Sunday, January 23, 2011

Row Counters, there's an App for That.

We have all used various methods of stitch or row counting, tick marks on a piece of paper, the little round ones that fit on our needle so we don't lose them but somehow we do. Square ones that look a little like a pedometer that are digital. But now there's an app for that too!

It is call KnitCounter by Cordless Dog and it is for iPhone and iPad, there is a lite (free) version, and a paid version for $3.99, I went for the lite version and it works just fine. The cool thing is that you can have multiple counters set up for different projects. You have your row repeats, your pattern repeats and even a frog counter. There are also increase and decrease alerts, as well as provide project information. Now the different between th lite and the paid version is that the lite only allow you to input one project at a time, while the paid version allows you to have multiple projects at the same time.

You can read more about the Knitcounter Here.

Another product from Cordless Dog is the Convert Knit, it is a small app that provides conversion information for needle size, gauge, unit conversion and my favorite, yarn weight conversion. The conversion are for US, UK, Japan, and metric. And you can read more about this fun little app at the Cordless Dog website. here

Both apps are for iPhone and iPad, I have not been able to find it for the Droid. But, hopefully that will be along soon.

In knitting news that directly involves fiber, I managed to finish two hats yesterday, so I now have two hat and scarf sets plus one extra hat to be shipped out to family and have cast on a new hat for a co-worker, I hope to have that one finished today. It is my first attempt at a newsboy style hat with a brim so wish me luck.

2 comments:

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Have you tried iKnit Needle Sizer? It is a handy reference to check your needles for size. It might have been a buck, can't remember.

Knitwit said...

I've heard there is a counting app for the Droid but the phone tends to go into sleep mode too fast so I think my post-it note method would be easier.