Sunday, March 3, 2013

Batty Wristband

Nananananananananana BATMAN!  Now in wristband format.  

Batman is a masked vigilante from the DC comic universe.  Originally introduced in the 1940's, he is one of the oldest comic book heroes.   Batman's secret identity is Bruce Wayne, a billionaire playboy who witnessed his parent's murder as a child.  This transformed his life forever, with an oath to bring justice to the criminals of Gotham City.  

This is my attempt at learning how to make and apply charts.  Charts are used all the time for designing knitting patterns.  The tricky part of it is that the stitches are not perfect squares.  This means your pattern will look distorted when using normal graph paper.  There are a number of chart makers available online, and I've included some links at the bottom of the post.

I made a few different charts for this pattern.  The first chart looked good on paper, but was much too large once knit.  As you can see here.

So I reworked the pattern and made the logo a little smaller.  I am much happier with the results.

The Batman logo is 25 squares x 20 squares.  It measures 3" x 1.5" unstretched when knit. The chart is available here for free.

My next step will be to complete logos for the rest of the justice league.  


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