Elizabeth A.S. Brooke

Crafting, traveling and everything in between.


Knitting and Crochet HD app

Remember me asking about the Knitting and Crochet iPad app?

Since I now have an iPad, my interest is piqued once again.

I’ve found it in the app store and took a closer look. It has 4 out of 5 stars, so it seems like it’s worth getting. And it’s currently $2.99 instead of $4.99.

But I still don’t know if it’s worth the cost.

Here’s what it has:
– 20 patterns,though it doesn’t say how many are knitting and how many are crochet and you can’t preview all of them before you buy
– fix-it instructions with photos
– Stitch guides and how-tos

At $2.99 I’m tempted to buy it. Twenty patterns and a portable stitch guide sounds like a pretty good deal to me, but if it goes higher or back to $4.99, I don’t know if I’d drop the cash.

It would be great if there was a way to upload patterns to take along too. That along with the stitch guide and fix-it tips would make this a very useful tool. Maybe the developer could hook up with pattern companies or sites, like Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting or Ravelry. That would be pretty cool.


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A knitter’s and crocheter’s iPad app

Have you heard about the new Knitting & Crocheting app for the iPad?

I learned about it from Vickie Howell’s post on Twitter earlier this week. (You can visit her blog here.)

The press release says the app features include content with pics, instructions with photos and illustrations, tips and tricks and several projects.

I wonder how useful the app really is. Press releases are good about giving glowing descriptions of products, but once you cut through all the crap, what’s really there? There doesn’t seem to be much based on the description, so I wonder what the app’s really like.

I don’t have an iPad, but would like to have one. I’m interested in any reviews from people who’ve tried the app out. Is that you? Let me know what you think.
Are there any row counters to help you keep track of where you’re at in a project? Can you upload or download projects to the app? Abbreviation guides included? A social feature where you can connect with other knitters and crocheters?
I can’t wait to find or hear of some reviews.