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Handy Tools for Designing

Handy Tools for Designers (and knitters too).I have collected some tools from around the web that you may find helpful when you design.  Some have appeared in my newsletter, others have been in my bookmarks for ages. I thought is might be handy to have them all in one place for easy access. Click on the category bar to see the items for that topic. 

I will be adding new resources as I find them so check back often. If you find any that would be useful here, do let me know.  

Calculation tools

Arachne Sock Calculator

Armscye Calculator – Helps with working out or checking armhole math

Geometric Shape Calculator – Handy for checking dimensions on shawls, blankets, and wraps. 

Increase/Decrease calculator – Calculates increase/decrease rate over a specific number of rows. 

Jimmy Beans’ Knitting Calculator – yardage estimator

Knitting Fool Sweater Wheel – basic math for drop sleeve, set-in sleeve, and top-down raglan sweaters

Love Knitting Unit and Yardage Conversion Calculators

Super Sock Calculator

Yardage Estimation Calculator – Calculates approximate yardage for rectangles

Yardage Calculator for New Gauge – Calculates yardage when you change stitch gauge on a pattern

 

Sizing Charts

General Sizing Charts

Garments

Hats

Socks

 

 

Layout/Pattern Writing Tools

Charts

Graphics/Photo Editing

 

Schematics

 

 

 

Reference Pages

Stitch Abbreviations and Definitions

 

Online Stitch Dictionaries

 

Stitch Pattern Resources