By Technical Made Easy, LLC
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Create patterns right on your iPad.
Knit Designer is a brand new way to be creative with your knitting. This new tool allows you to create text based patterns and knitting charts. With a user friendly interface and five special knitting keyboards, you will be creating patterns like a pro in no time. Best of all, you can share these patterns right from the app.
Knit Designer makes use of great features like:
- Five (5) Special Knitting Keyboards
- A Chart Designer
- A Text Designer
- Knitting Pattern Preview
- Individual Section Timestamps
- Adjustable Sliders on the Charts for Visual Aid
- Pattern Sharing with Chart Legend
- Your Own Pattern Repository
- A Knitting Abbreviation Index
And much more…
Like other available design apps, this is a good start, and really a bargain considering the cost of software for knitwear design. I do like how the pattern writing of the app is organized, taking you through the first essential steps of determining needle size, gauge, yarn totals needed for the design. As others have mentioned, it would be a great idea to be able to import a picture. I found the keyboards of knitting abbreviations cumbersome to use. I spent more time looking for an abbreviation than just typing it out myself! The chart could also have the capability to be numbered or have more than one chart per design. Hopefully the developers are still working on this app, I think it has potential.
Very good app
I write a lot of patterns and this app is a very good tool. No, it isn't perfect yet but it's darn good, and the people are very responsive.
I saw a review that said if you don't do Facebook or Twitter you can't communicate with them. Absolutely not true! I sent an email and had a very good, helpful reply in a few hours. I believe they are trying to improve this app and address the issues that people tell them about. To me that is the best anyone can ask for.
I design alot of projects that never can be reknitted because I lose the instructions, so I can see how this might help with that, but it is as of Sept, limited.
The chart only lets you design on a 30x30 grid. I would like it to be user generated with what size I need per project, with multiple charts per project. Also I would like a touch based chart system.
It is clunky right now.
When emailing I have to email the written instructions separate from the chart. Combining the two into a seamless pattern seems needed. Also, the chart legend should only show what stitches I used in the pattern, not all of them.
Uploading pictures would be helpful too for project organization and pattern creation.
I look forward to updates, with new features. This has alot of promise, but just lacks function for the price. Right now I am a bit disappointed.