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Clara
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Posted - 08/18/2010 :  7:02:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
We've seen charting apps that let you generate full-blown charts, but here's another interesting concept. It's a $6 download that gives you a whole font of knitting symbols. You have to create the grid, but it's quite tempting for any kind of doodling. I've reviewed it this week.

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Lanea
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  05:20:22 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That is so darn cool! I'm one of those folks whose handwriting is almost entirely dependent on the tools I have with me--the right pen and the right surface let me produce lovely printing, but the wrong pen or an unstable surface turns me into a scratcher with cramped hands and no ability to maintain a clean line. And, of course, when I need to start sketching out a chart, I generally have little space to work and a dodgy pen. This--this is what I need. My droid is looking at me, begging for it.

Is this a veiled attempt to make all of us junior pattern designers buy tablets? It is, isn't it?



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Jane
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  05:40:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
No, Lanea, no it's not... is it? I downloaded StitchinKnit a couple of weeks ago and I can't wait to play with it. For starters, I'm thinking of charting one of my scarf patterns to see if that would be easier to comprehend than the row-by-row directions.

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jaxie985
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  05:45:09 AM  Show Profile Send jaxie985 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great idea! I made up my own set of symbols using webdings and symbols. I always chart written stitch patterns because I need to "see" them. But having the commonly-used symbols instead will be great!
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NutmegOwl
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  07:08:36 AM  Show Profile  Visit NutmegOwl's Homepage Send NutmegOwl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I heart this bigtime - both the product and the fact that Clara found out about it for us. If this helps guide new designers to some kind of standardization of sorts, it will have been a godsend. (Especially since I seem incapable of reading written directions anymore, but read charts in my sleep.)

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stephcat
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  07:31:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit stephcat's Homepage Send stephcat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Just purchased the font....twice. First in OT, then TT; ended up the latter was what I actually needed to use with Knit Visualizer (FYI for all you KV users: buy the TT, not the OT font! the latter won't show up in KV). The MyFont folks were fabulous & refunded me for the OT -- within about 3 minutes of my asking if they would be able to do (no worries if not).

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PainterWoman
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  09:10:29 AM  Show Profile  Visit PainterWoman's Homepage Send PainterWoman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm always impressed with your ability to find new things for old knitters and to explain basic things to new knitters in a way that isn't boring to aforementioned old knitters. And love the Zapf reference. He's to typography what EZ is to knitting (more or less)! Thanks again.

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lella
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  09:35:02 AM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you Clara! This is a great find. Very clever. Font packs are one of the best things to be developed for Indie printing, and this one is truly unique and useful. Since I love and use dingbats - no surprise there is it?- all the time, it will be fun to start using crochet and knitting symbols, too. I HEART this one too! <3

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tullockv@aol.com
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  10:44:51 AM  Show Profile Send tullockv@aol.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Font looks fantastic! It will be easy enough to chart in tables, simply by typing. I purchased both the knitting and crochet fonts. I can not find the 3 pg pdf key for the font, anyone know where that is?
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Jane
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  11:25:24 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The link to the pdf is on the StitchinKnit Gallery page, a little out-of-the-way. I'm having fun playing with my charts!

Jane

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tullockv@aol.com
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Posted - 08/19/2010 :  12:09:17 PM  Show Profile Send tullockv@aol.com a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Jane :)
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annieroo
New Pal

USA
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Posted - 08/20/2010 :  05:50:57 AM  Show Profile Send annieroo a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Serious urge to BUY this and I don't even DESIGN!!
Too cool to pass up!
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dschmidt
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Posted - 08/21/2010 :  12:20:50 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you, Jane. I've been trying to find the pdf file. It also took me a minute or two to figure out to double-click on the keyboard to open the pdf.

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lacylaine
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Posted - 08/24/2010 :  10:42:42 AM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This sounds wonderful! I designed a nice, reversible-cabled scarf many years ago. I was really good and wrote it all down but never figured out a good way to chart it. I love my Stitch & Motif Maker but I totally bombed trying to learn to make my Chart Key in Paint.

Now I can finally finish this design! I will definitely get the knit font and am seriously considering the crochet font as well.

Thanks Clara!

Melanie

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knittingbuzz
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Posted - 08/25/2010 :  9:08:42 PM  Show Profile  Visit knittingbuzz's Homepage Send knittingbuzz a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jane

The link to the pdf is on the StitchinKnit Gallery page, a little out-of-the-way. I'm having fun playing with my charts!

Jane



Jane, Thanks you so much..... the 3 pg pdf escaped me too. I kept searching and searching and it totally eluded me. Thaqnks again.


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