I like a good app. I like a good app even better when it’s free!
I love to knit, from socks to sweaters and everything in between. I use paper and pencil, highlighters and sometimes even buttons to keep track of written patterns and charts.
Then I found knitCompanion (free version) for iPhone. It does all that in a simple and easy to use interface. The big hurdle is ‘how in the world do I import my pattern?‘
Once you open the app, there’s a big ‘projects’ and another big ‘pdf’ button. Neither of them will take you to a place where you’ll be able to add your own pattern. Well, phoooeyyyyy! This app stinks! Not quite. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to import your pattern.
- open your pdf on your device (i use dropbox)
- select forward (image1) and then open in… (image 2) knitCompanion (image 3)
- select ‘new project (image 4)
- select all pages (image 5)
- give your project a name and tell knitCompanion to ‘create project (image 6)
Voila – you’re done! Now you can enjoy all the tools from row counters to highlighting sections of text and marking locations (image 7). The free version of knitCompanion even opens charts!