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From: David   (February 23rd, 2009, 1:04 pm)

this chart creator allows the user to determine the number of stitches for cables... would that be possible?

Thank you so much for this!

it's the perfect chart creator on the internet!!!

From: Jan   (February 23rd, 2009, 2:45 pm)
Just want to say this is super cool! Thanks for sharing your genius with the public!


From: Terri (luckycharm on Rav)   (February 23rd, 2009, 6:03 pm)
What a beautiful job! You have created a great tool, great instructions, great all-around site - simple, precise, and to the point. Thanks so much. I know I'll be using this tool many times.

From: Mary Anderson   (March 2nd, 2009, 2:02 pm)
You are wonderful! Your chart generator is very simple and straightforward, and really makes it easy to translate a written pattern to a chart. I'm new to chart-knitting, but am already addicted. Thanks for sharing!

From: Andey   (March 6th, 2009, 8:42 pm)
This is an absolute life-saver. You just saved me from a long fight with Excel. Thanks!

From: Nanci   (March 10th, 2009, 11:22 am)
It would be GREAT if you could put numbers across the bottom and heavier lines every 10 stitches so we could count stitches easily on the chart. Thanks!

From: Helga   (March 12th, 2009, 10:38 am)
Thank you so much for this chart creator!
Greetings from Germany!

From: anne watson   (March 19th, 2009, 5:52 pm)
can you please set a value for skp (slip 1, knit1, psso)?

Thank you!

From: Jo Anne   (March 23rd, 2009, 11:58 am)
Love your chart generator! Have you thought about a way to mark pattern repeats? Or a way to add instructions?

From: cynthia webb   (March 31st, 2009, 3:42 pm)
to mark pattern repeats (ex.k2,yo,[k]3,yo]) across a row, could you use a different set of brackets (ex. {}) to surround the repeat and then use a number after the bracket {}12 to indicate the number of repeats for that row? (ex. {[k]2,yo,[k]3,yo,[k3]}12

From: Vicki   (April 1st, 2009, 8:06 am)
Can your program handle charting triangle shawls?
Find me as SimpleKnits on Ravelry.

From: Evelyn   (April 2nd, 2009, 4:36 pm)
This is awesome! One question: shouldn't the description of this stitch: sk2p ~ (slip one, knit two, pass slipped stitch over) be slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over? It appears to be a decrease of 2 stitches (3->1).

Thanks so much!

From: Marianne   (April 27th, 2009, 12:49 pm)
Thank you for making this available! No more graph paper and sloppy symbols!

From: Aurelia    (May 5th, 2009, 12:39 am)
I haven't yet understood very well, but it's fantastic.
You are a genius, Thank you very much for sharing this with us

From: lori   (May 5th, 2009, 6:00 am)
thank you so much for this..what would we do without the generous geniuses of the world.

From: Judy   (May 13th, 2009, 12:24 pm)
Could use a symbol for slip stitch. Thanks

From: faye   (May 22nd, 2009, 10:47 am)
this chart generator is awesome. i was thinking i would use excel to make a chart when i stumbled upon this link in ravelry. thanks for taking the time to make this and thanks for sharing it with us.

From: Penny   (June 9th, 2009, 2:46 am)
Can I save as a file on my computer?

From: jane   (June 13th, 2009, 7:43 am)
thank you so much!!!! this is the best thing ever! I have been looking into purchasing programs that do this, but they are expensive and don't support macs. you are wonderful to do this!!!!

From: Caryn   (July 6th, 2009, 9:57 am)
Thanks for this. I saw it on Ravelry when you first posted it and didn't favorite it. Glad I found it again.
I have a pattern that is a multiple of 10 + 4 stitches. The repeats within each row start a varying number of stitches in so I can't write an instruction to repeat a block of stitches x number of times. A written pattern would use *'s to show the beginning and ending of these repeats. Can you find a way for us to highlight these stitches? I can then write an instruction to repeat the highlighted blocks x amount of times. Thanks again. This is great!

From: Karen   (August 11th, 2009, 1:59 pm)
Fabulous tool! Some instructions on the page would be helpful for a first-timer. My first attempt was to copy and paste text from a pattern into the box -- that didn't work! I figured out to click on the symbols, but it took longer to understand how to do multiples of a stitch.

From: Karen   (August 11th, 2009, 2:04 pm)
Another thing that would be amazingly useful -- to have a toggle button for "knit in the round" or "knit flat" that would allow the user to enter the stitch instructions exactly as written, and would then reverse the even-numbered rows for patterns knitted flat (but not for those knitted in the round). I don't ask for much, to I? ;-)

From: Lainie   (August 12th, 2009, 5:29 am)
Love it !! I find it so much more pleasant to knit from a chart and your program is a vast improvement(not to mention prettier!) than my excel charts. Thank you!!! I, too, like the idea of seeing the pattern repeats (especially when trying to convert a stitch pattern to working in the round), but plugging that into a software program would be a bit complicated. And with your chartGen, it's easy enough to duplicate the stitch pattern and highlight the repeat.

