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« on: April 06, 2007 06:38:59 AM »

I am thinking about investing in Sweater Wizard softwear.  Anyone who has used this softwear?  Is this really worth it?
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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007 09:26:41 AM »

I bought a program called Knitware that is a little less expensive.  You can download a free demo and you might want to try it.  Quite honestly I don't use it much.  I bought it when I was a new knitter and  what I find most useful about it now is the built in calculator for when you are instructed to decrease so many stitches evenly.  The calculator will tell you how to do that. 

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2007 10:07:43 PM »

I have this software & it is okay.  I have only used it a few times for just basic stuff.  There is a YAhoo group just for the sweater wizard & by the posts I use to get, some people really use it for pretty detailed stuff.  Some people were uploading their own charts, etc into it. 

One bad thing about it is that if you want to do detailed stuff on it, you probably can but there is really no directions that come with it.  You can figure out the basics pretty easy but for detailed stuff your best bet is to join the Yahoo group & just post questions.

One great thing about it is that when you do this, you are basically just clicking on what you want (sleev type, neck type, cardi or pullover, etc).  Then it shows you where to measure & to plug in the measurements it needs.  You also should do a swatch in advance of the yarn & needles you want to use.  Once you have that done.....VOILA, a sweater pattern with easy to follow instructions......AND it tells you exactly how much yarn you will need based on the gauge you inputted, etc.
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