Cable Grapher Alpha One

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve got the alpha version of the Cable Grapher up and running. You can’t hear it, but I’m playing a little tape recording of applause in the background right now. Thank you, thank you.
Okay, enough of that.
I expect this thing has more bugs than I have dirty dishes in my sink right now, so please be patient. It has a lot of limitations right now, such as the fact that it only understands square patterns (if one line is longer than the others, it will cough up blood and die); it knows very few stitch types; it doesn’t have a legend telling you what the images mean yet; etc. Please feel free to leave comments on this entry telling me what you do and don’t like about it.

Right. I’m going to work on CDS for a bit and give my hands a break from typing.

It occurs to me that I didn’t describe what the cable grapher actually is. Oops.
The cable grapher is a utility for people who are working on knitting that uses cable or lace techniques. If you have a pattern that is written out as a series of instructions ( “k2, p2, k2tog, yo, p2, kt” ) and you would rather have it printed as a chart, then the cable grapher will help you out.

The charts that it generates are meant to be read from the lower right-hand corner up.

No Responses to “Cable Grapher Alpha One”

  1. heatherly Says:

    ok. i love what it generated. but i can not print it,save it,or copy and paste it…

  2. Kim Says:

    Cable Grapher is too cool! I am able to right click and copy the image and paste into Paint Shop Pro, which makes it nice for chart inclusion into my own patterns. I’d like to see stitches and columns numbered, if possible.

  3. David Says:

    First major bug: I can’t save the images to my hard drive. This might be a browser-setting issue; I’m not sure yet.

  4. Larry Says:

    I am in awe! I’ll be playing around with the Cabler tonight. My typing skills are pretty good but my IT sucks.

  5. Lisa in Nj Says:

    Hey David! Thanks for the update on the cool Cable-O-Graph! Can’t wait to see it up and running.

    Oh! Check this site

    for all the great things I’m thinking about your programming skills!

  6. Kaetchen Says:

    Imagine Annie Potts’ character in “Pretty and Pink” saying ‘applause, applause, applause!’