• Are the KnitsThatFit apps available for other platforms such as Android or Windows / Mac?
    • Currently the apps are only available for iOS (Apple) iPhones and iPads. Android apps will be next, and in the future we hope to also have desktop versions.  If you sign up to my newsletter here, we can let you now by email when these options become available.
  • How can I print the pattern from the app?
    • To print from the app you need to have an AirPrint compatible printer connected to the same WiFi network as the device you are printing from.
  • What is AirPrint?
    • AirPrint is the name Apple give to printing from iOS devices.  To print anything from an iPad or iPhone you need to have a WiFi printer that is AirPrint enabled.
  • Is it possible to save to PDF?
    • Yes! The apps have been updated so that the patterns are in a PDF format which can be ‘opened in’ other applicable applications on the user’s device.
  • What is the format of the patterns generated in the apps?
    • The patterns are generated as written text instructions, and the patterns in the Sweaters and Cardigans app are now also generated as schematics.  Both are generated in a PDF format which can be opened in other suitable applications.
  • Is there more detail for the measurements I need to enter in settings?
    • When using the app, for each measurement that you need to enter, there is an ‘Info’ button in the top right hand corner of the screen where you choose the measurement, which gives a description of where to take the measurement.  The details are also on this website.
  • Can I create patterns for standard sizes without having to enter body measurements?
    • Yes! You can now choose from standard sizes for women, men, babies & toddlers, girls and boys.  The measurements will be automatically populated in settings, but you can adjust each one individually as required.
  • Does the Sweater and Cardigans app feature raglan sleeves?
    • Yes! In the paid version of the app you can choose from Set-in, Raglan or Drop-shoulder sleeve / armhole styles.  The free version of the app has set-in sleeves only, the other options will be enabled if you upgrade.
  • Are pattern instructions for knitting in the round?
    • the KnitsThatFit Hats app does have options for instructions to knit in the round or flat.
    • currently pattern text instructions for the sweaters app are for flat knitting, bottom-up only.   If you are experienced at knitting in the round and working from schematics, you could do this.
    • Knitting in the round and top-down knitting are on my list of features to add in future updates of the Sweaters apps.
  • The knitting instructions appear to be nonsense! What the @*@*!
    • Yikes that is not good! The very thought makes me break out in a cold sweat! The apps have been rigorously tested and used extensively, so this is not likely, but….
      • If this does happen to you, one possible cause is that you have accidentally generated a pattern with measurements that do not work.   For example if you created a pattern for a sweater with set-in sleeves where you made a mistake for shoulder width so that it is greater than the chest width, this would be impossible, and would result in erroneous calculations for the armhole shaping.  I have put several ‘safety nets’ in place to prevent situations like this, so that you will not be able to save the settings and a message will pop up to tell you the problem.  However there may be some unique circumstances that I have missed, in which case you should check your settings. Also, please send screenshots of your pattern settings to me and a description of the problem, so that I can put a fix in place for future updates.
      • Another potential cause of incorrect pattern instructions (that I have experienced with other apps but not with KnitsThatFit Apps) is a bug in your devices software.  To sort this out, completely power off your device and then restart it.  This will hopefully fix the problem.  If it doesn’t, then you could try deleting the app from your device and re-installing it.  Don’t worry, if you paid for the app you will not have to pay again – but bear in mind that any patterns you have saved will be lost, so remember to print them or save them as PDFs to another application first.
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