Pacman and Ghost: Intarsia charts
2005-07-28, 1:05 a.m.
I really do love my partner. That's why I'm setting aside my long-term hatred of hats to knit a Pacman beanie.
Which is why I charted these two designs in Photoshop (loving CS2!) earlier tonight. Feel free to take them for your own use. They are designed to go over 20 stitches and are hat sized but would probably look really cute on the sleeves of a sweater, too. Or a bag.
I would also recommend whipping out the yarn needle afterwards and doing a few touch-ups because, to be honest, I hate intarsia so I tried to make these as simple as possible. I don't mind sewing afterwards to fix things up.
I used this article from Knitty, with a few modifications. At the end, I made everything one layer (apple e), then multiplied the final width (200 pixels) by 1.25, which gave me 250. Then in "Image size", I unchecked the "constrain proportions" box and changed the width of the whole image to 250 while keeping the height a constant. I did this because knitting is slightly wider than it is tall so I wanted to make sure it looked ok wider. If your design looks fine after you do that bit of math, you know you're good to go.
Anyway, Pacman and the red ghost. Because I'm a sucker and I'm getting a newspaper from the Philippines:
To make these easier on the eyes, I recommend blowing them up to at least 200%, but they are GIF files so they should be clear at that resolution.