Charting Software

scottly's picture

I find knitting from a chart so much easier that when I run into a pattern that's not charted I want to chart it. Pencil and chart paper is way too tedious but the only program that I've found is $70. - a bit too pricey for being lazy. It really seems like there should be a free down load somewhere for some simple program that can insert slashes and circles onto a grid. Has anyone seen anything like that or at least at a resonable cost?
This is the $70.00 one.

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Tallguy's picture

I think David Xanakis has a

I think David Xanakis has a free downloadable knitting font that you can use with Exel. I have it somewhere. I'll look for it, and let you know where to find it.

Try this http://www.knittinguniverse.com/xrx/DownloadsList.php?CategoryID=32

http://www.knittinguniverse.com/downloads/kfont/index.html
Queer Joe wrote about in a post of 17 Aug 2009.

Discussion of knitting fonts: http://zephknits.wordpress.com/2007/06/28/knitting-fonts/

QueerJoe's picture

I ended up using a different

I ended up using a different free downloaded font...the Knitting Universe one wasn't very useful and used a lot of symbols that weren't very intuitive or standard.

Here's a link to the font I use now:

http://home.earthlink.net/~ardesign/knitfont.htm

scottly's picture

Thanks guys, these are very

Thanks guys, these are very helpful.

New York Built's picture

You found the one I listed

You found the one I listed earlier... try this one out...very cool

http://astroknits.com/?page_id=265

MMario's picture

A lot of people just use

A lot of people just use Excel with a truetype knitting font.

knittingchemist's picture

I think someone from here

I think someone from here posted these links earlier. These are charting programs. They have done the trick for me but I haven't had to chart any real complicated patterns. Try them out and let me know what you think.

http://chartgen.orangellous.com/index.php

http://astroknits.com/?page_id=265

This might not be exactly

This might not be exactly what you're looking for but I've used this website to successfully create a pattern from an image: http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro/ . Good luck!