Saturday, December 11, 2010
Colored charts Värilliset ruutupiirrokset
Tästä uudistuksesta on tullut hyvää palautetta ja itsekin olen tyytyväinen värillisiin ruutupiirroksiin.
Previously different colors in the charts in our mitten kits were shown with symbols, but during the last year we have changed all the charts to colored charts. The chart is easier to follow when you can see the color right away, and don't have to look up the meaning of each symbol, especially when many of our mittens are knit with several colors (mostly only two at a time, though).
The colors in the charts are not exactly the same as in the yarns dyed with natural dyes, no synthetic ink or printer can do that:) Also very dark colors are shown lighter in the charts, otherwise each stitch wouldn't show well in the chart.
We have gotten good feedback from this improvement, and eventhough I know many patterns by heart, I like to take a new colored chart as a backup rather than the old one with symbols.