Knitting Buddy is an all-in-one knitting and crochet project tracker that allows you to track multiple knitting or crochet projects. Knitting Buddy has a row counter, repeat counter, project timer, notes pages, and it even displays your knitting pattern on the row counter page! In addition to tracking projects, the app allows you to track your needles, hooks, and your yarn stash.
Knitting Buddy isn't your standard knitting row counter -- it is a true knitting and crochet project tracker. Here are more details about the features of Knitting Buddy:
MULTIPLE PROJECT SUPPORT: No limit to the number of knitting or crochet projects that you can track. Each project has individualized settings.
ROW COUNTER: Track the current row of your knitting or crochet project. The row numbers are displayed nice and big on the main page. Increase (or decrease) the row number by pushing on an actual "button" on a knit background.
REPEAT COUNTER: Track the current repeat row, and optionally link the repeat counter to the row counter. You can specify the number of repeat rows on the project settings page.
DISPLAY PATTERN: Take a screen shot of your knitting pattern and display it on the main project page. This feature is super handy as it eliminates the need to switch between applications or to carry a paper copy of your pattern.
NEEDLE/HOOK TRACKER / LOG: Track all of your knitting needles. The log displays US, metric, and UK sizes, and allows you to track needle length, material, type, and whether or not the needle is in use.
PROJECT TIMER: Ever wonder how long it actually takes to complete a knitting or crochet project? Use the project timer to track the time it takes to complete each project. Each project has an individual timer that must be manually started/stopped.
NOTES PAGE: Track all of the project's notes, such as yarn, yarn weight, needles, gauge, and other notes. Please email the developer if you have additional items that you would like to track!
PROJECT SETTINGS: Completely customize your Knitting Buddy experience. The screen can be tailored to according to your preferences, such as showing or hiding features such as repeat rows, knitting pattern, project timer, and project progress.
TRACK PROGRESS: Set the total number of rows for your knitting project, and Knitting Buddy will track your percent complete.
KNITTING NEEDLE AND CROCHET HOOK SIZE CHARTS: Convert needle sizes between metric, U.S. sizes, and U.K. sizes and crochet hooks between metric, numeric, and letter.
YARN CHARTS: Helpful data to convert different sizes of yarn.
SOCK CHARTS: Common foot sixes for men, women, and children!
Knitting Buddy is now on Ravelry - become one of Knitting Buddy's Buddies at: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/knitting-buddys-buddies
New app icon, improved responsiveness on the project page, reduced file size of stored images, other minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
I'm mixed on this app. I love the concept and the charts included. I am just learning and this seems very helpful. I think a few things would really improve the app overall. First, pictures! I want to keep track of my projects and what they look like; even after I send them away as presents. Better organization and input for your hooks and yarn. I would love to be able to scan the barcode to bring these up. Also, if there is no barcode being able to put a picture of the yarn or hook would be helpful!
Timer not accurate— very dissatisfied
I’ve been using the app for about a year now and loved it at first because it would time how long it took me to make a project. However I recently started looking at the timer since I’m working on a project for a client and I realized it keeps deleting time. When I closed the app last night, it said I had done exactly 7 hours of work. I open it today and it says 6 hours and 29 minutes. This is not the first time it’s done that, but this is the first time it matters. Will be deleting the app since it doesn’t perform it’s intended function
The concept is good. Execution is lacking. Why do I have the option to mark a project as complete when I'm adding it but not after I start working on (and then finish) it?
Pictures of patterns are uploaded at a microscopic size so I have to zoom a ridiculous amount to see the pattern.
On the iPhone, if you're doing a pattern row repeat, you can't see the row count once you get into double digits.
I like the idea but this definitely isn't the end all be all. I'm glad I didn't pay for it!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.