The only 'improvement' for me would be to be able to see all of the chartGen input page on my screen. This may be because of my screen resolution settings (which I really don't want to change); but, otherwise, it's terrific!!!

From: Rin   (August 19th, 2009, 6:44 pm)
Thank you Thank you THANK YOU!

From: KnittedFox   (August 21st, 2009, 12:49 pm)
This is so neat! I have been trying to write a pattern for a baby blanket and haven't had much luck. This helped me get the correct amount of stitches and to get the pattern to flow correctly. Thanks!!

From: Dawn   (September 12th, 2009, 9:45 am)
Thanks, this is not only fun to play with, but a great learning tool for those of us who are afraid of charts!

From: celeste   (October 14th, 2009, 9:06 pm)
thank you for creating this tool.

From: fey   (October 24th, 2009, 1:05 pm)
just made a chart that I had hand drawn and had no way to share-- now I can share it thanks to your awesomeness-- thank you so much!! xoxo!

From: Amy   (October 30th, 2009, 9:22 am)
Just WOW!!!!!!

From: Caryn O'Keefe   (November 3rd, 2009, 10:04 am)
If I have a stitch pattern that is a repeat of 10 stitches plus 4, how do I differentiate the stitches to be repeated from the ones that should be done only once on a row? In a written pattern this would be done with the instruction to repeat from * to * and end with the extra stitches. On charts it's usually done with brackets or bolded lines. I haven't been able to figure this part out here.
I've used this generator since you first posted it on Ravelry and think it is a wonderful tool to have. Thanks for developing it.

From: Linda   (November 7th, 2009, 9:22 am)
Great tool!

How do you do repeats of groups of stitches?

From: Marti   (November 19th, 2009, 2:34 pm)
This is great! I just put my shawl on Ravelry and had several people ask if I am going to have the pattern available. Is there any way to reduce the cells so as to have more stitches per row? What is the max you have programmed in?

From: Jacqueline   (December 6th, 2009, 1:52 am)
Trying to repeat k, yo for 225 times. So input to generator:
k, [k, yo]225, k
is not possible.
These kind of repeats are very common in knitting. Could you adapt the generator to process these kind of muliple stitch repeats also?

From: Marush   (December 7th, 2009, 4:25 am)
I'd like to be able to add beginning & ending stitches. Ex: the pattern I'm using right now has 4 beginning sts. That's fine, except occasionally it borrows a stitch from the left for an ssk. How can I show that?
All that said, this is terrific software! I'm grateful to have found a link to it on Ravelry!
Cheers, Marush (Ravelry Marush)

Also asterisk to show repeats.

From: Marush   (December 7th, 2009, 5:25 am)
Marush again. I added the beginning & ending stitches by using a pink box. After it printed, it was easy to add an ssk symbol to the beginning stitches where I needed it.Because they are highlighted pink, I know they are beginning & ending sts & the sts in the middle repeat. Cool, huh?

I still haven't come up with a way to show that the last 12 sts on certain rows need to be different, but it may be there.

Very nice & friendly program. Stay with it!!!

From: Marush   (December 12th, 2009, 6:57 am)
Thanks again. I've used this several times in the past weeks.

From: Patricia Sutton   (December 28th, 2009, 6:16 am)
I love your KCGen tool! I noticed when I resize the grid it doesn't show on the screen display the full grid. The bottom of the chart begins at row 15 and not 1. There doesn't seem to be a bar to move down the chart.

From: Connie   (January 11th, 2010, 6:48 pm)
Works great! Thank you for sharing. I had a question, but was answered by reading below. Thanks again.

From: horve1   (January 13th, 2010, 10:26 am)
This is the best thing I've found in ... well... forever! I just might decide to design my daughter's wedding veil now.

From: sonda juliussen   (January 29th, 2010, 5:03 pm)
I am very happy to find your page! This looks awesome and I will be back. I have needed this exact thing so many times!!!! I am very excited and very grateful to you for sharing it! THANK YOU!

From: Peggy   (February 2nd, 2010, 3:06 pm)
Fantastic tool! Thank you so much for making it available! (If only patterns were uniform enough to just copy or scan them in!) My small negligible problem was that I didn't know how to get the row numbering to use even numbers. In my book, the pattern rows were even-numbered. Thank you again for your generosity.

From: Emily   (February 4th, 2010, 5:57 pm)
I love this tool, but ran into problems when it came to getting a printer-friendly version through either Picase or Windows...either version cut off the left portion of the chart. I did have success, however, by simply highlighting the chart and key on the main webpage, and then pasting into Microsoft Word and printing.
Thank you!

