So you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level, raise the bar, go high tech? Do we have the answer for you!
Software designed for the knitter, enabling you to make up your own patterns and designs without fiddling with all that fussy math.
Here are some I’ve found:
Knitware - Knitting and crochet pattern design software for hand knitters, machine knitters, and crocheters
Here’s a Random Stripe Generator, from Biscuits and Jam, it generates random stripe patterns for knitting sweaters, scarves, blankets, etc. It’ll give you an idea of what the finished sweater will look like, but it still leaves some unpredictability to the stripe pattern.
Of course, there’s the ever popular, Sweater Wizard. This program generates schematics and text directions for sweaters customized to the knitter’s specifications. Sweaters may be charted for flat or round knitting, using any gauge.
Knitware has a free trial. This program designs for hand and machine knitters as well as crocheters.
Swatch Wizard calculates your rows and stitches to give you an accurate guage. It will NOT, however, knit your swatch for you
The Sole Solution provides hundreds of sock patterns for the price of about 5-6 individual patterns.
DesignaKnit touts itself as being professional design software. Complete with lace and cable modules, this looks to be for machine knitters.
And last but not least, at Woodland Woolworks you can find Sock Wizard, Stitch and Motif Maker, Sweater Wizard and Print a Grid.
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