The first blog post I found about using Knit Companion was on March 5, 2014. That means I’ve been using it for over 5 years. I do love it more every day. After having used it this long, I can’t imagine knitting without it.
As I pulled out the ADVENTurer Wrap project that had been sitting for at least six months without any attention at all, I wondered if I’d ever figure out where I had left off and get back into the rhythm of knitting that pattern.
Any time I stop knitting – whether it’s to fix lunch, get the clothes out of the washer or go to bed, I hold (long tap they call it) my finger on the spot where I’ll start knitting next and that little red square with the dot in it appears. It stays til I do a long tap somewhere else on that pattern and then it puts it in that spot.
I’m able to add my own notes to the pattern. With this pattern, odd number rows are right side rows and even numbered rows are wrong side rows. Any of those things I have a hard time remembering, I can just make little notes to myself on the pattern.
Because it’s a copyrighted pattern, I don’t want to show too much but I love how I can set up a chart, Knit Companion can count long sequences of stitches, I can tap the row counter and advance to the next row, it will color odd rows one color and even rows another color so I don’t have to guess which row I should be knitting.
It is an amazing program and every time I use it, I am so thankful for the knowledge of people who are able to create programs like this.