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Pheeew... 4 exams down. 2 to go.
Just took my Danish exam today.. I had to analyse a fairy tale by H. C. Andersen.. Exactly what I wanted to do.. Cheesy Got an A for it.. So I am very very pleased with myself. Cheesy

Next one: Social sience on the 18th Cheesy

And then I just realised: Only 22 days until out move Cheesy Cheesy YAY 

Welcome!  Smile  Congratulations, grandma-to-be!

At the moment we don't have plain stitch patterns as you're talking about...the freePatternWizard is currently only set up to work with colors for knitting.  You may be able to do what you need by making a chart in only black and white, remembering that each type of stitch is represented by a different color.  In that case, my other suggestion would be to create your image in a very clear font.  (At this time the freePatternWizard also doesn't have font capabilities.)  If your font isn't clear enough, the lettering may become very distorted, though I imagine the letters you are thinking of creating would be large and not easily distorted.

In the future, we'll have more capabilities for the software, but at this time, this is what it can currently do.  Smile

Oops! That's my camera I'm afraid, the colours are actually more teal than green. The yarn is Knitpicks Palette 4 ply (Calypso and Caribbean) from Great British Yarns which I adore because it's so light and soft, and works up beautifully. It's a good price too with an amazing range of colours. I've use this yarm quit a few times for commissions and it never disappoints. I should get a marketing commision from them, I sound like a sales pitch.

After hearing from a few members regarding whether crochet tunisian stitch should be horizontal or vertical, we did some major research. (Well, not me since I'm not a stitcher.  I just do what I'm told from the test results! Smile)

Many thanks to member BetwixtTheStitch for spending the time to actually stitch up many 4x4 test swatches to get some actual data.

We have now changed the tunisian stitches so the freePatternWizard now offers both horizontal and vertical.  As it turns out, it depends on hook size and stitch.

Some notes along this line from Melanie:


If you don't do a swatch and the stitch is horizontal instead of vertical or vertical instead of horizontal, since it's based on our determinations, it may not match.  So as with anything knitting or crochet, it really depends on what *you're* doing.

TSS (a.k.a. Tunisian Simple Stitch or regular Tunisian) with hook sizes N on up
TKS (a.k.a. Tunisian Knit Stitch), all hook sizes.

TSS (a.k.a. Tunisian Simple Stitch or regular Tunisian), hook sizes up to and including L.
TPS (a.k.a. Tunisian Purl Stitch), all hook sizes.

Just a side note: After evaluating all of Sherry's swatch data, I may make a slight change to the freePatternWizard tunisian stitch proportions.  Not sure yet.

This is a quick pic I did of the Tardis blanket.

The blue is worked in TKS on a P hook, and the white is TSS with a K hook.
At the moment we are thinking of finishing it with a shell edge in white.
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