The other day, Cassandra discovered Stitch Maps.
A new kind of charting, Stitch Maps show you the chart in the "shape" that the final object will take. They describe it like this:
knitting charts drawn without grids so you can see how the fabric flows
Here's an example from their site:
|Here's what Feather & Fan looks like knit up|
|Here's a classic chart for Feather & Fan|
|Here's a Stitch Map for Feather & Fan|
So, it's different and, for whatever reason, it makes more sense to my eyes. Anyone can submit patterns to be "stitch mapped" (written patterns are made into these new charts). If you want access to the Stitch Map library, you must subscribe. There's a basic subscription for personal, non-commerical use and a "pro" subscription for knitwear designers.
Check it out! You may start seeing Stitch Maps associated with our patterns!