Online Knit Apps, and Stich Libraries

Found a few online Apps useful for making knitting charts and patterns

For drawing free form charts:

For converting Pictures to charts:
had a different link for knitPro, but i like this one better

For basic sweater pattern generator:
their "Knitting Stitch Index" is also useful

Another nice Stitch Index:

Please add any others you find useful


New York Built's picture

I posted this list a while ago...could be useful for others in their times of need.

Their are others, but the internet pearl divers need a decompression breather before gathering more!

Knitter's time porn, defined....

From my textile co-conspirator Hannah Wallace

Some very useful knitting calculators

A sleeve cap calculator that addresses all four variables...front, back, sleeve cap shape and height.

Using short rows in the round to shape the shoulders

stripe generator:

fair isler links:

Knitters graph paper:


lace charts:

writing multi-sized patterns:

charting simple cables:

Project Guttenberg: free electronic books of all kinds
Project Gutenberg, the first producer of free electronic books (ebooks).

the Antique Pattern Library:
scanned and uploaded in PDF form - free books with patterns for crochet, knitting, tatting, embroidery, needle lace and other kinds of needlework.

4 vintage knitting books:

books about needlework, alphabets, monograms, and samplers.

historic knitting patterns:

history of men who knit

american Red cross wartime knits:

Homework 1891
Sarah Bradberry's fabulous site that translates "Homework," a knitting manual from 1891, into contemporary knitting terms.

vintage knitting patterns

Victoria & Albert Museum - London - knitting

UK Knitting & Crochet Guild - historical collection

Historic Knitting and making the Gunnister purse

notes on 18th century knitting

yahoo discussion group for historic knitting

1884 knitted lace sample book - a lace knitter's blog with charted lace patterns

2 feature articles
stitches in time
History 101

an amazing costume site - suppliers - NO KNITTING (except one ref to Annie Modesitt)

revolutionary war knitting patterns - they have the Gunnister gloves pattern

great site for searching for out of print books

For Science/Math Nerdistas - VERY INTERESTING
here is where I found out about it:

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SAPBrown's picture

Wow! Thank you,
This will take many hours digesting
Thanks again

CLABBERS's picture

Amazing resources. Thanks!!!