Before you begin, you will need the following:
- calculator (preferably hand-held).
- Aire River Knitting Symbols Font (or another font without grid lines around the symbols).
- a draft of your chart.
Although this technique can be used to explore cables, it is best used for creating final drafts, meaning you already have a 1st draft of your chart before you open Inkscape.
Unlike the previous sections of the Knitter’s Guide to Inkscape, this is a lesson, complete with videos and how-tos. I thought about quizzing you, but decided not to under the assumption you will be working along with me. Comments, tips, and suggestions are welcome and appreciated. If you have questions, please post them
While lurking on the Ravelry boards, I noticed a common theme among many independent designers, both newbies and professionals… Most of us know a great deal about knitting and whatever our day job is, but we need help making our patterns look professional. While I am certainly not a paragon of virtue in this department, there are some rules of thumb that good patterns follow…
- Clean type faces.
- Good use of whitespace. Take it from a fellow knitter, that 1.5 or more spacing between each paragraph (row) isn’t optional. Without it, it’s hard to tell where one row begins and the other ends.
- Consistent layouts (i.e. column usage is consistent).
- Photos, diagrams, and charts. If you see a diagram of how your sweater is pieced