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baldocchi
Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 09/07/2011 :  05:56:03 AM  Show Profile Send baldocchi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm wondering if anyone has come across a good chart making/using app for the iPad. Ideally you would be able to type in text to create a chart. Then display the chart on the iPad, select the row you are currently working on while dimming the rows before and after. Also, it would be great if you could mark the stitch you're on when the phone rings and you're in the middle of a complex and very long row.

Nicole

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lacylaine
Seriously Hooked

USA
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Posted - 09/11/2011 :  9:49:45 PM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That sounds like it would be a complex program to write! Good luck.

Melanie

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Ceil
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Posted - 09/20/2011 :  8:04:25 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Funny....I just went looking on the Apple site for ANY knitting apps. Didn't find any, but I'm sure I was looking in the wrong place. If anyone has a URL to something like that, do tell!

Ceil
(Ravelry: ceilr)
Time is never a factor when joy is involved.
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marjotse
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Posted - 09/20/2011 :  11:57:29 PM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
There is Knitcompanion ( http://www.knitcompanion.com/ ) that helps to keep track where you are. I have not yet completely figured out how to use it but if there is a chart in the pdf you can track it (That much I have been able to do).



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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 09/21/2011 :  04:40:44 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Marjolein, thank you for posting the information about this app! I'm glad that someone has developed a knitting app that's more than just a project/needle organizer, which I don't need. I'm going to download it and play with it, but I'm most interested in what it can do with the patterns I already have. I can't figure out how much the full version costs, though.



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marjotse
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Posted - 09/21/2011 :  10:02:26 AM  Show Profile  Visit marjotse's Homepage Send marjotse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi

The full version (if I remember well) is something around 15$. I try to see whether I can find that information somewhere.....

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noallatin
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286 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2011 :  3:37:40 PM  Show Profile Send noallatin a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vogue knitting has an app (the old Knit Buddy) with counters, a place to make notes and keep pictures of your projects. There is another app that does the math if you are trying to resize a pattern from it's original measurements (TAG?). There is an app that has video on knit basics and some advanced techniques. Another app many knitters on Ravelry are fond of is GoodReader. It is a document reader with annotation capabilities. Many knitters load patterns into GoodReader (there is a short learning curve) and highlight instructions for differing size and use the line tool to keep track of where they are in the pattern.

I think you may have to search the app store but there are some knitting apps out there.
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Grand-moogi
Seriously Hooked

Australia
783 Posts

Posted - 09/21/2011 :  10:27:44 PM  Show Profile Send Grand-moogi a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My daughter uses a simple row counter one. I don't think it was actually meant as a row counter but that is how she uses it. It just shows a number and when you tap it, it goes to the next number.


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Susan LaMontagne
New Pal

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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  02:49:21 AM  Show Profile Send Susan LaMontagne a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The two apps I use most frequently are:
Knitevenly and StichMinder

Unfortunately, for chart work I use 'Highlighter Tape' and a pencil. Anything else is just too complicated for me !
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Jane
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USA
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  03:33:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I use Knit Evenly too, thanks to a tip from Dawn at last year's retreat. Sometimes I can't wrap my head around the math for increases and decreases, and now I don't have to! I also use an app called Simple Count, which works the way Grandmoogi described — just a tap and it counts.

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sward
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  04:59:45 AM  Show Profile  Visit sward's Homepage Send sward a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you go to the App Store which is within the apple site, you can do a search for knitting and come up with Jknit and Knitevenly

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Originally posted by Ceil

Funny....I just went looking on the Apple site for ANY knitting apps. Didn't find any, but I'm sure I was looking in the wrong place. If anyone has a URL to something like that, do tell!

Ceil
(Ravelry: ceilr)
Time is never a factor when joy is involved.



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msusanc
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3 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  05:09:42 AM  Show Profile Send msusanc a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ceil

Funny....I just went looking on the Apple site for ANY knitting apps. Didn't find any, but I'm sure I was looking in the wrong place. If anyone has a URL to something like that, do tell!

Ceil
(Ravelry: ceilr)
Time is never a factor when joy is involved.



On my iPad I have Knitting HD, Knit Evenly, Knit Minder, 123 Knit, Knit Count HD, and Knitting Help. I use Knit Count HD the most, and I love Knitting Help -- it's not yet formatted for iPad, so the screen size is the size of an iPod, but they have all their videos on it so you can watch them offline (good for me because I am in a rural area). There is also a useful app for keeping track of rows, stitches --well anything, really, called TallyPad. I use that a lot. Lion brand also has an app.
Susan

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JoliGee
Chatty Knitter

223 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  05:52:51 AM  Show Profile  Visit JoliGee's Homepage Send JoliGee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I too have put the word “knitting” into the App store search engine and gotten nothing. I was very interested in this thread because of that. I’m goin to try searching by App name now...

http://asiftoknit.blogspot.com/
http://www.examiner.com/x-20649-Newark-Knitting-Examiner
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JoliGee
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  08:04:23 AM  Show Profile  Visit JoliGee's Homepage Send JoliGee a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK-- for those who are searching the App store and coming up empty -- go to the iTunes store instead, and search.

http://asiftoknit.blogspot.com/
http://www.examiner.com/x-20649-Newark-Knitting-Examiner
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achrisvet
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Posted - 09/22/2011 :  08:40:53 AM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
That's odd that you are not finding any, as there are many.

