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More stitches and less rows
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LisaR message #1
More stitches and less rows
June 18, 2015 at 7:51:32 AM
 
Hello,

I'm new to the site.  I'm happy to have found this.  I make and sell graphghan patterns and I have been counting and writing them by hand.  Tough on the eyes.

two questions:

1)  most of my patterns are between 110 - 200 stitches across.  I've seen others ask for an upgrade.  may I?

2)  the first pattern I tried has 250 rows.  when the written pattern was finished it has over 300 rows.  I don't want to just cut it off at 250 because I'll lose something.  How can i get an accurate count?  it is a picture of the pattern generated in a pixel based program.  PC Stitch.  I saved it as a PNG.

thank you
Lisa 


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #2
Re: More stitches and less rows
June 19, 2015 at 1:50:47 AM  (in response to LisaR message #1)
 
Lisa,

Goodness, I can completely understand how hard it is to count and write patterns by hand!  Surprised  I did that pre-computers...ouch, you're not kidding about eyestrain!

As for your questions:
1) You've been upgraded!  Smile

2) Please let me know if I'm understanding your question correctly.  Smile  You've taken a png of the output of a stitching program - an already-created graph - and used that as a basis for creating a pattern?  If that's correct, the answer is actually simpler than that...all you need to do is take your original image and run that through the freePatternWizard.  That will get you the most optimal result.  Smile  In other words, this lets the program do the work for you, rather than using another program first to do the work.  Now, you'll still likely have to experiment a bit to figure out the length of your pattern (you can only enter a width, because if you were to designate a length, too, it would skew your pattern), but that can be done in a graphics program by adding borders.

We do have plans to add some editing functions, which may or may not help with what you're doing, but those are not available at this time.

Hope that helps!  Smile  Let me know how sending the original image through works for you...it may even work out that you don't need to add borders, but that depends on your image and isn't something I can really say.  Smile


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LisaR message #3
Re: More stitches and less rows
June 19, 2015 at 4:49:56 AM  (in response to Stitchboard Admin message #2)
 
Thank you for your quick response.  I will try it with the original picture.  


 
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Stitchboard Admin message #4
Re: More stitches and less rows
June 20, 2015 at 2:10:25 AM  (in response to LisaR message #3)
 
Lisa,

Terrific...please let me know how you fare.  Smile


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~~~~~
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