As a knitter in a modern world, the upside is being able to find many different apps that will help you to make knitting fun and more productive! I thought I’d give an overview of a few of my favorite knitting apps.
Knitting Apps: KnitCompanion
KnitCompanion came out several years ago and I fell in love at the very beginning. I have to say that the creators behind the app truly want to make sure they continue to grow and redefine their product for knitters. When I started using KnitCompanion it was a simple app that I could upload a PDF into and the counters helped me to stay on track in my pattern. With the latest version, not only can you upload PDFs, it will pull them straight from Ravelry. It will set them up with different coloring and mark up tools. There is a KC Basic which is free. This is great if you don’t do a ton of chart knitting but more want a good way to keep track of a written pattern. For a chart heavy pattern I would suggest moving to at least the KC essentials. You can see more about each version on the KnitCompanion website.
Knitting Apps: Ravit
This is a great app for connecting directly to Ravelry. Ravit allows you to see and purchase patterns on the go, update your stash, and even take and edit photos. The one thing I don’t love about Ravelry is that you have to pay to be able to take a photo with your phone directly through the website. You can take the photo and then upload it but it’s an extra step. One of the big things I have a hard time with is remembering to update my projects. The Ravit App makes life easier. I can edit like below and add my stashed yarn easily into my project. When at a store looking for my next project, I can pull up my queue and quickly see what is highest on my list and the materials I need for it.
Knitting Apps: Knit Row Counter
This is by far my favorite row counter app for on the go! Why? Simply because Knit Row Counter is available on the iWatch. So it truly is an easy on the go app. It is rather stripped down in what it does. It only counts up or down. The key to remember is if you need to decrease the count, you need to swipe left or right rather than touching the screen.
Knitting Apps: Crochet and Knit Counter
I love the Crochet and Knit Counter because these developers truly understand that many of us crafters have more than one project going at one time. With this app, you can keep track of multiple projects at one time. You simply add a new project and name it. (So I’m not the best at naming them)