After my success with intarsia crochet, I went Google and Pinterest crazy! I used keywords, “pixel, knit chart, crochet chart,” and then expanded to “cross stitch chart, bead chart” so many options! Then I found this very helpful website, Knitpro. It’s ah-mazing! And FREE! It takes any picture and turns it into a chart that you can print or save. What’s the down side? There are a couple.
First, it takes the picture and digitally separates the color spectrum. Now I don’t know the techie talk for it, but I’ll show you what I mean.
Here is a picture I uploaded, thunder, Thunder, THUNDERCATS, HOOOO
Nice crisp lines, perfect for intarsia work! Knitpro saves as a PDF, so I had to take a photo of my screen to show you what I mean.
The reds are in different shades, black and greys make up the darker areas, but still, I am not artistic enough to draw it myself. So we have 2 choices, color it in, guess, or re-graph it.
I didn’t have large enough graph paper to re-graph this picture, boo, but I was able to graph other ones I found on my google search.
Here is some bead art of R2D2 I found. There are pretty distinct lines here, very easy to chart for yarn work. Of course I took some artistic liberties.
Now I can use this for intarsia, YAY! The possibilities are endless, just takes a computer, color pencils, graph paper, patience, and maybe some glasses, your eyes might hurt if you go at it for as long as I did.
Have a Crafty Day!