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Credits, Subscriptions and Memberships
A subscription to Knit it Now includes:

  • Full access to all online content in the Learning Library

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Subscriptions include:
- Regular newsletter updates
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- Knit it Now tools
- Exclusive Technique references
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- Free and discounted Home Study Courses
- Full access to the Learning Library
- Premium tools
- Subscriber Stitch Patterns
- Special yarn sales - just for subscribers
Credits are used to purchase patterns and Home Study Courses.They can be purchased in lots of 25 - 45 - 65 credits.

Credits may only be used for patterns and are not valid for store purchases or subscriptions.
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Subscriptions are for a specific length of time and give full access to all the Learning Library materials and the Online Classes. Subscriptions are offered for trial periods and annual periods.
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Yarn, webinars and Patterns in the Pattern Library (traditional style patterns)and Home Study Courses can be purchased with credit card, or PayPal.

Gift Certificates are available to use in the store or for patterns and subscriptions.

In the store: Redeem them by using the "on account" payment method. We will contact you to complete the transaction.
For patterns or subscriptions: Contact us and let us know how you'd like to use your gift certificate.

Gift certificates expire 1 year from the purchase date.

Contributing and Referrals
Yes! The power of Knit it Now gives you the opportunity to design (and earn money) without having to worry about formatting the printed pattern, grading all the sizes, making copies and filling orders. Our large customer base as well as our agressive marketing will give your designs exposure to the international knitting world.

Please review our contributors page for details.
General Knit It Now Info
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Knit it Now patterns can be used in two ways:

1. We show you a finished sweater with a stitch pattern and all the details and you knit it as shown

2. You can use the basic shape and substitute your own stitch pattern. Knit it Now doesn't know what stitch pattern you use, it is doing the math and providing the numbers for you based on your stitch and row gauge. The instructions read "cast on in pattern" and "knit straight in pattern".
Beginner
Projects for first-time knitters using basic knit and purl stitches. Minimal shaping.

Easy
Projects using basic stitches, repetitive stitch patterns, simple color changes, and simple shaping and finishing.

Intermediate
Projects with a variety of stitches, such as basic cables and lace,simple intarsia, double-pointed needles and knitting in the round needle techniques, mid-level shaping and finishing.

Experienced
Projects using advanced techniques and stitches, such as short rows, fair isle, more intricate intarsia, cables, lace patterns, and numerous color changes.

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Fit of a garment is a personal choice. You may like your sweaters skin tight (and have the figure to pull it off), but others feel they need a bit of "wiggle room" to be comfortable.

Knit it Now Sizing charts indicate the body measurements that are used to size our garments. The individual designers add ease to various sections of the garment to obtain the style they are creating.

The pattern description should have an indication of the amount of ease in a garment. Once you have built your pattern, you can compare the measurements on the piece legend and the sizing chart to determine the exact amount of ease the designer included.

Very fitted (0 ease to negative ease)
Fitted (+1 to 1.5 inches)
Semi Fitted (2.5 to 3 inches)
Loose (4 to 5 inches)
Oversized (6 to 8 inches)

Knit it Now uses standard sizing charts. The measurements indicate actual body measurements.

Ease is noted in each pattern description and can be reviewed by comparing the schematic in the pattern to the body sizing charts.

  • If you prefer to print your patterns without color, set your printer to "print all colors as GREYSCALE".
    In the print dialog box for your printer, there is a tab where you can make this change.

    Don't use the "print all colors as BLACK" setting.


  • Save paper and ink. Get familiar with the setting in the print dialog box for your printer.
    In the print dialog box, you can choose which pages to print.

    Don't want to print the first page? Enter 2-5 and pages 2,3,4,and 5 only will print.


    Only need pages 2 and 5? Enter 2,5 and only these 2 pages will print

We're human, sometimes we make mistakes. We're also constantly adding new content, DAK files, videos and educational information.

Instead of having to research errata for patterns you own, Knit it Now alerts you of pattern changes. If we find a major error, we'll send you an email. For updates like an added video, you'll be alerted in your library the next time you view your pattern.

To receive your updated pattern, simply re-size it and the newly generated PDF will contain all changes.

Want to know what changed? Click the link and the notes about updates will display.

"To err is human, to forgive is divine"

Series are groups of tutorials on single topics. They can be viewed sequentially or watch only the section you need.

At this time there is no plan to sell DVD's of our content.
Bust darts add extra length over the fullness of your bust.

Even in knits, bust darts can improve the fit of your garment. When you look in the mirror, does your sweater hang parallel to the ground? Do you tend to pull down on the front of your sweater when you wear it? Consider adding bust darts.

In sewing, a bust dart is a fold in the fabric shortening the side seam (and subsequently lengthening the center front). In knitting we can use short rows to accomplish the same thing. Holding stitches allows you to knit more rows at the center front than the side seams.

Knit it now patterns indicate the location of bust darts. They are optional and we provide a link (within the pattern)to a calculator to do the math for you. Your stitch and row gauge is automatically entered in the calculator as well as your current row.

When knitting a dart, turn off your row counter and follow the instructions from the Dart Formula Calculator. When the dart shaping is complete, don't forget to turn your row counter back on!

You can also find the Dart Calculator from the main menu - Pattern Generator -> Tools. This tool is a premium tool available to Knit it Now members who have purchased pattern credits.

We do not offer an option to print the learning library lessons.

  • Knit it Now is and on-line application. Being on-line there is no "errata" page. Errors can be quickly corrected and additional information can be included quickly. Your lessons and reference material is never out of date!