By far the app I use the most is a PDF reader called GoodReader. You can set it up to download patterns from your Ravelry library if you have PDFs there. Then you can annotate on them marking off rows, highlighting, etc. My favorite thing is to use it for charts. I draw a rectangle the same height and a little wider than a chart row. I use it to encase the row I'm working on and just slide it up as I go. I find I hardly use the various knitting apps now, just GoodReader.

Of course you can transfer any patterns on your hard drive also, by doing it when you sync. Or you can use Dropbox. Dropbox is cloud storage. Any file you put in Dropbox on your computer instantly appears in your DB app on the iPad. Or if you install it on two computers, it appears on the other. You can set up GoodReader to download any files you have in DB.

To get DropBox, follow this link:

http://db.tt/4tCvstd

and you will get an extra 250 MB free space that you won't get by going there directly.

I use it to move files between my work and home computers. You can set up folders to share with someone else, so I use it to share folders with colleagues.
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FiberFevered
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USA
9 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  11:09:47 AM  Show Profile Send FiberFevered a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love the tip about GoodReader. Sometimes the most general app.s are the best. For techniques and how-to's, I love YouTube because spots on there are widely rated and the best are easy to distinguish from the less useful. Also, real pro.s show techniques on YouTube -- from Lily Chin to Lucy Neatby to Cat Bordhi, and on and on. It's like taking a class in small bites, for free, and you can get it just exactly when you need it. I have bookmarked my top 12 as "Favorites."

Two actual apps that I like are StitchMinder and KizmetStitches (KizStitch). The latter is a basic stitch dictionary. StitchMinder keeps track of rows completed, pattern row, pattern repeats, and increase rows and thus is good for complex patterns.

FiberFevered
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yashiecat
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3 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  11:49:13 AM  Show Profile  Visit yashiecat's Homepage Send yashiecat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The app Zite is great. You create your own magazine. Tell it you want Knitting as one of your Sections and you get great knitting information; things that appear on blogs or in newspapers.

This is the best App of iPad that anyone has suggested to me.
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Gibson Girl
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USA
151 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2011 :  3:09:43 PM  Show Profile  Visit Gibson Girl's Homepage Send Gibson Girl a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I've been holding off on buying an IPad but after struggling with a lacy sweater pattern (frogged many times until I discovered 2 TINY dropped stitchs - size 2 needles) I may break down. The chart, from Rowan, is a joke! I've enlarged it X6 and it's still almost illegible. I've had to create my own verson with color coding, etc. The cost of an IPad is worth alleviating the agravation!
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minh
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USA
3469 Posts

Posted - 05/08/2012 :  7:08:16 PM  Show Profile  Visit minh's Homepage Send minh a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm with yashiecat, I *love* Zite. I have sections for knitting, travel, cooking, and science.

The app allows you to get information on what you're interested in, without having to read all the fluff or depressing news that you have on websites. It also learns from the articles you read -- you click to say you were interested in this article or not and it will use this to find more articles of that type or not. It's a free app but I would have gladly paid for it.

http://minkyknits.blogspot.com
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Lanea
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  04:54:14 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm so excited that this thread has been revived. I finally ordered an ipad after hemming and hawing for ages, and I'm looking forward to using it for two humble things: knitting and recipes. Any new knitting apps worth checking out?

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BlueStocking
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USA
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Posted - 05/09/2012 :  05:34:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit BlueStocking's Homepage Send BlueStocking a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yay, Lanea! Congratulations!

Minh, I LOVE Zite, too. I use it in conjunction with Pocket ... You can save articles from any of the news apps, or just online, in Pocket and read them later off line (I think Pocket used to be called ReadItLater of something like that, in case Pocket doesn't come up in a search). I also like the Flipboard app, but Zite is my Fave.

Amy, I use Pocket to save recipes out of the news apps and online. It's great because you can create tags to organize things into different sections / topics.

I'm with Anita, too. Love GoogleReader. I have KnitCompanion, too, but don't use it much. Granted, I haven't done the tutorial and might use it more if I had, but it's a lot more fiddly than GoogleReader.

I also like the Kindle and Nook apps.




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