One of the things I love about technology is that there are so many different ways it can be applied. I really love that there are programs that let you create knitting charts online now. I found this one at Tricksy Knitter and thought it would be fun to share it with you.
This chart maker is used to make color charts that you can print out, or share on your blog. Click either the color chart maker picture, or you can click the words Color Chart Maker (it’s a link, but I didn’t realize that until I came back the third or fourth time – I had just been clicking the image). Either way you go about it, you’ll be whisked away to the chart maker.
You’ll want to name your chart. Just type what you want to call it into the name field, and then click the color you want to use to start with. The next step is to click the boxes that you want to fill in with that color. If you want to switch color click change colors and then pick a new color from the palette.
Once you have your chart done, you can write instructions or comments in the comment area, and then at the top of the interface there is a box you can check to share your work in the chart galleries on the site. You can select the category you want to share it in from the dropdown box next to that check box.
If you’d like to check out the galleries of chart that other people have submitted, just look at the left and under Color Charts you’ll find the gallery listing. The galleries are Animal Motifs, Robot Motifs, Word Motifs, Pattern Motifs, and +Add a Chart. (You can also access the chart maker via the Add a Chart link).
If you want to print the chart you’ve made, make sure you save your work first, and then click the link “click here to print your color chart”. You can also save and then click the print button on the chart maker. You’ll have to register to print it out (in order to save your work) just provide an e-mail address and create a password and then click the Login or Register button.
This is a fun way to create charts that you can use to spice up your knitting!