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A place for Knitting Machine Enthusiasts
                                                                                      Updated November 2014


A place for Knitting Machine Enthusiasts to find out about Knitting Machines, Yarns or Anything that has to do with Machine Knitting
Knitting Patterns & Templates
The Magic Formula Calculators
and
Other Knitting Calculators




                                                       

This section will have calculators that you can find on line that will help with knitting calculations when creating patterns or changing the language of a hand knitted pattern into a machine knitted pattern and more.  There is also an explanation of the Magic Formula which helps with increases and decreases when creating a knitting pattern of any kind on the page titled The Magic Formula.  I also scoured the web for any on line calculators to help figure out how to write up a certain type of pattern, like a hat or mittens, ones that can actually generate a pattern for you.

If you know of any that I do not have listed, please email me the link and I will post it to the site.  Contact Email

                              

A SHOUT OUT TO THE KNITTING FIEND and MANY THANKS!!
I absolutely have to recognize a person called the "Knitting Fiend".  I have no idea who she is but she (or he) has taken the time to create a website with a TON of knitting calculators.  I have listed most of them below.  She has made charting a pattern pretty easy as far as the math goes and I am, for one, thankful for all her hard work.  She also has some stuff about dieting on her site, but you can bypass all of that by using the links below. 

The ones that are about the Magic Formula I have premised by a "MF" before the name of the calculator and her other pattern generators are also listed.  On  the right are other calculators or pattern generators that I found.

If you want to create your own patterns, I have put together various blank pattern templates that you can use.  Off course, we all know that the first thing to do is to get accurate body measurements, below is a template for you to download:

                     BODY & SWEATER MEASUREMENTS TEMPLATE

                           

                            BLANK SWEATER TEMPLATES
                                     Print in Landscape Mode

These are plain templates that you can use when creating a sweater pattern.  You can add all the necessary information, all the math, that you need in order to write up a pattern.  I have not added bands, so you will need to take that into account if you use them.  The sleeve templates are at the bottom, the same ones that you found on the other pages of this site.  There are open front patterns, like cardigans, and closed front pullover patterns, a bolero pattern and long sweater coat patterns.  Make changes as you see fit to the length or sleeves as these are guidelines for your use.  As you can see below, I have grouped them by length.  If you have certain ones that you would like me to add to the group that are not already posted, just email me and I will create the template when I have some extra time.                             


  WAIST LENGTH & PEPLUM TOPS TEMPLATES:

Set in Sleeve, Bolero Vest or with Sleeves


Drop Sleeve, Round Neck
Set in Sleeve, Scoop Neck

Drop Sleeve, Round Neck, Fitted Peplum
Set in Sleeve, Round Neck, Fitted Peplum

Drop Sleeve, V Neck, Fitted Peplum

KNEE LENGTH or LONGER SWEATER COAT TEMPLATES:
 
Drop Sleeve, Scoop Neck

Set in Sleeve, V Neck, Fitted

Set in Sleeve, Back only
Set in Sleeve, Front only, Fitted with Bands, V Neck


  HIP LENGTH SWEATER/TOPS TEMPLATES:

DROP SLEEVE PULLOVER STYLE
Round Neck, Fitted
Scoop Neck
V Neck

SET in SLEEVE PULLOVER STYLE
Round Neck, Fitted
Scoop Neck, Fitted
Scoop Neck
V Neck, Fitted
V Neck

DROP SLEEVE CARDIGAN STYLE

Round Neck, Fitted
Round Neck
Scoop Neck, Fitted
Scoop Neck
V Neck, Fitted
V Neck

SET in SLEEVE CARDIGAN STYLE

Round Neck, Fitted
Round Neck
Scoop Neck, Fitted
Scoop Neck
V Neck

V Neck, Fitted



  DROP SLEEVE & SET IN SLEEVE TEMPLATES:

DROP SLEEVE

SET IN SLEEVE BODY
SET IN SLEEVE CAP - 1st Option
SET IN SLEEVE CAP - 2nd Option
                        
    
Other Knitting Calculators

ARACHNE SOCK CALCULATOR

TRIANGLE CALCULATOR

GOOD TO USE FOR SHOULDER AND UNDER ARM SHAPING
getknitting.com

MAGIC FORMULA CALCULATOR
FOR SLEEVES

getknitting.com

ELAINE'S PATTERN CALCULATOR

RANDOM STRIPE GENERATOR
 
IT WILL GENERATE A PICTURE OF WHAT THE FINAL COLOR PATTERN WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE COLORS OF CHOICE FOR THE STRIPES, BEFORE YOU START KNITTING.  IT IS VERY COOL.  KEEP HITTING THE "REFRESH" BUTTON TO GENERATE COLORS IN A DIFFERENT ORDER. 

KNITTING PATTERN GENERATOR

CONVERTS A PICTURE INTO A KNITTING PATTERN


SUPER SIMPLE CIRCULAR HAT CALCULATOR



WAIST SHAPING CLACULATOR

YARN CALCULATOR

ARMHOLE SHAPING INSTRUCTIONS


INCREASE/DECREASE ON NUMBER OF ROWS

KNITTING FAIRY

BUTTONHOLE CALCULATOR
KNITTING FAIRY

YARDAGE CALCULATOR
KNITTING FAIRY

YARN NEEDED ESTIMATOR FOR PROJECT
JIMMY BEANS WOOL

SOCK CALCULATOR

FRILLS CALCULATOR
FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO FRILLS AND A CALCULATOR TO HELP YOU DO THIS.  I LOVE FRILLS AND ARE WORK, BUT WORTH IT.





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