I found this program on the web for designing stitch patterns.
It is one of the few programs that offer a simulated view of the stitch pattern. Stitch patterns can be viewed as, vertical repeats, horizontal repeats, or all over patterns.
I have been researching Double Knitting(DK) and wanted to share what I have found so far. Here is a list of DK tutorials in picture form.
There are many tutorials for basic double knitting(DK) on-line. Most are for simple, flat pieces, feature dual-sided color work, with the backside being a negative of the front.
here is a link from Knit Picks:
There are many others too, just search "double knit tutorials"
Any advice for knitting in high humidity? Yarn recommendations? cheap acrylic gets unmanageable (*hears Bill snickering in the background).
Arbor Day came and went. I did not get to plant a tree this year, sad. I did thin down my perennial herb bed, sharing culinary herbs with neighbors was almost as rewarding. I mean who does not enjoy fresh oregano, thyme, sage, rosemary, mint, and lemon balm. Today I'm digging up pecan saplings (got lazy and quit picking them up, now some have sprouted) Monday will take them to work, several people offered to take and plant them. I guess it counts, trees get planted, happy.
Here is the base pattern (no custom ribbing or anything)
Toe Up on #6(US) Dpn's
Red Heart Super Saver (1 skein +)
Getting ready to start my 2nd pair of socks.
Picked up some really nice sock yarn
2 balls of Deborah Norville - Serenity collection
50%merino 25%bamboo 25%nylon
The thin size intimidates me, needed new dpn's for this one
Asked, Answered, Found and Ground! (yes more homemade needles)
These are smaller than US1's but not quite 0's (are there 0.75's?)
Found a few online Apps useful for making knitting charts and patterns
For drawing free form charts:
For converting Pictures to charts:
had a different link for knitPro, but i like this one better
For basic sweater pattern generator: