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Computer aided knitwear design for hand and machine knitting

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

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What’s in DesignaKnit 9?

Stitch symbols On-screen garments

Differences from DesignaKnit 8

Upgrade to DesignaKnit 9

Four Product Levels…

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


Machine Standard

The basics for machine knitters with a set of standard garment shapes and great stitch pattern design features. Full support for 4- and 6-colour changers. Optional cable connections are available for almost any machine.

Machine Standard

Machine knitting Machine Pro

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

Machine Pro

Machine knitting Complete DesignaKnit starting screen Hand knitting

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


Machine knitting

DesignaKnit comes in a choice of these 4 product levels to suit the way you knit.

Here are the detailed differences.

Upgrade from earlier version Standard Garment Styling

Whats in Standard Garment


Standard Garment Styling Original Pattern Drafting

Whats in Original Pattern Drafting?

Original Pattern Drafting


DesignaKnit has 5 main sections…




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

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DesignaKnit at the NEC

Sadie takes DesignaKnit to the National Exhibition Centre

Interactive Knitting

Whats in

Interactive Knitting?

Interactive Knitting Graphics Studio

Whats in Graphics Studio?

Graphics Studio Stitch Designer

Whats in

Stitch Designer?

Stitch Designer