October 23rd, 2012
This week’s tip is from Kirsten Hipsky, the WEBS Design Manager. She fills us in on one of her favorite designing resources!
What’s a crafting tool that’s thin, light weight, portable, and lets you see what your knitting or crochet will look like BEFORE you even touch your yarn? A good piece of graph paper!
You can sometimes find a limited selection of it in the stationery section of office supply stores, but what if you want smaller, bigger, or clearer grids than what they sell? What if you want a rectangular grid that represents your actual stitch and row gauge? And what if you want to arrange triangular or hexagonal motifs?
http://incompetech.com/graphpaper/ is a free online source for a large variety of graph paper that you can generate to your exact specifications and print out yourself. I’ve used it for years for charting my stitch patterns and sweater shaping, and it’s saved me a lot of time and aggravation. I’ve even printed out multiple pages and stapled them into a booklet for when I’m travelling.
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