Guest Blog Post: Workshop With Cookie A: Intuitive Chart-ReadingBy Alex Capshaw-Taylor / Charts, Designing Patterns, Guest Posts / March 8, 2011 / No Comments
Guest blogger Alex Capshaw-Taylor attended world-famous sock-designer Cookie A.’s workshop, and, in a three-part guest blog series, shares with us her biggest takeaways. Here, what she learned about intuitively reading knitting charts.Read Post »
Guest Blog Post: KnitCompanion: A Great App for Following ChartsBy Sally Holt – Creator of knitCompanion / Charts, Guest Posts, Recommended Resources / November 28, 2020 / No Comments
We are thrilled to have Sally Holt with us as a guest blogger to tell us about her amazing app knitCompanion – a sophisticated, portable tool that allows you to keep track of where you are in your pattern as you knit. It also features voice controls, chart recognition, and the ability to play KnitFreedom videos from within the app.Read Post »
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We are thrilled to have knitCompanion creator Sally Holt here to tell you about her amazing app! In this demonstration video, she will take you through the main features of this sophisticated tool using a pattern from KnitFreedom as her example.
Recommended App: knitCompanion by Create 2 Thrive
KnitCompanion is a pattern-tracking app for knitters and fiber artists, which is designed to help you keep track of where you are in the pattern as you knit.
Even if you put your knitting down mid-row, the app can mark precisely the point where you stopped.
KnitCompanion also helps you keep important reference material at your fingertips. You can easily pull up the key while you’re knitting, even if it’s on a different page, and you can flip pages of the pattern within the app without ever losing your place.
You can even link your favorite video tutorials for tricky stitches right into the app, so you can watch them in the app while you work the stitch!
Recommended Book: A Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker is the most creative mind of the century when it comes to inventing stitch patterns and designs.
Any of her four Knitting Pattern Treasuries are a worthwhile investment for when you are designing something on your own.