Today’s segments include: noteworthy, drafting, fully drafted, and iPad musings. Let’s knit together!
March personal sock yarn club prize
Events! I’ll be at Pittsburgh Knit and Crochet tomorrow, Stitch your art out retreat April 5-7, Spring Fling April 18-21, and Maryland Sheep and Wool May 4th!
Pretty Thing by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee knit on size 4/3.5mm signature circular needle in Tempted Prissy Grll colorway . Yarn held double.
Vanilla socks in Vesper Intergalactic, on size 1/2.25mm signature needles
Heartbreakingly Cute Pilot Cap by Cristina Bernardi Shiffman knit in Highland Handmades Sugar Maple sock colorway Prism on size 3 signature circular. for Gail Zucker SSK KAL.
Pinus Silvestris socks by Hunter Hammersen, knit on addi lace turbo (not sure what size)
Riding on the Metro Socks by Wendy Johnson, knit in Plucky knitter MCN fingering colorway Burgundy Bets, on size 1/2.25mm signature needles.
This brings me to my iPad musings today with a focus on Knit Companion. Knit Companion is an app I purchased for about $15. It converts pdfs into patterns that are very usable on the iPad. I attended a Webinar showing set up for Pretty Thing KAL that is happening now in the Knit Companion group. Unfortunately that pattern is a paid pattern so I can’t show you with that, but I will show you the set up for a free pattern, Haruni, and then explain a few things that I didn’t know about Knit Companion that I learned through the Webinar.
1. If you touch the button that looks like adobe, you can see the full pdf
2. You can test if you cropped your chart correctly by using the single stitch feature under markers
3. In the settings, you can set the even and odd rows to black, and then the row you are currently working will be white. Visually this is easier to see than highlighting the current row in a color
4. You can add notes and audio to certain rows directly in the chart. This will remind you of when you need to do something different in a row.
5. You can add stitch markers and lifelines to the chart so you know where they are in your knitting.
#3 & #4 are really useful things that I didn’t know before! I’m glad there was the free webinar for me to learn more of the features of Knit Companion. It is a very handy app.
There will be another webinar in a few weeks to convert the Pretty Thing Cowl into a pattern for fingerless mitts. I’m pretty excited to learn even more things about Knit Companion.
Wherever you travel, bring your knitting along, and engage your creative process!