Tuesday, February 07, 2006

DIY Knitting Graph Paper

A few years back, I took a knitting class where you had to bring your own knitting graph paper. I searched high and low for it, and finally ended up getting it mail order from all the way across the country.

But now, you can make your own...
Asymmetric Graph Paper PDF Generator

Knitting graph paper uses a 3:2 ratio, since stitches are wider than they are tall. There are several pre-generated versions at the bottom of the page that use this ratio. The site also lets you generate other kinds of graph paper as well. Very cool.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I've watched Monty Python's Flying Circus for years. But I just noticed the other day that when Terry Jones is playing an old lady pepperpot, he's usually knitting (English style, of course). And if you look closely, he is actually knitting (or doing an awfully good imitation of it). I've googled around a bit, and can't find any references to his knitting prowess, but it sure looks like he knows how to knit to me.