Math Knitting Calculator

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Math Knitting Calculator

Postby KnottyCarla » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:13 pm

Has anybody seen or used the Knitting Math Calculator?

Found this on Knitpicks - want to buy, but not too sure!

http://www.knitpicks.com/accessories/Kn ... 80088.html

Cany anybody help? Does anybody else think this may be a worthwhile tool!

(especially for me, as nothing I ever knits fits!! :oops: )
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby wifey502 » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:20 pm

Just had a look and I'm not sure what its for really. Is it for designing your own items or for modifying patterns?
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby KnottyCarla » Fri Nov 19, 2010 8:26 pm

think it's meant to modify - not too sure really - just really saw the words Maths and Knitting! :lol:
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby manda-r » Fri Nov 19, 2010 10:33 pm

hate to say this but knit pics don't ship to the uk :(
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby Joy » Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:09 am

if i had something like that what would i do with all the old envelopes that hold countless scribblings
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby ContinentalCat » Sat Nov 20, 2010 10:11 am

It's not for Mac, so not for me. I'm still using old-fashioned cheat sheets on paper!

It's worth browsing around if you're interested in software. Knitpicks isn't the only one to sell it, and I think I saw a few groups on Rav about knitting software, too, it's worth checking that out.

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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby KnottyCarla » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:13 pm

Hubby Said! :lol: Buy if you want it! :lol:

So bought Math Wizard and Swatch Wizard using the link for software4knitting on Rav.

I'll go back to Rav and copy & paste the link - I can't seem to keep more than one web page open at a time. :oops:
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby KnottyCarla » Sat Nov 20, 2010 6:16 pm

Link as promised.

http://www.software4knitting.com/

Now that I have the software.........will everything fit :lol: :lol: or will it be :x :x
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby Lydia » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:45 am

Hi I found this description on-line:

In a few clicks, Knitting Math Wizard will solve many of the mathematical dilemmas associated with knitting.
When you pattern reads, increase 10 sts evenly across the row, all you need to know is how many stitches are currently on your needle. Enter the number of stitches, enter the number of increases, Click Ok.

Knitting Math Wizard will generate a checklist with your increases evenly spaced and grouped across the row.

In addition to the arithmetical functions, Knitting Math Wizard is also a mini word processor. You are able to edit any portion of the output. You can rearrange the groupings of decreases on a sleeve to be sure they always come on a right side row.

Save your file as an .rtf file and open in any major word processor or send it to your PDA.

Thinking about dressing up a plain sweater with one cable down the center. Just tell Knitting Math Wizard how many stitches in your cable and how many stitches on your needle. The little wizard within the software will let you know where to place your markers to guarantee a centered cable.

Worried about how the one cable will affect your gauge. No problem. Knit a swatch of your background stitch. Knit a swatch with your cable. Tell the wizard the measurements of both swatches and it will generate the gauge for your garment.

I did a v complicated (in the maths department) raglan sleeve once. The instructions gave you what I suppose they thought was the basics and then said "continue as you have been going" AY :?: Says I, there's supposed to be some sort of pattern there?? Anyway I got through it but its not perfect. I wonder if this software would have helped?
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Re: Math Knitting Calculator

Postby KnottyCarla » Sun Jan 16, 2011 4:27 pm

I've not gotten around to using it yet, still smarting from my last failure! Making a knitted rag rug at present, that way, I'll not have to bother about it "fitting"! :lol:
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