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letters in knit stitches
I have been trying to navigate Mac Numbers again, but in playing at my own latest charting with software after the Yosemite update, I find I am drifting back to using Excel once more as my primary “graph paper”. Charts published in foreign languages and magazines, and particularly those in Russian (where the same symbols appear to have different functions depending on the publisher) provide challenges in translating for using charts provided in hand or machine knitting.
Some sources from/for different countries that may help with interpretations:
Anna Burda magazine symbols PDF includes HK how-to illustrations: ab2 2/1/15
Verena chart from older pubs easily found on Pinterest
A full volume of an out of print book on Japanese symbols
I began a spreadsheet that includes a few of their alternative symbols, and some cable configurations working with shapes available within excel for charting them. Here is my editable WIP excel document with the start of the process, a possible DIY start, will update in future
foreign symbols2_share 2/1/15
4/24/15: Sconcho is a GUI for creating knitting charts that come with a built-in stitch library. A manual is available. Custom stitch symbols may be created in Inkscape to form personal vector shapes. X11 may be required to run Inkscape on your computer as well, all are free.
6/14/2020 a free for iPhone and iPad app Knitting Chart also includes crochet symbols