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Mar 29, 2013 07:34:34   #
MEC
 
I agree with you. All this technology is overwhelming. Too many of us are still old school. I still get requests to text pictures of my projects and have told these people dozens of times that my phone is for phone calls.
 
Mar 29, 2013 07:35:26   #
Bombshellknits
 
After you download it you can print it off to fit the page. Of as Patty S said, enlarge it on a copy machine. I just downloaded Windward from Ravlery and it printed quite nicely. Easy to read without my bifocals. : )
Mar 29, 2013 18:21:43   #
Colorado knits
 
Featherstitcher wrote:
I know what you mean. If you hold down the Ctrl key and turn the wheel on the mouse (if you have one) you can enlarge or shrink the view on the screen, but I don't know if that will affect how it prints.


I do that all the time, but it won't affect print size.
Mar 29, 2013 21:14:56   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
If you need another source of pattern conversion...there are some of us with Office 2007 or newer who can convert and edit almost anything you need on KP site. Yes, I'm volunteering!
Mar 30, 2013 03:05:20   #
Jessica-Jean (a regular here)
 
If this is the pattern you're after: http://simpleknits.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-crazy-quilt-sampler-afghan-to-knit.html

There's a similar one for free, with each stitch pattern on a separate PDF, at: http://purplekittyyarns.com/patternbook/bernhard34
Your choice of 100 different stitch patterns, though #50 is really just a square meant to be monogrammed. I've made two afghans from an earlier edition of this book. Sadly, none of the stitch patterns are charted.
Mar 30, 2013 03:57:32   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
Jessica-Jean wrote:
If this is the pattern you're after: http://simpleknits.blogspot.ca/2013/03/the-crazy-quilt-sampler-afghan-to-knit.html

There's a similar one for free, with each stitch pattern on a separate PDF, at: http://purplekittyyarns.com/patternbook/bernhard34
Your choice of 100 different stitch patterns, though #50 is really just a square meant to be monogrammed. I've made two afghans from an earlier edition of this book. Sadly, none of the stitch patterns are charted.


What is the time limit on the charts? I'm having a collecting good time on the Knitting Primer - 100 Easy-to-Knit Stitches.
 
Mar 30, 2013 05:03:34   #
kaixixang (a regular here)
 
kaixixang wrote:
What is the time limit on the charts? I'm having a collecting good time on the Knitting Primer - 100 Easy-to-Knit Stitches.


Unless you don't want me to. I tried to get in and edit...computer is giving me trouble.
Mar 30, 2013 05:30:16   #
swampygirl
 
Also on Internet Explorer, at bottom right of screen, there's a magnifier icon with a blue + in it. Next to that there's "100%" which you can increase or decrease the page size.
Mar 30, 2013 06:14:02   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
Patterns that you pay for are usually in pdf files (Portable Document Format). This means they will print out the same size as the original, which is the standard full page usually. When you print these you will have the option to make it bigger or smaller. You can even change the page orientation for all types of printing. You can have the portrait or landscape version. These are usually set in your printing preferences on the printer window that comes up when you ask your computer to print something.
Emell wrote:
Thanks for the idea and will use it for free patterns. That leaves the for fee patterns - one of which I found that runs 30 pages. :shock:
Mar 30, 2013 07:43:19   #
leo56
 
Since you have a printer, simply print out the pattern. When you go to use it, enlarge the pattern, it usually has a few sizes to choose from, using the printer. It has an enlargement button, you can make a useable pattern that you can mark up and read and you still have your original copy. I enlarge patterns all the time so I can see at a glance what I'm doing. I hate picking up the pattern to read it or try to use a magazine to follow the pattern, I always drop it or it'll close on me. I do this with cross stich also and I do it for my Mom as she has trouble also.
Mar 30, 2013 08:06:45   #
Peoline
 
Maybe if one of us leaves not to far from Emell can call Nd walk it through or stop by the house and help. Just a thought, I found this new technology very frustrating.
 
Mar 30, 2013 08:23:12   #
jemima (a regular here)
 
Emell you have my sympathy.Lots of patterns come out in very small print also some chuck out loads of pages that are not needed.For some reason I have lost the ability to highlight.... press on right side of mouse for drop down box to appear showing copy and paste and the carry on for printing.grrrrr
Mar 30, 2013 08:37:14   #
Puppies101
 
Kerry Anne wrote:
You can highlight the pattern, then copy it to Word. You will have icons along the top of the screen and I think it is the one called Font. But it has different sizes of print. Once you have pasted the pattern, highlight it and then choose the print size you want. It will then print out larger. I know all of these instructions sound confusing - perhaps you know someone who is computer savvy who can help you.

I find that I have to delete most of the adverts from patterns by copying and pasting. The most annoying thing is the huge coloured pictures of the pattern which use up all the ink. Sometimes you can shrink the size of the picture - but mostly you can't. It's costing me a fortune in coloured ink for the printer!
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I have an Epson coloured printer and when I go to print, it gives me the option to print in "greytones" therefore I don't use up all the coloured ink on the pictures of the pattern. Hope this makes sense.
Mar 30, 2013 08:48:55   #
NRoberts (a regular here)
 
You should be able to enlarge any text that you have downloaded.

Emell wrote:
OK, I'm older and not up to the marvels of technology and am becoming totally frustrated at patterns that I find and would like to try (either free or for sale) that are available ONLY by downloading them. I cannot see what size the print will be until I print out the pattern. Sometimes it is so small as to be impossible to read - or mark up in any way. Is there a way to know in advance what a pattern will look like after it has been downloaded or do I just give up and pass up those many patterns now only available by downloading them? And please no advice that I should just work with them from a PC or tablet or whatever other technical marvel is out there. I like printed patterns.
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Mar 30, 2013 08:53:54   #
crafty_grandma56
 
Before printing your pattern, there is a print menu or the Print view where you can see the size. Sometimes, not always depending on the software used, there is a place where you click on the box where it says 100% or fit to page - fit to page will adjust the margins so it does not run off the page ...you can also change the margins if there is a margin! to make it bigger...or as the others have mentioned do a copy paste and change the font to bigger size. The option depends on how the page was set up. Also to eliminate the advertising, you can hi-lite paragraph by paragraph (copy then paste) and come back to your page but this is a bit time consuming and can become confusing. Ctrl+C=Copy Ctrl+V=paste goes a bit faster
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