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Aug 17, 2019 08:32:20   #
Igor'sJoy (a regular here)
 
Featherstitcher wrote:
Knit Companion- the app. Works great.


This is what I use, and I really like it!
 
Aug 17, 2019 09:00:41   #
Bonell
 
Featherstitcher, what is the cost of a subscription for Knit companion?
Aug 17, 2019 09:16:03   #
connie254
 
Ravelry does have an app-at least it did at some point because I have it on my iPhone. I have all my yarn and patterns there in my queue, and what isn't associated I was in the same predicament 2-1/2 years ago. Had most linked in my queue but I was lazy when I bought yarn and often didn't match up the pattern, plus the yarn was in various totes, bags, boxes. So on New Years, I printed out my queue, placed it off to the side. Got a bunch of index cards. Took out a tote at a time, identified all the yarn inside with brand/color/amount. Made up two index cards with the info. Matched what I could to the printed list that already had the yarn associated with it and wrote the number of it from my queue next to the yarn on both cards. Did that to all the totes and larger boxes. Figured out what was left and matched the yarn with the patterns left in the queue. Thankfully most matched. I then went on y desktop and searched for patterns for the remaining yarn and/or put in "the stash" area of Ravelry. Taped one index card to the top of each tote and gave each tote a giant letter. Went through the queue once more and printed out each pattern as backup and also because I like to knit off a printed pattern. Took me probably 5-6 hours, and too much ink. Put all those patterns in order. Should've stopped buying yarn then and there, but now I am OCD about repeating the process when I buy more, and not later. Only one group of yarn hasn't matched to a pattern out of what was then 115 combinations.
Aug 17, 2019 09:24:46   #
ps802
 
44gram wrote:
GoodReader takes all PDF’s.


I will try Good REader. I have Knit Companion, but cant use it on my computer.
Thank you all for your advice.
Aug 17, 2019 09:26:37   #
44gram (a regular here)
 
ps802 wrote:
I will try Good REader. I have Knit Companion, but cant use it on my computer.
Thank you all for your advice.


You are welcome.
Aug 17, 2019 09:42:18   #
sharmend (a regular here)
 
Ravelry is a wonderful place to keep track of just what patterns you do own and you could put in where they are stored, too.
 
Aug 17, 2019 09:52:40   #
BethKlinger
 
The trick (I think) is to start saving/organizing them before you get over whelmed. When I see a pattern that catches my eye, I put it into a "folder" on my PC, Label it (that's key) then when I'm ready to knit, print it out and put it into a binder for re-use. Every so often I go through my PC folder and weed out ones that I know I won't want to make. Sounds like a lot more work than it really is.
Aug 17, 2019 10:14:44   #
ps802
 
BethKlinger wrote:
The trick (I think) is to start saving/organizing them before you get over whelmed. When I see a pattern that catches my eye, I put it into a "folder" on my PC, Label it (that's key) then when I'm ready to knit, print it out and put it into a binder for re-use. Every so often I go through my PC folder and weed out ones that I know I won't want to make. Sounds like a lot more work than it really is.


That sounds like a good idea. Can you access then from Ipad or Iphone?
Aug 17, 2019 10:26:06   #
LinJurm
 
I hear you!!!! Me too.
Aug 17, 2019 10:49:03   #
JTM (a regular here)
 
ps802 wrote:
Does anyone know of an app where I can store ALL my patterns. I have some in Ibooks, Drop Box, and Pocket. Plus I have patterns on Mary Maxim, Loveknitting and other websites. I would like to get them all in one place. Thank you for any advice.
Pam


Knitting pattern Database ...available free and a paid version. No longer available through Google App Store, but still can be found on the internet. I have a copy on my phone and on my tablet...both my tablets. There are nearly 1000 patterns on phone and even more on each tablet....and still adding more on (mostly) a daily basis. Only limited by the storage space available. I have a large capacity SD card in all devices.
Aug 17, 2019 11:02:48   #
ps802
 
JTM wrote:
Knitting pattern Database ...available free and a paid version. No longer available through Google App Store, but still can be found on the internet. I have a copy on my phone and on my tablet...both my tablets. There are nearly 1000 patterns on phone and even more on each tablet....and still adding more on (mostly) a daily basis. Only !I items by the storage space available. I have a large capacity SD card in all devices.


Is this app only for androids? I have apple products.
 
Aug 17, 2019 11:14:28   #
ps802
 
ps802 wrote:
Is this app only for androids? I have apple products.


I just checked and found that it is not available in he US. Looks like a great app.
Aug 17, 2019 11:38:41   #
riversong200 (a regular here)
 
I've pretty much gone to Knit Companion and Ravelry. I do need to purge my files, though. Way too many patterns that I'll never make.
Aug 17, 2019 11:40:57   #
kelsogal
 
I also like BethKlinger's method. I don't print unless I am really going to knit the pattern. Also, I use subject dividers in my binders. That way if I want a shawl, I just have to look thru that section.
Aug 17, 2019 12:08:41   #
glider
 
I have not yet tried this but looks good in Apps, Knitting Patterns Full will save as many as you like to or (lite will only save ten patterns)
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