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Medium: CD program
Vendor: Intwined Studio
Read Reviews (4):
3.500000 out of 5 stars

Intwined Pattern Studio Software

$28.60 35% off

Intwined Pattern Studio is fun, powerful software for knitting, especially lace and cable designs. This program offers:
  • Create a complete pattern to print, sell, or share as a PDF, or export as your favorite image format (print or export a PDF file with any image-size and resolution)
  • You can create your own custom stitches and stitch icons
  • As you "paint" your chart, Intwined creates the written instructions, for in-the-round or flat knitting styles
  • If you prefer to type or paste your pattern instructions, Intwined creates the graphic of the chart as you type
  • Create magazine-cover-quality graphics, because Intwined uses SVG, so your designs never look like pixels
  • The built-in stitch library includes over 200 stitches, cables, and symbols
  • Unlimited: colors for stitches and borders - undo/redo while editing - chart Size
  • Support for Windows XP/Vista/7 and Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 ("Lion")
  • Crocheters can upload stitches through a link on the Intwined Pattern Studio website.
The versatility and ease of use of this program makes it a must have tool for any knitter.
 | CD program Retail: $44.00 Item No. 81394

  • Customer Picks

4 out of 5 stars

It is a good program for charting, but as it was mentioned before, it doesn't write out chart repeats, you have to manually edit the written instructions to indicate the repeats. But for the price - 1/3 the price of most of the others, it works.

4 out of 5 stars

Works for everything I need to do - comprehensive library of stitches and the ability to add more. Cut and paste to check repeats, easy to add or delete columns/rows. will do directions for symbols but not for color knitting options for flat or in the round knitting very pleased for the price, the next price point for software is quite a lot higher

5 out of 5 stars

This is pretty good for creating charts for knitting. It has a fairly comprehensive listing of knitting stitch symbols for various increases, decreases, cables, etc., as well as symbols that you can define and describe yourself. It is easy to add different colors for color work . There is also a listing of crochet stitches, but I don't know enough about crochet to comment. Charts can be any number of stitches or rows you need them to be. As you fill in the charts with the symbols the text will change in the directions to match, which is pretty cool. The document can be changed to a pdf file and saved which makes it easy to print or share electronically. It did not come with any sort of directions booklet, so it took me quite a bit of trial and error to figure some things out. This is for charts and directions ONLY. It won't design a garment for you or do any of the simple math involved in garment design. Nevertheless, this takes away the tedium of doing charts on graph paper. It is fairly nimble. Actually, my major complaint is that it doesn't seem to accommodate the concept of Stitch Multiples. By that I mean, many stitch patterns, such as the brocade pattern I am using to create a vest right now, is a multiple of 8+1, with the extra stitch necessary to balance the pattern in flat knitting. If knit in the round, the +1 would be omitted. Check out just about any good stitch dictionary and I think you'll see what I mean. If you decide to give this a try, I think it is a bit less expensive as sold here rather than downloaded from the Intwined website, plus you get a disk if you need to down load it again. Also, it is sold to YOU and not your computer so once you get it you can load it onto all of your compatible electronic devices. But you'll still want to visit the Intwined website to watch a video that gives an overview of how this program works.

1 out of 5 stars

This is for making a chart ONLY. It does not do any calculations, Although advertised for weavers it is not weaving software in any way. It does not do drawdowns, It seems to be a slightly specialized version of 'paint' with a little word processor. Not worth the money. The response I got from the company when I asked how this was to be used for weaving shows that they are aware that their advertisement is misleading.