knitCompanion helps you knit more, make fewer mistakes, and tackle new techniques. Mark your row, color and count stitches, reminders, counters, and more. Doesn't require an internet connection so you can knit what you want, anywhere, anytime.

**** Works with any PDF ****

* 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
* Add PDF (great for mystery knit-a-longs)

* CROP pieces to customize your project.
* JOIN CHARTS or WRITTEN so you have one row marker for the whole row.
* MAGIC MARKERS to color, highlight, and count stitches.
* REMINDERS for "at the same time" instructions and repeats so you never miss a step. NOW AVAILABLE FOR CHARTS AND WRITTEN.

With free kCBasics you can create as many projects as you'd like from your library and use any of the hundreds of kCDesigns. In-app purchases enable knitCompanion's patented* tools for keeping track. Visit us at We also have a very active Ravelry group (knitCompanion). *Patents 8,506,303 & 8,529,263

About Essentials and Setup + Essentials in-app purchases:
* Essentials and Setup + Essentials are annual auto-renewing subscriptions.
* Payment will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase.
* Subscriptions automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period.
* Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period.
* Manage your subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal anytime by going to your Account Settings after purchase.
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* Terms of Use:

What’s New

Version 2.1.7

We are always improving! In this update we added the total marked count for Magic and Custom Markers. We also smashed a few bugs.

Go hands-free! We've added a hands-free option for the one-tap marker. Now you can 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

4.8 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

craftyhilary ,

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!

emci13 ,

Please turn off upgrade solicitation upon every launch

Overall this is a good app in need of a real competitor. It does a lot of good things, though iCloud sync or Dropbox sync for projects would be nice so that I can use my iPad screen at home without losing my spot.

What occasioned me to write a negative review is the fact that it seems that every other time I launch this app, I get an annoying dialog reminding me to sign up to one of this app’s in-app subscriptions. I don’t find the upgrade options compelling, but maybe I’m not the knitter that can take advantage of the upgrades. That said it’s really annoying to see these exhortations to upgrade so frequently. Please reduce the frequency, give us an opt out option, or actually enhance both or either tools package to justify a yearly subscription.

There’s a lot that’s good here, but it feels like the app is sitting on its laurels and the constant upgrade reminders are nuisances. If this keeps up, and no competitor appears, I’d rather just go back to paper and stitch counting.

Developer Response ,

Great news! You can sync your projects using Dropbox, Airdrop, or any cloud system, see here:

knitCompanion is constantly maintained, improved, and supported. The upgrade message only appears every 3 days or so, is easy to dismiss, and you can silence it completely by subscribing. We are more comfortable with an occasional request for your support than the alternative of paid ads and all that comes with them. In the end it is only because of support from our subscribers that we can offer a free option and at the same time continue to grow and improve the app.

AymR ,

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.


Setup + Essentials
Enables the Setup and Edit Tools
Free Trial
Enables the Edit Tools
Free Trial


Create2Thrive Inc.
54.8 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Create2Thrive Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Setup + Essentials $14.99
  2. Essentials $9.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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