Custom Sweater 3 – Final Swatch & Knit Grid Pattern – Fashion Design

Custom Sweater 3 – Final Swatch & Knit Grid Pattern – Fashion Design


This is the final swatch. I made it five
inches by five inches. It gives a better effect of how the finished sweater will
look. I steamed it and I washed it in lukewarm water. This sweater will be hand
washed so I hand wash the swatch as well to get the most accurate stitch count.
It’s looking really good. I just finished the pattern as well with the accurate
stitch count and it looks like this. It looks a little bit messy because I did
part of it by hand in Photoshop. That’s the middle section here and I did part
of it, the top in the bottom, using a free program online called Chart Minder. You
can upload an image and it will turn it into a knitted grid guide. My image was
too large so I uploaded five inch by five inch sections at a time and I put
them together in Photoshop. I also went back and manually fixed some of the
stitches that I thought the program didn’t translate perfectly to represent
the map of Manhattan. I screen grabbed the last top part of the pattern that I did
with Chart Minder. I crop a section, turn it into a JPEG, then upload it into Chart
Minder. I enter my stitch count for a five inch by five inch area and it
creates an accurate grid. Download it and put it into my full pattern in Photoshop.
I’m excited to start knitting the front bodice piece. My client hasn’t decided
yet if the sleeves and the back bodice are going to be the same fabric or if
they’re going to be a more simple jersey fabric. So I’ll do the front panel first
and then we’ll see. Let me know below what you’re knitting these days and
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