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Knit Handy

By F+W Media, Inc.

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


Knit Handy helps you quickly determine exactly how much yarn you need for your next knitting project. Ann Budd, expert knitter, has transformed her successful Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements (Interweave) into the perfect app for knitters of all skill levels. This visual tool explores the yardage requirements for eight of the most popular knitted items: sweaters, vests, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, tama, and hats. Knit Handy shows all sizes ranging from baby or toddler to large adult, and for multiple gauges from fine to bulk yarns. You’ll want this app any time you’re buying yarn—always! It’s the best go-everywhere accessory for knitters. Download today.


At Interweave, we want to make sure our applications enhance your crafting experience. Our expert, helpful customer service team is always standing by to answer your questions, help you with any technical issues, and hear your suggestions for making our applications even better.

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What's New in Version 1.1

Minor bug fixes.
Fixed an issue with some incorrect project results.

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Customer Reviews

Not enough.

I've been searching for an app that would calculate projects and thought this was the answer. It does help with very basic projects in a VERY basic way (scarves, mitts, hats, etc.), but I was surprised to find that it doesn't include common projects like blankets, doesn't let you enter your own sizes into the calculator, doesn't separate projects by sex (e.g. Men's gloves - which would help with size), and the list goes on. For a company as well-known as Interweave to create such a limited resource is perplexing. After all, they should know what knitters need. This seems like it was designed by someone who has never touched yarn. In addition, there is NO feedback mechanism in the app or way to request enhancements. Altogether a disappointment. After purchasing this I found a better project calculator on the web. Oh well...

Great range of projects and sizes!

Just purchased, and I'm very pleased! Other reviewers are wrong — I don't know what size ranges they were looking for — but my guess is that the app works for sizes up to a woman's 2X or a man's XL. I typically wear an extra-large in sweaters, and only need a 48-inch sweater for 4 inches of ease. The app will calculate yardage for sweaters up to a 52-inch chest measurement. Other projects include scarves, socks, gloves, mittens, vests and hats. Also includes typical gauge for different weights of yarn. Very helpful!

Handier than the tri-fold paper version

Well worth the small price. Essential reference for knitters needing to calculate yardage or who cannot remember which needles are needed for which size of yarn.

Provides standard weights for yarns with recommended needle size and stitches per inch. Can be set to metric measures in centimeters/ meters or inches/yards.

Recommends required yardage for several project types using chest size and gauge for the calculation.

Knit Handy
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  • $0.99
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 10.7 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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