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Jul 14, 2012 11:16:20   #
kathiebee
 
A member from Massachusetts, wanted to crochet New England Patriots. I suggested she use the afghan stitch and cross stitch the logo on. I decided to try using my cross stitch pattern for the Red Sox and make a graph to knit. I used Excel to make the chart, then used the chart to make the pattern. I have never used a chart before and forgot that the knit row was from right to left, but found out on my 10th knitted row and had to start over again. I am going to make it a pillow and still have to knit the back, and I have to do a little top stitch on the "Socks", but I was real pleased with it. I have great respect for people who develop charts.


 
Jul 14, 2012 19:15:24   #
LadyBecket
 
This is fabulous! I don't know anything about sports but you did a lovely job crocheting this up!
Jul 14, 2012 21:29:28   #
kathiebee
 
LadyBecket wrote:
This is fabulous! I don't know anything about sports but you did a lovely job crocheting this up!


Thanks, but it was knitted.
Jul 14, 2012 21:36:03   #
Jenna
 
I may not be a sports fan, however, your logo is really well done! Looks like it took a lot of patience ;-)
Jul 14, 2012 23:00:51   #
kathiebee
 
Jenna wrote:
I may not be a sports fan, however, your logo is really well done! Looks like it took a lot of patience ;-)


Thanks, I think it took longer to make the cart and written pattern than to knit it, but it was nice to know you can convert a cross stitch pattern to knitting.
Jul 14, 2012 23:06:37   #
teannia
 
Kathiebee, that is great. I'm a Red Sox Fan and your work is spot on!
 
Jul 15, 2012 06:27:41   #
Bundyjoy
 
Well done.
Jul 15, 2012 06:43:44   #
patty1
 
We lived n Ma. for many years and are Red Sox fans also. Can you share the pattern? My GD would love it.
Jul 15, 2012 07:27:33   #
kathiebee
 
patty1 wrote:
We lived n Ma. for many years and are Red Sox fans also. Can you share the pattern? My GD would love it.


email me kathiebee@suddenlink.net
Jul 15, 2012 08:45:25   #
kknott4957
 
Big Boston fans at my house, great job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jul 15, 2012 08:52:45   #
grandmatimestwo (a regular here)
 
Beautiful job! I do my best knitting while watching the Sox!
 
Jul 15, 2012 09:41:59   #
vegasmeme
 
I am a MA transplant and big Red Sox fan. My son would also love this. Nice job!
Jul 15, 2012 09:54:48   #
Hesska
 
kathiebee wrote:
A member from Massachusetts, wanted to crochet New England Patriots. I suggested she use the afghan stitch and cross stitch the logo on. I decided to try using my cross stitch pattern for the Red Sox and make a graph to knit. I used Excel to make the chart, then used the chart to make the pattern. I have never used a chart before and forgot that the knit row was from right to left, but found out on my 10th knitted row and had to start over again. I am going to make it a pillow and still have to knit the back, and I have to do a little top stitch on the "Socks", but I was real pleased with it. I have great respect for people who develop charts.
A member from Massachusetts, wanted to crochet Ne... (show quote)


If you do a lot of graph work. There is a free program online called knitpro
You select what size and type of needle work ie knitting cross stitch crochet
Upload your pix and it creates a chart for you
You can save any image from the Internet & convert it to a chart

A quick way to create graphs

This link is a blanket I made patching images together ( I created seperate charts for the image, Greek letters, and script and figured out how I wanted to layout for blanket)
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-73447-1.html
Jul 15, 2012 10:00:43   #
Naneast (a regular here)
 
Good job !!
Jul 15, 2012 10:35:11   #
chrisjac
 
Red Sox Nation applauds you!!!!!
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