  • In response to requests, we will include stitch charts and other materials in printable form when we can

  • To protect our contributors (and to stay in business) we are constantly on the lookout for those unfortunate few who think that a subscription gives them permission to share Learning Library and pattern content.
When new content is added it is automatically marked "new" for 30 days.

If significant changes have been made to a technique or lesson it is marked "Updated" for 30 days.

You can view Knit it Now tutorials on your iPad. Most of our tutorials are in video format. A few of the older tutorials are in Flash format, (but we are working to update them).


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Knit it Now DOES NOT have a storefront. We are an online resource only
Knitting Terminology
Knit It Now does not add seaming stitches. Calculations are performed over actual measurements.

If you are working on a gauge of 5 sts or less to the inch, you may want to add a seaming stitch to your knitting.
Knitters often talk about the right and the wrong side of their knitting. This can be confusing because there are times when the purl side of stockinette is used as the "right" side of the fabric.


Knit it Now uses the terms "public side" to refer to the side that will be seen when the garment is worn and "private side" for the hidden side of the garment.
Dynamic Patterns
Dynamic pattern generator ... doing the math for you ... very precise formulas. Aren't you glad you don't have to work out all the calculations?
Unlike traditional patterns, we are not limited to fitting a pattern on a single page. We don't need to fit it into the design of a book's pages.

Our goal is to create easy to read patterns without abbreviations and "code" to translate. When appropriate we offer both charts and written instructions.

You don't have to print all the pages! When printing a PDF, you can choose which pages you want to print. You can also navigate our PDF format patterns using Adobe Reader's bookmark and thumbnail features

TO PRINT ONLY THE PAGES YOU WANT:

In the print dialog, separate the pages you want to print with COMMAS - 1,4,6 will only print pages 1, 4 and 6

Enter 1-4 and pages 1,2,3 and 4 will print(use a DASH)

The Knit it Now Pattern Library is a collection of knitting patterns in 2 formats.

Traditional Format


  • Designed in a specific gauge with a specific yarn, the knitter is required to match the gauge or re-chart the design for best fit.

  • Each printed pattern contains all sizes.

  • Patterns from the pattern library can be purchased individually.

Dynamic Patterns are a collection of knitting patterns with many more features:


  • They are designed so the knitter can use any yarn in any gauge. All the math is done for you, so you can get down to what you love ... knitting!

  • Each pattern generated is printed in a single garment size, reducing the clutter of unused sizes on the page.

  • The patterns can be re-sized as often as you like

  • The patterns can be generated multiple times in different gauges.

  • Electronic shape and stitch files (DAK) are included when available

  • Links to tutorials are included in the pattern where appropriate


Bust darts add extra length over the fullness of your bust.

Even in knits, bust darts can improve the fit of your garment. When you look in the mirror, does your sweater hang parallel to the ground? Do you tend to pull down on the front of your sweater when you wear it? Consider adding bust darts.

In sewing, a bust dart is a fold in the fabric shortening the side seam (and subsequently lengthening the center front). In knitting we can use short rows to accomplish the same thing. Holding stitches allows you to knit more rows at the center front than the side seams.

Knit it now patterns indicate the location of bust darts. They are optional and we provide a link (within the pattern)to a calculator to do the math for you. Your stitch and row gauge is automatically entered in the calculator as well as your current row.

When knitting a dart, turn off your row counter and follow the instructions from the Dart Formula Calculator. When the dart shaping is complete, don't forget to turn your row counter back on!

You can also find the Dart Calculator from the main menu - Pattern Generator -> Tools. This tool is a premium tool available to Knit it Now members who have purchased pattern credits.

No, any pattern you purchase is available in your library, with no time restraints.
Hmmmm... if a Knit it Now pattern had an expiration date, would that create more FO's (finished objects) in the knitting world? We work best under deadlines .....
Traditional or Dynamic, all patterns you have purchased are stored in your personal library.


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Find a helpful trick or technique? Tag it!

Create your own on-line reference library with Knit it Now. Tagged items are highlighted with the tag icon Your collection of tagged items can be found in your personal library - click on "My Library"

The records in your library are grouped for easier use. Click on the title to show the list of items below.

Lists within the groups like those in "My Library" can be easily sorted by clicking on the column headers. The up and down arrows indicate that the column can be sorted alphabetically .... making patterns and techniques easier to find.

One of the highlights of Knit it Now is the ability to find exactly what you want quickly and easily.

When searching in the Learning Library, the Pattern Library, or the Pattern Engine, there is a link to "advanced searches".

These advanced searches help you fine tune your search to find exactly the pattern or technique you want.

Once you find the information you need, don't forget to tag it for easy retrieval in your library.

One of the many search options in the yarn store is 'New Items'. This search will display any new products added in the last 60 days.
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When purchasing yarn on cones, you need to be aware that cones often come from the mill in varying weights.

Yarns that come in varying weights are noted as follows:
'Cone weights vary ... you will be billed/credited for the actual cone weight shipped.'

We order by cone and do not have control of the size that is shipped. If it is important that you need a specific amount of yarn, please make a note when you place your order, or send us an email indicating the minimum/maximum amount needed.

We accept all credit cards and PayPal.

Customers with established credit can select the "on account" method of payment.


Yarn sales are final. No returns are accepted.

Color cards and samples are available for all of our yarns. This allows you make color choices based on actual yarn samples.

We appreciate your orders!

Shipping costs are very difficult to estimate online. We ship product from a number of different warehouses and make every effort to keep shipping reasonable for you.

If at any time the shipping cost seems too high, please use the "On Account" payment method (don't pay for your order) and add a note to your order for us to manually estimate the shipping.
We will get back to you ASAP with your quote.

Orders outside the US are handled this way as well, so we can accurately quote shipping costs.

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