For All Knitters
- Knitters Graph Paper -
- you can buy it, you can download it for free from the internet, or you can make your own. I prefer the DIY route. Even though I own fancy charting software, I create most of my charts in Excel. Making my graph paper in Excel ensures that what I draw on the paper will have the same proportions on the screen. Just change the cell size to match your gauge (or if you're so excited to get down to the business of getting your idea on paper that you don't have time to swatch, a good estimate for stockinette stitch is a ratio of 1.4 to 1. My go-to cell measurements are 28 x 20 pixels). Then select a print area that has enough cells for your plans, click on "print gridlines" and you're all set!
- (Tip from Evolution of a Design (part 2): The Image)