Some of us MATLAB dorks decided to try and figure out how to automatically format a picture to upload to the knitting tool. After balpha gave us a hint, we realized that much of what we were doing was pointless. It turns out that you can upload any picture as long as it is a given size: 442 pixels high by 1190 pixels wide. The knitting tool will do all of the resampling and color quantizing for you.
Regardless, I threw together what I had been working on and put it up on GitHub for anyone interested.
knitwit can pretty closely recreate the results of the knitting tool, with a couple extra options. Given an image like this:
It will automatically resize, pad, and recolor the image, adding the knit pattern:
But you can also turn on a background filling option to get rid of all that white:
Works on me too:
And here's balpha:
Hmmm... I wonder what someone could do with a utility that can quickly and easily generate a whole bunch of knitted images...
You've been knit-rolled!
If only sweaters could be animated.