From: Sarah Burton   (February 27th, 2010, 4:06 am)
I love this tool, and I want to sincerely thank you for the time you have invested and for making this available for free. This is the most intuitive and easy to use tool I have found so far. Great job.

From: Carolyn   (March 13th, 2010, 12:52 pm)
I would like to create a chart that reads in one square k4 and group stitches like k3yok1yok3 in one space. Can I do this in custom stitch?

From: Dorothy   (March 24th, 2010, 6:17 pm)

I am in the process of writing a pattern for publication and would like to use your chart generator for the lace chart. Full credit will be given, of course. I just see no reason to re-invent something you've done so incredibly well! Please shoot me an email at to let me know what you think!


From: Veronica   (April 6th, 2010, 10:38 pm)
Thank you so much - you just made my life much easier :)

From: Annalisa   (April 12th, 2010, 12:49 pm)
This is a great resource: user friendly and incredibly useful.
Thank you

From: Melissa   (May 3rd, 2010, 11:08 pm)
Could we get the "tbl" for the k & p?

I have a chart that is using p2tog tbl and have used the k2tog tbl.

From: Carol   (May 9th, 2010, 9:07 am)
Color me frustrated! I keep getting this error, even though I have changed/edited to get the proper always jumps back to all run together as in the error message:
There is an error in your input, please check to make sure you have only used the specified stitches, separated by commas (without spaces).
Unknown stitch on row 1: Row1:p1

From: Eileen   (June 7th, 2010, 6:38 am)
I wish you could make it more like this one:
where you only have to click on a square to put a stitch in. I find yours clunky for what I'm doing (making charts of small squares with inset, or seed stitch images.) The other one seems to be a cobweb at this time, there is no way to print the chart you generate, or save it to your computer, etc. And the work-arounds don't work, either. Also, if you use her pixel size, you can only get half a chart. If you change the pixel size so you can see the whole chart, then it prints funny. It also prints the whole damned website instead of just your design. I think you can do much better.

From: MissMadgeMakes   (June 12th, 2010, 12:05 pm)
I'm just starting out with lace and finding charts easier to follow than written patterns, there are so many wonderful free patterns on Ravelry but not all are charted, so I would like to say a huge thank you to you for creating this chartGen, it's magically easy to use.

kind regards Lesley aka MissMadgeMakes

From: Rachel   (June 14th, 2010, 8:43 am)
Hi Jen,
Just wanted to say ChartGen rocks. I used it to help illustrate my knitted pattern on my blog. (Scroll to the end and you will see your kudos and rep). Also added you to useful knitting tools! Very cool generator.
Posted on

From: Rachel   (June 20th, 2010, 10:32 am)
Hey there.
Love this generator. Can you add slip stitch to your charting?

From: Michele   (August 2nd, 2010, 4:22 pm)
This is a great little tool which I love to you when possible.

Thank you for sharing this.

From: Hannah   (August 8th, 2010, 3:28 pm)
Hi! I love your chart generator. I have a pattern that I need to chart for a Knitty submission, which means that it would be sold if the pattern were chosen. Is this okay with you? I'd be sure to credit and provide a link to your website so that other people could find it, it's wonderful.

From: LizC   (September 3rd, 2010, 11:24 am)
Can you let us know if and how you would like to be reference in patterns that use your chart? Or, do you allow your charts to be used in patterns?

From: Vicki   (September 6th, 2010, 1:09 am)
You've saved my sanity - I'm trying to work out how to knit the Myrtle cardigan and being able to stitch sections of charts together has been a miracle and better than the hand drawn ones I planned!

From: Lucy aka TexasKnitster on Rave   (October 18th, 2010, 4:04 pm)
A friend just sent me a link to your chart generator and already I love you! Anyway you could please, please, please add cable combinations for cable to the back with a knit tbl, and purl, or cable to the front with a purl, then k1tbl?

From: Celeste Stokely   (October 24th, 2010, 7:56 am)
You are brilliant and wonderful! Thank you for this chart generator!

I had been trying to find 2 subtle errors in a written complex lace pattern and it was driving me nuts. I converted their info to your format (I'm a Linux/vim editor person, so I'm use to data format conversions. :-), generated a chart, and I could now SEE the error and how to correct it.

..Celeste Stokely /

From: Dean Mattox   (November 18th, 2010, 9:29 am)
Thank you so much for providing this wonderful tool. I wonder if it might be possible to add a title and/or notes field. I would like to put the name of the pattern at the top of the page and maybe some source information in notes field.

From: Londie Yeung   (November 20th, 2010, 3:36 pm)
Is there any way to add in more stitch tool (symbols) instead of just adding custom stitches?

