- 1 How do I create a knitting chart in Excel?
- 2 How do you design a knitting pattern?
- 3 What is the hardest thing to knit?
- 4 What does no stitch mean on a knitting chart?
- 5 Are knitting charts read from right to left?
- 6 Can you make a living designing knitting patterns?
- 7 How do you publish a knitting pattern?
- 8 What is the easiest thing to knit?
- 9 What knitted items sell best?
- 10 Why is knitting so hard?
How do I create a knitting chart in Excel?
Charting knitting patterns in Excel
- Adjust the dimensions of the grid.
- Just click in the very top left corner to select the whole grid.
- Draw the gridlines.
- Erase lines
- or draw them in.
- Draw the outlines for pattern repeats.
- Fill in the chart.
- Create a condition for each symbol on the chart.
How do you design a knitting pattern?
How to Design a Knitting Pattern
- Pattern Category. Start your design process by deciding what type of garment or accessory you would like to release.
- Moodboard. Once you have decided on the pattern category, it’s time to put together a mood board.
- Yarn. For some designers, this stage comes earlier in their design process.
What is the hardest thing to knit?
The hardest part of knitting a cable is the row where you switch up the order of stitches. You might need to practice how tight you need your gauge on this row to avoid having larger gaps on the edges of the cable.
What does no stitch mean on a knitting chart?
A no stitch box means “there’s no st on your needles here”, so you skip that box and go on to the next one that has an action in it. Skip over the no stitch boxes and proceed to the next box. Work the next stitches as indicated by the box after the no stitch boxes. Follow the chart from there on.
Are knitting charts read from right to left?
Charts for flat knitting are read in the same direction you would knit your work: starting from the bottom and reading from Right to Left (←) on RS rows (usually the odd-numbered rows) and from Left to Right (→) on WS rows (usually the even-numbered rows).
Can you make a living designing knitting patterns?
Designers are the creative heartbeat of the yarn industry. Fun new patterns excite knitters, drive yarn and needle sales, create trends, and keep the craft vibrant. Successful designers are celebrities in their own right, and some have been able to make full-time, lucrative work out of designing knits.
How do you publish a knitting pattern?
Knit Design Tips—10 Steps to Self Publishing a Pattern April 4, 2016 13:05 3 Comments
- Step 1: Conceptualize, Sketch & Swatch.
- Step 2: Find a Sample Knitter.
- Step 3: Source the Yarn.
- Step 4: Write the Pattern.
- Step 5: Double Check the Pattern Against the Finished Garment.
- Step 6: Send Garment for Photography.
What is the easiest thing to knit?
20 Easy Knitting Projects Every Beginner Can Do
- Bitty Baby Booties. We can’t get enough of these adorable little knit booties.
- Easy Katy Knit Cowl. A beautiful chunky knit looks great on everyone!
- Easy Chunky Knit Baby Blanket.
- Garter Stitch Knit Bag.
- Cozy Ribbed Scarf.
- Finger Knit Rope Trivet.
- Simple Knit Baby Hat.
- Knit Hedgehogs.
What knitted items sell best?
Hands down, beanies are my number one best selling item, both online and at craft shows. This is the Basic Beanie pattern, which is super simple and sized for the whole family (newborns through adults)!
Why is knitting so hard?
This kind of complex coordination requires practice. It will also require a lot of practice to knit stitches evenly across the whole work. I always say it should look handcrafted, not self-made. But as long as you can’t hold an even tension on your yarn across thousands of stitches, that’s hard to achieve.