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« on: March 16, 2006 10:18:38 AM »

Every now and then I see a topic on "Is there a Mac program for this?" Here are links for a few I've found. Other Mac users, feel free to add more!

NOTE: All are free demoes with paid upgrades unless otherwise noted.

MacStitch - Actually a cross-stitch program, but has adjustable settings for knitting grids. Chart your own patterns, import pictures, and adjust the pattern to your gauge and size of project, plus the various cross-stitch stitches will allow you to even chart lacework. The free version doesn't have a save feature, and I have yet to figure out how much it costs (it's a great program and I'm ready to buy it as soon as I figure that out), but screencapping does the trick with smaller patterns. OSX, 9, and I believe 8 as well.

Garment Designer - Okay, I don't sew, but even with my limited knowledge I can see that this thing is awesome. I probably will download it at some point though--it also has features for designing knitted clothing! Tons of tailoring options. OS 8 and up.

Stitch Crafts Pro - Another cross-stitch program, also one I haven't checked out. This one does appear more cross-stitch friendly than MacStitch, actually. Says OS 8 and 9, no idea on X.

Stitch Painter - There is a demo version, but if ever I could get past the quite hefty price tag, this looks like the mother of all grid programs. The paid version can upgrade to bead charts, marled yarn colors, and a grid transposer for changing a pattern to a different gauge or changing one craft to another.


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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2006 10:23:15 AM »

thank you!

i often feel slighted when i can't download with my mac, i'm excited to check out the garment designer.


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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2006 09:12:44 AM »

OH!  THanks so so so much!  I switched to mac last year and miss all the neato programs.  SO yay!

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