I’m curious to know how many people know of and/or use the Knit Pro pattern generator site? Or something similar…
For those who aren’t aware, the site provides a quick and easy way to create a knitting/needlepoint/cross stitch/crochet pattern by uploading an image. At the moment, the site will scale the image to fit into one of 3 different size grids and will also take into account the size of the stitch you’re using when building the pattern grid.
There are some limitations though, for example you can’t edit the pattern after it’s been generated and the number of colors included in the pattern can be quite a lot depending on the color depth of the uploaded image.
So why am I posting about this? Well, I’m considering taking these pattern generation capabilities a bit further on a new site. But before I do, I’d like to understand how many people find this type of pattern generation useful. I’d also like to understand what types of new features people would find useful in an online pattern generator.
For example, would it be helpful if you could:
[li]manipulate the colors in each individual grid cell
[/li][li]dynamically change the number of colors used in the pattern
[/li][li]create a text description of the pattern along with the image grid
[/li][li]add/change the stitches directly on the pattern grid
I’m just trying to get an idea if I should continue to invest my time in this or not. Your feedback is GREATLY appreciated.
Thanks in advance.