Now that you’re familiar with how to read a knitting chart, you may want to make some changes to the ones you run across. In this case, I’m knitting Harriet’s Headband and I want to use 2 colors instead of 6.
As you can see, it comes out quite lovely! It’s just a question of deciding which colors you want to appear where.
Let’s take this chart I made created for our example:
We can see from the key that there are 6 colors. Beautiful! But, if we only want to use 2, what can we do?
We could get our own graph paper and copy it over.
Wr could get out a spreadsheet program and replicate it that way.
Or… there’s a really simple way to convert the design. Print it in black and white!
If you want to change it up, it’s easy to see where to make adjustments. For instance, I might make the center of the blue diamond (previously yellow) a white stitch instead of a red one. It’s up to you.