I’ve decided that it’s about time to get myself a grown-up chart maker. But first things first, a little research into my options. One feature that I would want is simply logistical, being able to download the program multiple times on different computers, both Mac and PC. Other things like stitch customization and export options are a little trickier to pin down.
$185 – single timed download
$49.95 – PC only – potentially multiple downloads available
$89.95 – PC only
$44 – multiple downloads PC/Mac
$99 – PC only – multiple downloads (Mac in development)
£60 (~$94) – 2 machines PC/Mac
$85 – PC/Mac
After reading through several Ravelry forums, I think that Stitch Mastery rises to the top, which also happens to be the official charting software of Knitty. I’ll definitely need to spend some quality time with the demos and see how I feel after making some charts and poking around. For now, I’m not intending to use written instruction, which a lot of these programs seem to be able to translate charts into. And I’m mostly looking to use the image of the chart to edit the program in Microsoft Word or something, but that might change in the future, so having options is good.
If you have an opinion let me hear it!