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« on: July 25, 2004 04:39:34 PM »

Does anyone have any patterns based on "Star Wars"?  I found a few fairisle ones (stormtrooper helmet, R2-D2, ATST, ATAT--I'm sure a few of you have found the same ones), but nothing along the lines of an Imperial insignia.  I'm not cool enough to design it myself at the moment.
The Imperial insignia is really what I'm after, although I'd like to see more, if anyone had come up with any.
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« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2004 07:28:38 AM »

i havent seen any - not that ive looked- but making achart isn't too hard and you can get it any size you need. There are a few easy ways to make a chart from an image. You can get blank knitters graph paper (the squares aren't square they're adjusted so that they are wider than they are high - just like knitting stitches). If you have a paper copy of you image you could print the grph on to a transparency and then just fill it hte squares with markers. Or do it on the computer using a paint program with the graph paper as a layer. I guess that requires some knowledge of the program. i also saw someone else on here who had the idea of using the picture as background in excell and filling in the fields with colours - you would have to adgust the proportions of the spreadsheet first. hope that helps if you decide to make your own chart. Otherwise try ebay or thrift stores for old pattern books - try from the early eighties - you might find some kids sweaters or something
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2004 08:52:03 AM »

Hmm, not sure why, but I just made up the intarsia charts for the rebel and imperial insignias, they're available as a pdf here
Here's what I did:
1) googled 'star wars imperial logo' and found images
2) used image as background in excel worksheet
3) set cell sizes to be the right proportion for knit stitches
4) colored cells over background images

You can do this for any picture.
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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2004 09:04:41 AM »

If I havent' already said it before (and I know that I have  Kiss), Melidomi is my hero! Now I know that to make for my husband for our anniversary . . . he buys me a Burberry bag, I knit him an Imperial hat. Win, win situation.

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2004 09:16:19 AM »

Ahhhh, that's why I did it!  For the adulation Grin  Plus, it was better than working Tongue

By the way, I was surprised to find out that the cool insignia that I always thought was imperial is actually the rebel one.  And the dumber one that looks like the Death Star is the imperial one.  Duh. 
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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2004 09:29:16 AM »

These are great, melidomi!   Grin

I was having trouble figuring out how to cubize the Imperial logo--it's so round and spokey. Yay you!!
It's for my husband, too.   Cheesy  I was thinking a scarf, with a TIE Interceptor on one end and the Imperial logo on the other.  I've never done intarsia before though (I'm about to start the Skully Sweater in "SnB"), so they might end up on the sleeves of a sweater, depending on how intarsia looks on the back.  Oh, duh, or double over on the scarf, like I did for the Harry Potter one I made.  I look forward to getting started (when the WIP pile thins out a bit, hehe).
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« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2004 10:22:11 AM »

Yeah, colorwork is typically not too pretty on the back.  I think I would double it over - or how about this: you could make one of those scarves with pockets on the ends, and have the intarsia bits on the pockets. 

Oh, by the way, when I made the charts up for both symbols, I did the left half (by filling in) and then I mirrored it for the right half.  I originally tried just drawing over for the whole thing, but it didn't end up symmetric (possibly because the grid wasn't perfectly centered over the picture?) , and it looked wierd.  I also made the grid pretty small so that there would be enough detail captured.
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2004 02:38:01 PM »

i can't say i've ever looked into excel farther than updating zipcodes, so may i ask how to color individual cells?  thanks.
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2004 08:13:32 AM »

select the cell or cells you want to color then go to Format->cells  then click on Patterns and select your color of choice. 

If you don't do anything else in between, you can then select other cells and do the cmd-y thing to repeat the formatting.


also to change the cell size - do a select all, then change the width or height of one of the cells in the selected area (by dragging the border in the bar on the top/side of the worksheet) and it will propogate to all cells in the selected area.
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« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2004 01:20:15 PM »

thanks.  by george i have it.
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