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May 14, 2011 14:20:27   #
josheli
 
KNITPRO
knitPro is a free web application that translates digital images into knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns. Simply upload jpeg, gif or png images and knitPro will generate a graph sizable for any fiber project. knitPro digitally mimics the tradition of pre-industrial craft circles who freely shared patterns and passed them down from generation to generation. More about microRevolt and knitPro here.

http://www.microrevolt.org/knitPro.htm
 
May 15, 2011 05:38:59   #
ibrow
 
I agree. Knitpro is wonderful. They even sent me a personal reply when I wanted a smaller number of stitches than the programme had generated. They told me exactly what to do. They said 1 pixel generates 1 stitch - I wanted a 40-stitch pattern so I had to resize my original image to 40-pixels. Then, bingo - there was my 40-stitch pattern. Brilliant.
May 15, 2011 10:38:45   #
btibbs70
 
Wow! That really lets the knitting imagination run wild :) Look forward to using this. TNX
May 15, 2011 13:52:06   #
Gweniepooh (a regular here)
 
this is amazing. Now I have questions. Once this is graphed, do you simply knit a stitch for each little block in the color shown? I've never done this but would love to knit some portraits or scenes. I'm facinate by this process.
May 15, 2011 14:12:40   #
llindallovesllamas
 
This sounds silly, but how do you "upload"? [I'm only a knitter, not a computer person:)]
May 15, 2011 14:37:24   #
josheli
 
This is what it asks you to do:
Choose a GIF, JPEG, or PNG image (file should be less than 1 MB).
Then you check what grid size you want
Grid size:
Regular (48w x 64h)
Big (96w x 120h)
XL (120w x 160h)
Then check what format you want
Stitch size:
Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, Crochet (1:1)
Knit Portrait (5:7)
Knit Landscape (7:5)
Then choose file, meaning you need to find the picture/image that you have saved on your computer and click open. Once you do that click submit and voila! there is your design all ready for you and FREE!
 
May 15, 2011 16:32:55   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
Well grrrrr me...I cannot get knitpro to work!
Thanks for sharing anyhow.

Camilla




josheli wrote:
This is what it asks you to do:
Choose a GIF, JPEG, or PNG image (file should be less than 1 MB).
Then you check what grid size you want
Grid size:
Regular (48w x 64h)
Big (96w x 120h)
XL (120w x 160h)
Then check what format you want
Stitch size:
Needlepoint, Cross Stitch, Crochet (1:1)
Knit Portrait (5:7)
Knit Landscape (7:5)
Then choose file, meaning you need to find the picture/image that you have saved on your computer and click open. Once you do that click submit and voila! there is your design all ready for you and FREE!
This is what it asks you to do: br Choose a GIF, J... (show quote)
May 15, 2011 16:43:02   #
josheli
 
what is the problem your having?
May 15, 2011 16:59:14   #
ibrow
 
If you're not a computer person, you may need to ask someone to help you get the basic image. A jpg file just means a picture on your computer, which you can play around with via a photo programme. I've got Photoshop, but you don't need to have that. There are lots of free ones available. Once you've got the image saved on your computer, just open up Knitpro. When it asks you for the image, go to the image file on your computer, highlight it, and click 'open'. That will put it into Knitpro, which will then produce the graph for you. Best not to have too many colours in your original image, because Knitpro will give you a graph with far too many yarn colours.
May 15, 2011 17:26:51   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
When I click add image and ad one from my desktop..I keep getting an error image did not work.

I have tried several..and they are pictures?

Camilla
May 15, 2011 17:37:50   #
llindallovesllamas
 
Well grrrrr me...I cannot get knitpro to work!
Thanks for sharing anyhow.

Camilla
*********
Thanks, but I know you're just saying that so I won't feel like such a
dum-dum. HA! :) Linda
 
May 15, 2011 18:43:20   #
CamillaDesertMouse
 
Thanks Linda lol
we dorkus's unite!!!
May 15, 2011 19:42:35   #
hooknneedler
 
CamillaInTheDesert wrote:
When I click add image and ad one from my desktop..I keep getting an error image did not work.

I have tried several..and they are pictures?

Camilla


Camilla,

I think I had the same problem...I selected a photo, clicked submit, then it would come back and tell me no photo had been selected. I knew that my photo was under the 1mb limit, so that wasn't the problem. What turned out to be the problem was that the picture was over the pixel limit. To solve this, I opened the photo in "paint" (in windows, click start, programs, accessories, paint just on the off-chance you didn't already know how to get there), and then clicked image, stretch/skew. Made the two boxes say 25% and 25%, resaved it under a new name and then uploaded it. Worked like a charm! Hope this fixes your error as well.
May 15, 2011 19:59:00   #
llindallovesllamas
 
WOO-HOO!! I did it! Now if I can just REMEMBER how I did it , I'll be off and running. Thanks, Hooknneedler! Come on, Camilla, I'll wait for ya!! You can do this! Love, Linda
May 15, 2011 20:02:28   #
josheli
 
Glad you figured it out, the only problem I had was it was the size was to big! Post your projects when you have made them!
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