In the last few days, since I posted a snip-it of my afghan design, I have been taking a good look at the pictures I charted. Then the bright idea came to me that I could use these same picture charts for my ski sweaters or pillow or, etc. Hummmmmm????
Going one step further, I started with my “stag,” turned him into a white tail buck, then began creating a scene to surround him. That done, I then thought I might try using the same chart, but doing it in only two colors, which would be great for a double knitting pattern as well.
Below is the result.
This second chart began with the picture above. You will notice that it has been simplified, and color has been removed around the objects of most importance. I decided not to extend the creek behind the buck as it was made the area to busy. Here again, it is a matter of taste.
This chart is perfect for a DK project, or a Fair Isle knit. As I told you in the last post, I make all my charts with Pattern Maker.
Although these are MY original designs, I give you permission to use your “Snip-it” tool in Windows to save and study these charts on your computer. I actually use this wonderful tool to make a pictures of my charts, then insert them in my publishing program (I use Serif) and play with their arrangement. This technique gives you the ability to see your idea in a completed format, allowing you to change whatever you like before starting on the real deal. It takes all the guess work out of it- well, most of it anyway. AND, it’s FUN!
Thank you God for Pattern Maker!!!