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Knit It Now Tools

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Buttons and Bands

  • Band Pickup

    Band Pickup

    Pick up the perfect number of stitches to rows for cardigan bands. No guessing!
  • Button Hole Bands

    Button Hole Bands

    Take the guess work out of your buttonhole bands, use our tool, enter the size and number of button holes starting and ending offsets, the bands depth and width, along with your stitch and row gauge and Knit It Now will provide you with exact knitting instructions.
  • Button Hole Placements

    Button Hole Placements

    No more guessing - just enter how many buttons, the size of the buttons, height of the area, and the starting and end location offset and Knit It Now will give you instructions for the perfect placement of your buttonholes.

Formulas

  • Circle / Polygon Tool

    Circle / Polygon Tool

    Create circles on any knitting machine with any yarn! Your choice: 6 or 8 wedges, short row or decrease construction. For hats, blankets, pillow tops, scarves ... you name it!
  • Gauge Calculator

    Gauge Calculator

    Knit your swatch, enter your details and let us calculate your gauge.
  • Gauge Conversion

    Gauge Conversion

    Interested in using a different yarn than the pattern calls for?
  • Increase/Decrease Evenly

    Increase/Decrease Evenly

    Enter your ending width and current stitch count and stitch gauge and let Knit It Now produce your gather information.

    For hand knitting, this tool includes the stitch increase options of "make one" or "knit in front and back" techniques.
  • Magic Formula <span class='reallysmall'>(Inches)</span>

    Magic Formula (Inches)

    Increase or decrease evenly for perfect shaping. Shorten or lengthen any shaped area of your knitting by entering inches or cm.
  • Magic Formula <span class='reallysmall'>(Sts and rows)</span>

    Magic Formula (Sts and rows)

    Increase or decrease evenly for perfect shaping. Shorten or lengthen any shaped area of your knitting by entering stitches and rows
  • Yarn Estimator

    Yarn Estimator

    Determine if you have enough yarn to finish your project. A swatch, a scale and a few measurements and you'll never worry about running out of yarn!

Graph Paper

  • Full Scale Graph Paper

    Full Scale Graph Paper

    Create full-scale knitters graph paper to plan your knitting based on YOUR stitch and row gauge. Accurately design intarsia, motifs or pattern shaping.
  • Knit It Now Graph Paper

    Knit It Now Graph Paper

    Enter your stitch and row gauge and print out customized graph paper to plot out your designs. Print as many pages as you need.

Charting Help

  • Curved Hem

    Curved Hem

    Add a flattering shaped hem to any sweater pattern. Enter your gauge, desired additional length and generate exact short row knitting instructions. Also use to lengthen the back of a sweater to adjust for Dowager's Hump.
    NOTE: Using Short Rows to curve the hem is appropriate for 1-2" of curve. For a larger curve work decreases instead of short rows
  • Dart Formula

    Dart Formula

    Enter your stitch and row gauges, width and depth (height) and Knit In Now will produce line by line instructions for your darts.
  • Hoods

    Hoods

    Create a simple hood shape for any pattern. Enter the dimensions of your finished neck opening and the desired hood depth. The tool will generate a hood pattern based on your stitch and row gauge.
  • Necklines

    Necklines

    Estimate the number of stitches for your neck bands based on your gauge and dimensions. The tool will give you the band cast on (pickup) for both front and back neck opening.
  • Rectangle / Square

    Rectangle / Square

    Enter your stitch/row gauge and your dimensions to create simple scarves, shawls and blankets.
  • Slope Tool

    Slope Tool

    Enter your gauge, width and depth (height) and Knit In Now will produce your line by line instructions for your slopes. Use to calculate shoulder shaping.