knitCompanion is a pattern tracking app for knitters and fibers artists. Our patented* tools make tracking easy so you can enjoy the fabric you are creating, make fewer mistakes, and tackle new techniques. Join the knitCompanion group on Ravelry for ongoing fun KALs and community.
**** Works with any PDF ****
Doesn't require an internet connection so you can knit what you want, anywhere, anytime.
* TRACK your row and progress along the row
* COUNTERS for every project
* LINK to Ravelry & Dropbox
* Supports iOS multi-tasking
* Add NOTES to your pattern
* KEY always visible
* Add VIDEO links to easily learn new techniques
* LINKED COUNTERS
* Add PDF (great for mystery knit-a-longs)
* HANDS FREE with voice commands so you can keep your hands on your knitting.
* MAGIC MARKERS to count, highlight, and color stitches.
* CROP pieces to customize your project.
* JOIN CHARTS or WRITTEN so you have one row marker for the whole row.
* REMINDERS for "at the same time" instructions and repeats so you never miss a step.
With free kCBasics you can create as many projects as you'd like from your pattern library and use any of the thousands of kCDesigns. In-app purchases enable knitCompanion's patented* tools for keeping track. Visit us at knitCompanion.com. We also have a very active Ravelry group (knitCompanion). *Patents 8,506,303 & 8,529,263
* Privacy: https://www.knitcompanion.com/about/privacy-2/
* Links in PDFs are now active. Add video links to your project right from the PDF.
* Streamlined interface for easy switching between modes on iPad.
* New tool-tips and in-app guidance.
Now you can go hands-free! We've added a hands-free option for the one-tap marker. Use voice commands to move your marker, slide your pattern side to side, clear reminders, and acknowledge popups all without putting your knitting down.
Ratings and Reviews
A magical tool
I hardly ever review apps, but this is a special case. I’ve spent years trying to optimize my use of print patterns through magnets, highlighter tape, extensive written notes, and more. This app has been life-changing for me. It has a steep learning curve, and the new version (this one) is even more complex, so I watched tutorials for over an hour before I dove in. (I was also nervous I’d lose modifications on my old patterns if I converted, but they came through fine.)
Some amazing features: add the pattern key, such as translations of cables, to a part of the screen directly under the chart, so you don’t have to keep referring back to another page, or cut up and tape paper pattern pages together. Highlight your row in a chart, color different rows different colors, add pattern notes under the chart that notify you on a given row as to any other special instructions (especially useful for at-the-same-time increase or decrease directions). Make stitch counts appear in the chart for fair isle patterns. Stitch charts together that appear on paper over multiple pages.
This has dramatically improved the speed at which I can knit complex patterns, and also the enjoyment I get from knitting. It’s well worth the modest annual subscription fee. I can’t recommend it enough!
Developer Response ,
Glad to hear you are enjoying the app!
Best way to go paperless
I am in love with this app! I’ve been knitting for close to 30 years in which I’ve amassed a huge collection of digital patterns that I would print and put in a binder. I also would like to give each project its own clipboard. After all these years of hoarding patterns, my wool room is full of paper patterns, binders and, clipboards!
Now with KC I am able to scan hard copy originals into PDF’s and reduce the clutter. It is so much easier having access to whatever projects I’m working on readily available on all of my Apple devices. Example: say I’m knitting a sock ( which I rarely need a pattern for) that is more intricate. Since I always have my phone or tablet with me..I can simply toss the sock into a really small bag and go. The customizable counters are great!
Developer Response ,
Yay! So glad kC is making your knitting easier and your pattern more accessible!
Can’t imagine life without knitCompanion!
knitCompanion is an amazing app that makes knitting from patterns so much easier! I got into it with my first project, and I’ve never knit without it. I never will.
I love the fact that as soon as I logged into the new version, I got credit for the subscriptions I had purchased in the old version, so I’m set for a while now.
I like the new interface. I’m getting used to it, but so far I really love the changes. There’s a lot of power here, so it’s not always completely intuitive, but for the more complicated things like setup of new patterns there are such fabulous FAQs and documentation. And whether you’re new or converting from the old version, be sure to watch the 3 introductory videos available on the knitCompanion site.
Developer Response ,
Happy to hear you are enjoying the app.
- Create2Thrive Inc.
- 34.5 MB
Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2018 Create2Thrive Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- Setup + Essentials $19.99
- Essentials $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.