Update - version 1.3 is here!I've added in some requested features. chartGen now includes cast-on and bind-off stitches, and the chart will have every 5th stitch numbered to make reading the chart easier. I've also added a "row increment" function for those who want to have their row numbers increase by more than one for each charted row.
The motivation behind creating this knitting chart generator was the struggle to create a pattern (in an easily-readable format) for a lace shawl. I'm a recent graduate of the UBC Computer Science Department and I love creating web applications, so I thought I'd try my hand at this. The initial concept came from astroknits.com knitting chart maker.
The image at the top of the page is a photograph I took of some skeins of Manos del Uruguay craft spun, hand dyed, 100% pure wool that I received for Christmas in 2008.
AcknowledgementsExtra super shiny acknowledgements to astroknits for the original idea behind this software.
Wondrous jubilant sparkly acknowledgements to the great members of Ravelry.com for all their great suggestions, feedback, criticism, and bug-finding.
BrowserschartGen is known to work in the following browsers:
- Internet Explorer
- The "Get Printer-Friendly Chart" feature may not work correctly in all browsers. The PHP GD library used to dynamically
create the images can be a bit finicky about downloaded graphics.
- If you click on the page outside the text input area (but not on one of the buttons), the cursor in the textbox may
reset to the beginning of the text. You can simply click at the end of your current text, or wherever you next need to
- Very wide charts may not display properly in the "Preview Chart" area.