So, I've been really fascinated by graphic knits...especially after seeing the book by the same title. But how do you make your own, I thought. I think I have found an easy way...finally!
Although I haven't knit anything by this yet, I have faith it will work. I loaded an image in PhotoShop and posterized it, which limits the number of colors. Then, I found from someone online that the ratio of knit stitches to rows is roughly 1 knit stitch to .71 row. So I stretched the image "up and down" so that when it's knit the ratio aspect is preserved. Then, I used a feature that "pixelates" the image, which clumps bits of picture together to form the individual stitches. Then after I put in a grid, you've got your self a pattern!
It's a little process, but you can easily create a pattern from any image with adjustable complexity and size without having to purchase a really expensive program! Hopefully, I'll be able to have something to show for it soon...just as soon as I learn how to knit intarsia!