Nah, not a genious :aww: but you're so sweet to say it!
I actually owned Sweater Wizard for a couple of years before getting up the courage to play around with it. The first time I opened it, I totally "didn't get it". I thought, 'well that was another waste of money, darn it'...
But a couple years later, I had all of this girlie stash I wanted to use for my DGD's. (thanks, Ebay) I just COULD NOT find a pattern. Being a "follow-the-pattern" kind of gal...I was really stuck. At this rate, the girls would be in college!
So I tried out the Sweater Wizard again, and for some reason...a lightbulb went on! It was so much easier than I thought.
Here's what I didn't understand. BEFORE going to see the Wizard :teehee: you must FIRST select a pattern stitch and needle size and KNIT a 4"x4" swatch. With your swatch in hand, you knock on the Wizard's door!
The Wizard will guide you through all the remaining aspects of building a sweater pattern. It's that easy!
I think the REAL GENIOUS are people who design software like the Sweater Wizard, and Designers who publish all of these fantabulous designs we're seeing today! It is soooo way better than my grandmother's knitting days!
Although I understand that those designs are now called VINTAGE, and the 20 yr olds are into VINTAGE! That's ok. They'll look beautifully VOGUE in their VINTAGE designs...I'd just look old!