A chartmaking legacy

The Tricksy Knitter Chartmaker was a free online tool for making knitting charts that we built in 2009. As of 2017, it is no longer available for creating or editing charts. You can still Browse Shared Charts and view and download your own knitting charts.

Why isn’t the chartmaker available any more? Charles and I made the chartmaker together as a fun design/technical project. It ran pretty smoothly for many years, without technical maintenance, and you, dear knitters, made thousands of charts. Then, as technology tends to do, the chartmaker needed upgrades and maintenance, and the two of us just didn’t have the spare time to devote to the chartmaker.

What is the future of the charts?

For the foreseeable future, we’ll continue to host the charts you made, for free, here on tricksyknitter.com. But there will likely be a time when technology evolves to the point where we have to retire that functionality as well. We encourage you to download your favourite charts to your computer or cloud storage.

A big thank you for all of your encouragement over the years with the chartmaker! You’re a creative bunch!

Happy Knitting!


Looking for an easy alternative to the chartmaker?

Try a spreadsheet tool like Google Sheets. You can customize your colours, duplicate rows and stitches. Share it, print it, copy it.

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