Pick-a-Stitch Knitting Software
Reviewed by Rebecca Brown
The Pick a Stitch Knitting program starts with over 130 different stitch patterns and, unlike a book which never updates, you can add on a monthly subscription to get new stitch patterns added to the app. You can get a 6 month subscription to update your library or a 12 month subscription. Even if you don’t have a subscription, you can chose to add patterns from a particular month to your library for a one time cost. The program allows you to preview the swatches (with a thumbnail) and gives you title, rows and sts for that pattern. (Eg. Woven. Multiple of 4+2, repeat rows 1-24.) You will need to restart the application to have access to the new stitches.
When you open the program, you are greeted with a list of 6 different stitch options; Bobbles & Slip Stitches; Cables & Twisted Stitches; Edging Stitches; Reversible Stitches; Textured Stitches; and Lacy Stitches. You can browse through each selection by looking at a larger version of the thumbnail, written instructions or charted instructions. The knitting instructions are extremely friendly as all relevant symbols and abbreviations are defined next to the pattern. Most of the book stitctionaries I own require you to flip back and forth to the back of the book to get the key.
The best feature of this program is the ability to bookmark patterns that you like. You can then easily look at your favorite stitch patterns without needing to browse through all of the categories again. I love that stitch patterns are saved in the bookmark section in the order that you add them, which makes it easy to compare certain stitches side by side.
Ultimately I think that the Pick-a-Stitch program is a step up for in-print “stitchionaries.” The price is comparable with many books, you can easily browns through swatches and the knitting instructions are much more user friendly than many books. I also think it is great that you can expand your collection of patterns through monthly subscriptions or preview the new patterns before deciding to purchase them a la carte.
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