Whenever I find a tip that makes knitting a little easier I like to share it here on the blog. I have an app on my iPad that is absolutely amazing and I kid you not! I purchased Knit Companion the first week that I had my iPad and I must confess, it sat there for a couple weeks unused. I knew it was more than just an expensive stitch counter. From the reviews I knew it had many capabilities but I was just a little overwhelmed about diving in until this week when I started on my sixth stashbuster, the Isidora Mittens.
I underexposed the picture so that I could show the iPad screen. On the right of the iPad you will see the paper copy of Isidora that I printed after downloading the pdf file to my computer. On the iPad you will see that same pattern that I downloaded to my iPad but opened up in Knit Companion. The top row shows all the pages of the pattern and is easy to navigate. The middle of the page shows the chart. As I advance the counter the ruler moves on the chart. There is also a vertical ruler that you can move as well. The bottom third of the screen has four individual counters. After I took this picture I added the patten key to big blank square. I absolutely love this! I won’t be going through Sticky Notes at an alarming pace anymore nor loosing my place on a chart when that piece of paper slips off, even after declaring it will stick to anything!
There is much more that the app can do. I know you can make annotations on the pattern and highlight portions of the pattern. Even though this app was not cheap it is well worth its cost to me, gadget girl that I am.