your browser without having to install anything. There are two different types of software: chart generators and chart editors. Chart generators If you want… Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 1: Office software & knitting fonts

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  As I’ve told you before, I am currently knitting up the socks I have designed. It’s slow going because the yarn is quite black and I mostly knit in the late evening when it’s dark. But I want to write up the pattern as I go along to post it on Ravelry at a later time as a free… Read more »

Adventures in stain removal

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Tiny Wolf in Lovely Rita - taken before the cocoa incident

For last Christmas, I knit my daughter a dress. That’s Lovely Rita by Martina Behm. (She looks absolutely adorable in it and I think I will knit it again in a larger size when she’s grown out of it.) Her grandma gave her and Little Wolf some cocoa to drink. My then 17-month-old daughter had unfortunately already removed her bib and… Read more »

Knitting how to: Fix a piece of knitting after you’ve already bound off

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As I had mentioned in my previous post, I had to fix one of the sleeves on Tiny Wolf’s Flax Light sweater. Apparently, no pattern is so easy that I wouldn’t be able to mess it up somehow. This is the first time I’ve fixed a sleeve like this, so I wanted to write myself a little “knitting how to”… Read more »