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DesignaKnit comes in a choice of these 4 product levels to suit your knitting style.

Computer aided knitwear design for hand and machine knitting

The basics for machine knitters with a set of standard garment shapes and great stitch pattern design features. Full support for colour changers. Optional cable links are available for almost any machine.

More features for the domestic machine knitter - the features of Machine Standard plus the freedom of Original Pattern Drafting.

Machine Standard

Machine Pro

Everything in one program for the hand & machine knitter or designer who wants it all. The industry choice.

Already have an earlier version of DesignaKnit?  View upgrade brochure here.

Reduced price upgrades are available depending on the version of your existing program. You can either return your existing CD or floppies or provide a photo of them cut in half with the licence number visible.

Reduced price sidegrades are available for DesignaKnit 8 owners who want to change to a different product level.

Contact your DesignaKnit agent here to find out how to upgrade or sidegrade.

Four Product Levels…

Cable links enable interactive knitting and the transfer of patterns between DesignaKnit and a range of knitting machines. Read more.

Cable Links


Upgrading from an earlier version

Standard Garment Styling

Select from a range of standard garments, apply standard size tables or your own measurements, and adjust the styling features.

Make original shapes by modifying standard garments or starting from a square block. This section is present in all product levels except Machine Standard.

Stitch Designer

Original Pattern Drafting

Select from over 1000 built-in stitch patterns or make your own using a font of knitting symbols and a range of knitting oriented drawing tools. Integrate with garment pieces to see the finished effect.

Receive row by row instructions while knitting, with a range of alerts for shaping, colour changes, and stitch symbols.

Interactive Knitting

Graphics Studio

Convert any image (photo, scanned punch card, pattern diagram) to a stitch pattern. Set the number of colours per row and control how image colours convert to yarn colours. Automatic birds-eye provides extra shades.

What’s in DesignaKnit?


Choose from charts showing yarn colours, stitch symbols, textures, with or without garment shaping, text instructions for hand knitters, templates for knitting machine punch cards & reader sheets, shaping outlines with notation, yarn calculations, and more.  See example printouts

This is an optional add-on component for designing and knitting lace for Silver Reed, Brother, and Toyota machines.  Read more.

The Lace Tool

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New to DesignaKnit?  View introductory brochure here.

Click here to download the Demo.                 Click here for video tutorials.

Click here for computer system requirements.

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A complete design and charting system for the hand knitter, including an extensive collection of stitch cables. Select from 200 new hand knitting stitch symbols with abbreviations and knitting instructions. Use as they are or alter to suit your needs.