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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Knitting Pattern Generators

Does it fit? How can I get a pattern that is proportioned for me? Maybe a knitting pattern generator will be the answer! I've run across several sites that offer free pattern generators for all kinds of knitting projects. Here are a few:
This is quite a comprehensive site, offering pattern generators for sweaters, vests, headbands, ponchos, socks, purses, hats, mittens, and more.
knitPro is a web application that translates digital images into knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns. Just upload jpeg, gif or png images of whatever you wish — portraits, landscapes, logos… and it will generate the image pattern on a grid sizable for any project.
kpg - Knitting Pattern Generator takes in an image and creates a knitting pattern. Generates an html document with clear instructions on how to knit a piece that will look like the picture it is based on.
This site offers a wrist warmer pattern generator.
This one has a sock pattern generator.
This site has pattern generators for pullover and cardigan sweaters and ponchos.
At this site they offer software for sale that helps you make socks and sweaters. There is a free sock demo available to try.
Here you can print out your own knitting graph paper.


  1. I miss my site in this list
    It's a Lopi sweater generator you select size, yarn and colors, draw the pattern and print out a graph and instructions how to knit your design.
    It's free and easy to use.
    It has been translated to many language.

  2. Thank you for your addition to our knitting pattern generators list!

  3. I'm looking for a generator that you can input the rows you've created and it can turn it into a picture of what a swatch would look like.

    I'm working on a sock cuff and have an idea involving slipping stitches and a mix of purls and knits instead of using the traditional ribbing.

    I just wanted to see if I had to tweak my design before starting.

    Any ideas?

  4. I am unaware of a generator like you described, but it seems as though new options are being offered through apps. Readers? Anyone know of a pattern generator that will do this?