From: Colleen   (January 7th, 2011, 11:14 am)
Hi, I stumbled across this as I prefer to knit from charts but have a pattern with line directions I was trying to graph. It would be great if you had more cable stitches. For example, one of the cables I am knitting is just across three stitches and you have them in even categories 2, 4, 6 - but not odd, 3 and 5

Thanks for the great tool though!

From: Rosey   (January 10th, 2011, 1:03 pm)
Wow, just what I was looking for, well done you !! So glad its free too.

If you're doing a new version, perhaps youd consider the option to add darker lines every ?? stitches, or every ?? rows, like graph paper does. It makes the chart easier to read. Users could choose the value ??.

From: Elena62   (January 12th, 2011, 9:22 am)
Wonderful! Thank you very much!

From: Marie-Christine   (February 4th, 2011, 8:49 am)
This is so incredibly useful... First, I'm incapable of knitting patterns from text, so it's my best way to be able to do it. And then I get stuck in a position to do a fair amount of translation, and this helps immensely to simplify the task. And incidentally to make many patterns available in far-fetched languages.
Anyway, thank you, thank you.

From: Monica   (February 7th, 2011, 5:43 pm)
Hi and thank you so much for creating this lovely app and providing it gratis. I loved using it for my small cable chart. I believe that the CR2/CL2 cables may be reversed? When I inserted each of these cables, the reverse appeared. I thought I would mention it in the event it is a glitch, but its also very possible that its just me!. I learned about your site on Rav. Thanks again for a great knitters' helper.

From: Steve Atkinson   (March 3rd, 2011, 5:58 am)
I'd love to use this to experiment with lace patterns, but have a couple of suggestions

(1) could it be made to omit alternate rows (e.g. all ws rows purl so no need to show on chart)

(2) Improve the syntax so you can have groups of repeating instructions so the chart text would be something like
[k2tog,yo]10 rather than having to type k2tog,yo,k2tog,yo,k2tog,yo etc.

From: Susan   (March 4th, 2011, 6:45 pm)
Great & easy to use. Would like: 1.horizontal bars to delinate stitch pattern repeat; and 2.the ability to color code rows or areas with translucent color.

From: Cathy    (March 10th, 2011, 7:53 pm)
I love the chart generator, I have recommended it to all of my knitting friends. I do wish that you would add more of the standard symbols from the craft yarn council.

The Craft Yarn Council is an organization that is working to standardize knitting and crochet terminology as well as size measurements and yarn weights. Designers are encouraged to use their terminology and symbols.

From: Joan Maslin   (March 12th, 2011, 1:03 pm)
This is awesome. I haven't written my own charts yet but it will be great to "transcribe" some of the illegible charts I sometimes work with. Great for color knitting

From: Marianne   (March 24th, 2011, 7:18 am)
Thank you for this! I am currently knitting a pattern with written instruction, but I prefer charts. I love this!

I looked at the other feedback, and I don't think you need to include a way to mark pattern repeats - that to me suggests that multiple charts are needed instead. I figured that out the hard way!

From: Amanda   (March 24th, 2011, 8:23 pm)
This is a fantastic tool. Thank you so much for making it available!

From: Joanna E   (April 10th, 2011, 9:39 am)
Just a question... Is there a way to chart out a slip1, knit1, psso on your generator? Thanks! ~J

From: Lori   (April 29th, 2011, 8:07 pm)
Thank you so much for this, I've grown to love working from charts but couldn't find a good way to write them out.

I have just started using it and even though I was sure I knew how to read charts now I can't figure out why K2tog doesn't cover two stitches on the chart.

Thanks so much for any help

From: kiein   (July 5th, 2011, 12:56 pm)
Can i use the charts I created with this program in a pattern I am writing ( with the intention to put it on Ravelry)?

From: Carla Johnson   (July 6th, 2011, 2:29 pm)
Is there a way to save your chart as you go along? My browser stopped working when I had completed a number of rows and I lost all of it. If the only way to save is to get a downloadable copy to print, can you upload it back again to finish it, or do you have to do it in smaller sections and paste it together? Seems like a great resource though; thanks for doing it.

From: cat.inna.hat   (August 5th, 2011, 9:41 am)
I am starting to design knitting patterns, and have found your generator really good. Can I use it for patterns that I then sell on-line?

From: thatknittingguy   (August 24th, 2011, 12:43 pm)
this is great and I hope to get much more use from it

From: thatknittingguy   (August 24th, 2011, 12:44 pm)
I am going to try this out today I want to do a mudd cloth pattern and I hope this helps me get it done

From: Missy van Ee   (September 6th, 2011, 12:39 pm)
I'd love to see some more cable symbols that include purling in the cable, for example:

Cr4L: sl next 2 sts to cable needle, hold in front, p2, then k2 from cable needle
Cr4R: sl next 2 sts to cable needle, hold in back, k2, then p2 from cable needle