So, here's the skinny: I've done some fair isle before, but never any intarsia. I decided that I want to knit a tiny (we're talking 4.5 inches across, 3.5 inches long) sweater for the office mascot, Chuckie the bear, with the company's logo knitted into it.
I came up with this basic chart, using a knitting graph paper program, but am having trouble making the intarsia look good, between the joins (have been twisiting the yarns together), the places where the new color starts significantly far away from where it was in the last row, and the places with big gaps between color in each row.
Adjusted chart (too many stitches on original for the small size of the sweater. Bold lines indicate each stitch):
Also, the logo is looking pretty squat and not round like it should when knit...I thought knitting graph paper made it so it would have the correct shape of the stitches, and make things come out correctly?
Any tips you guys can give me would be great!