A growing Knitter’s stitch dictionary. Currently, this knitting app has three main sections: Categories, Favorites, Search, and Abbreviations with over 300+ stitch types!
Please note an initial internet connection is required to cache the images of the stitches. Because of the large number of stitches available, it may take awhile to load all of the images depending on the speed of your internet connection.
Categories: Stitches are currently organized by 12 categories:
New this Month: A list of all the latest stitches added.
Favorites: This list of stitch types is created by you! At each stitch’s details page, there is an option to add that stitch to your favorites list. Add as many stitch types as you want, and delete any stitch types at any time by tapping on the star again in the stitch's details page you want to remove. If a stitch has a green star, it means it is included in your favorites list.
Search: Currently you can search by keywords, or a combination of keywords and categories. The keywords you type will search not only through the stitch type names, but also their description and instructions. Example searches include:
Example 1: Search in Keywords: ‘Mul of 4 sts’ and the results will include all stitch types that have a multiple of 4 stitches in their instructions.
Example 2: Search in keywords and categories: Leave both areas blank! The results will show all stitch types currently included in the app.
Abbreviations: Search bar included at the top for ease of use. When you find the abbreviation you need, click on it in the list and another page will open with its explanation.
Updated Home page, updates section. Minor graphics
Ratings and Reviews
Very Nice Stitch Dictionary
Well designed. I’ve been collecting stitch dictionaries for almost 50 years and that collection really took off after I saw my first Japanese stitch book and realized all I had to do to in order to work those gorgeous stitches was to drop my stubborn refusal to learn how to read charts. But none of those dictionaries are useful away from home.
When I’m out, I always have a basic two-at-a-time toe-up sock project in my bag that usually morphs into “design as you go” and that’s when this app is most useful.I can always count on finding a suitable stitch pattern that I easily convert to circular knitting & the necessary stitch count.
And since both written and charted instructions are given, I think this is a fine way for those knitters accustomed to written patterns to teach themselves how to use charts. To be able to see a line of text transformed visually with one glance can be liberating especially for those of us who are getting older and find once clear abbreviations can get harder to work with.
Can’t find my original review. This is an update
Now that the app opens on my ipad & my iphone I’m impressed. When I posted my first review, nothing was coming up. After an update the app started working. Most definitely worth the 1.99. Nice selection of patterns available. Along with instruction on the various stitches there is a row counter. Nice touch. A stitch counter is included as well. Not sure what purpose this serves so if developer reads my updated review, would appreciate an explanation.
A big thanks to Theresa for answering my question about the stitch counter. Shows her dedication to keeping this app updated. I first downloaded the paid version and when I was having problems also downloaded the free version. It didn’t work either, but Theresa explained that she was working on the update so that may have been my problem. The free version has been deleted. Thanks again for your reply
Developer Response ,
The reason for the stitch counter is selfish :) - I have three kids and am constantly distracted. If I am in the middle of casting on for a sweater or other large project, or in the middle of a long stockinette row and have no markers nearby, I use it as a placeholder of sorts. By the time I am usually able to come back to the project, it keeps me from spending additional time recounting where I am.
Also, your original review was posted under the free preview app.
Greatest knitting app
I absolutely love this app! It has great photos of an amazing variety of swatches. Everything is neatly organized and easy to follow. I highly recommend it to a new knitter or an advanced one. It has an easy access and you don't have to leaf through books looking for what catches our eye. There are always new swatches and just looking at them makes me want to start a new project.
I love the fact that it counts your rows so you don't need to write down your progress. Easy and fun!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.