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Online knitting pattern generator for Mac users?
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May 25, 2013 09:40:04   #
judbert
 
There are many knitting generator applications available for Windows and mobile devices (even iPads & iPhones), but I can't find anything for my desktop iMac.

I know this subject has been discussed before, but hope springs eternal that there's something new out there.

Thank you for any help you KPers have to offer!
--Judy
 
May 25, 2013 09:43:12   #
plstahl
 
I have an iMac and would also be curious to know this.
May 25, 2013 09:43:15   #
Judyh
 
I will be watching for answers to your question!
May 25, 2013 09:46:48   #
Pumpkin007
 
I will watch this too, I have a MacBook.
May 26, 2013 08:02:49   #
rosw
 
I am also an Apple girl. Wll watch with interest.
May 26, 2013 08:53:33   #
Yeye
 
Me too, I have a Mac OS X
 
May 26, 2013 12:29:00   #
Karzie
 
I'm another Apple lover who will be watching and waiting...
May 26, 2013 12:38:44   #
generosa
 
For designing knitted and sewing garments for adults and children on a Mac go to Garment Designer - I've used it for years (since 2001) on my Mac to design knitted garments for myself. It is also available for PC users. The owners are two women who are very knowledgeable about the design process and very helpful by phone or e-mail. Go to their web site http://www.cochenille.com/garm.html#feature

The software you purchase is rather expensive - $249 - but well worth it if you want to design your own garments. You design garments based on the measurements/sizes you need, get a printout with detailed instructions, etc.
May 26, 2013 12:59:47   #
judbert
 
generosa wrote:
For designing knitted and sewing garments for adults and children on a Mac go to Garment Designer - I've used it for years (since 2001) on my Mac to design knitted garments for myself. It is also available for PC users. The owners are two women who are very knowledgeable about the design process and very helpful by phone or e-mail. Go to their web site http://www.cochenille.com/garm.html#feature

The software you purchase is rather expensive - $249 - but well worth it if you want to design your own garments. You design garments based on the measurements/sizes you need, get a printout with detailed instructions, etc.
For designing knitted and sewing garments for adul... (show quote)


Thank you for your reply! I'm glad to know that there's something out there, but sadly, the cost exceeds my budget--by about $239. :-D Maybe someday...
May 26, 2013 21:47:50   #
mzmom1 (a regular here)
 
Intwined Pattern Studio Software $28.60

http://www.knitpicks.com/search.html?q=Software&dispatch=pages.view%26page_id%3D423

I inquired about this for Mac and they said that it works with Mac OS up through 10.8 Mountain Lion.
May 26, 2013 22:28:36   #
judbert
 
mzmom1 wrote:
Intwined Pattern Studio Software $28.60

http://www.knitpicks.com/search.html?q=Software&dispatch=pages.view%26page_id%3D423

I inquired about this for Mac and they said that it works with Mac OS up through 10.8 Mountain Lion.


Thank you, MZMom--I so appreciate your research on the topic. Have you used this software, and if so, what do you think of it?
--Judy
 
May 27, 2013 12:58:33   #
mzmom1 (a regular here)
 
judbert wrote:
Thank you, MZMom--I so appreciate your research on the topic. Have you used this software, and if so, what do you think of it?
--Judy


No I haven't used it. I had seen a post about it and wrote to KnitPicks to see if it would work with my OS, which it does. If I wanted software right now I wouldn't hesitate to try it because KnitPicks stands behind their sales, I'm sure they would give you a refund if it didn't work correctly.
May 27, 2013 18:35:50   #
judbert
 
mzmom1 wrote:
No I haven't used it. I had seen a post about it and wrote to KnitPicks to see if it would work with my OS, which it does. If I wanted software right now I wouldn't hesitate to try it because KnitPicks stands behind their sales, I'm sure they would give you a refund if it didn't work correctly.


Thanks again, MZMom! I've since heard from another KPer that what I really need is "Sweater Wizard." Unfortunately this software may not be Mac compatible, and on top of that, it's no longer available--even on eBay! :-(

So until something else comes along, I'm just going to have to depend upon the kindness of strangers to help with my knitting. :-D


Thanks again,
Judy
 
          
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