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Thoughts on Thursday – Chartmaking

Here’s my dilemma….I feel like I want a better way to create charts The photo above shows my current method. While it works, it’s certainly not the best. Especially  if I plan on sharing them with my blog readers. I found this chart-making site called Stitch Fiddle. I “fiddled around” and made this chart…. diamond brocade – stitch fiddle . I really liked how quickly the chart went together and how it printed up. But. I know that in order to make the best use of their service I would have to upgrade from their free service to their premium service. So here’s the questions for my readers….

  1. Does anyone use Stitch Fiddle’s premium service? What have been the pros and cons you’ve found?
  2. Does anyone use another chart-making service? What have you found that works best for you?
  3. Does anyone know of a good chart-making software?

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

Happy Knitting!




Hi! I'm Lori! Welcome to my little corner of the blogging world! My hubby and I live on a small farm in Eastern Oregon with 5 cats (it's a LONG story), 3 horses and a mule. I work full-time as a department lead at the nursery department of a local hardware store. You'll discover I have wa-a-a-ay too many hobbies for the amount of "spare time" I have. So, I'll just keep muddling though this life.....

5 thoughts on “Thoughts on Thursday – Chartmaking

  1. I’ve been on the fence with buying or subscribing to some sort of charting software as well. There are a lot of options out there – it’s hard to know which would work best. Will be interested to know what you wind up choosing!

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    1. So far, I’ve really only found Chartmaker (which I CANNOT get to work AT ALL…..) and Stitch Fiddle. Since I can get Stitch Fiddle to work, I’m pretty sure that’s what I’m going to go with. I guess I need to look around a little more to see if there’s something else out there though….you know, in my “spare” time… 😉

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      1. Yup – in all that spare time! I keep thinking about it, too. If I ever start designing things on a regular basis, it would probably be worth it. But I have heard a lot of people say they just design things in Excel.

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