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Hi my name is gloshei and just joined this group so still finding mopey way around. Has anyone any tips on how to get started please.
I love beading but by no means an expert but saw on a group in Facebook that a lady was beading her son and another her daughters wedding picture. Ah I thought what a brilliant idea ( my daughter got married in June) what am I thinking as I don't know where to start.
I'm sure you will advise and help me on this long journey
Cheers gloshei

Sorry if there was any confusion hard to state what I mean. When I say of. The generated graph shows red where there should be blue, blue where there should be white. . And there are letters that have a different color border around the. And the border doesn'tshow.

I'm assuming that you aren't any closer to having word graphs yet? I know I can't find a way at least. Just curious why it's been being worked on for almost 4 years now with no change even though it shows available for others, like with the illusion knitting graphs. The inability to have the word graphs is the one big downside. Like with mine, doing tapestry patterns with 50 to 100 colors is extremely difficult with just a bunch of symbols. At least without giving myself a migraine. With the illusion knitting it's an upcharge feature but it would be something well worth the little extra money. Please please please do something and please don't take another 4 years.

Hi, Faith. 

First, thanks for subscribing.

This feature will be enabled as soon as we finish testing and debugging the new "live" edit version of software.  Among a lot of new features, you'll also then be able to start with a blank grid and "paint" in your stitches if you like.

We're working to finish a few other features first so I don't have an exact date yet.

Terry

Welcome!  Smile

Aside from the obvious (sigh, practice, practice, practice), I really need to know if I'm understanding your question correctly.  Are you asking about switching colors - e.g., crossing one color over another so there is no hole left in the knitting?  Or are you referring to carrying the yarn over X number of stitches as you knit, and then it bunches when you change the yarn?

As far as switching colors is concerned, that really is a case of practicing; however, if you're talking about carrying the yarn over X number of stitches, that's a completely different story.

Carrying long floats or loops of yarn across your knitting, yes, even in the back where it doesn't show, is not recommended.  I know it technically can't be seen, but if your bunching up is caused by too long floats or loops of yarn, then the only way to eliminate the problem is by stranding.  I would say about every 2-3 stitches or so, you should purposely cross the colors over each other in the back of your work, so this will "catch" the carried yarn and keep it neat.  Make sure the color is securely held in there, though...it may be that crossing once doesn't do it and the second time does.  Long floats or loops of yarn simply left at the back of your work will cause bunching.

If this is a first-time project for you; if you've never worked from a graph before, my suggestion is usually to start smaller, such as with a pillow.  I know the anticipation of wanting to start something immediately, but it's usually easier to work out the kinks with a smaller project, rather than a larger one.  Smile

Hope that helps!  Smile
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