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knitCompanion helps you knit faster, make fewer mistakes, and tackle more techniques. With knitCompanion you focus on your knitting instead of spending time tracking rows, stitches, counters, and “at the same time" instructions.

***** Endorsed by and The Knitter *****
***** A Can't Live Without App -- USA Today *****

* KEYS always in front of you
* LINK CHARTS so you have one row marker for the whole row. Plus lots of tools to manage wide charts and keep your place.
* MAGIC MARKERS to find like stitches and then color, highlight, and count them.
* REMINDERS for "at the same time" instructions so you never miss a step.
* INVERTED MARKERS are easy on the eye and make color-coded/colorwork charts a breeze.
* APPEND clues for Mystery KALs.
* Also helps cross stitch, beading, weaving, crochet and more.

With free knitCompanion you can QuickStart as many patterns from your library as you'd like and use hundreds of kCDesigns. In-app purchase options provide access to knitCompanion's patented* tools for keeping track. Visit us at to learn more about knitCompanion. We also have a very active Ravelry group (knitCompanion).

*Patents 8,506,303 & 8,529,263

What's New in Version 3.8.1

* Fix for some Ravelry libraries having blank entries
* Bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Abysmal help function spoils everything.

I hate this app. And the thing I hate about it most is that it could be so great. Imagine being able to take your patterns with you everywhere without having to mess with any paper, tracking your way through complex charts as you annotate your progress right on the chart, color coding your patterns, embedding annotations. It should be great. but it is almost impossible to find an answer to a question. The process of setting up a project is complex and the only help is a bare-bones user manual that I have never found useful and un-indexed tutorial videos that start with a great deal of useless information, or information that you don't need to hear 15 times as you try to find a place where your question might be answered. Most of the time, it isn't. I have spent more time trying to set up projects that I have knitting, especially when it comes to charts. Also I find the app unstable. One of the tutorial videos, which I think might have one of my answers on it, only plays for two seconds and then shuts off. I have been working with this Knit Companion software for a year. I keep hoping it will eventually come through, but I just get more and more frustrated. If a competitor comes along I will be gone in a minute.

Dream tool

KC has revolutionized knitting tools. There is so much to it and more always coming along. I use it along with the sister app PatternGenius. It has so many options to use while at the same time equally as helpful without using them all. It can be learned as you go. The KnitCompanion website is full of help as well as the Ravelry group.
There is a minimum yearly subscription that covers the basic costs of developing, maintaining the app and keeping up with system changes. Of course the ads disappear with the subscription but will return when it runs out. The actual work is generously volunteered. I think it is the most reasonable and most valuable of all my subscriptions.

Reliable and well supported

I've used this app for years now. It keeps getting better. It can be used pretty simply or its' powerful tools can be used to tame very complicated patterns. In app help, video tutorials, online reference materials are all very clear to help learn how to individualize screens to show just what makes the most sense the way I knit. This app has made knitting much less frustrating and I hope that I never have to go back to papers, highlighters, magnets or any of the many old things I used to to try to keep track of a pattern!

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.8.1
  • Size: 166 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. kC Bundle (1yr)$12.99
  2. Magic Markers (1yr)$4.99
  3. Setup (1yr)$9.99