Projects / Knitter


Knitter produces a 3-dimensional model of a knitting pattern. It supports KnitML, as well as a native language similar to that of traditional knitting patterns. It uses wxWidgets as a GUI framework and is available for Windows, Unix, and OS X.


Recent releases

  •  13 Jul 2010 19:15

    Release Notes: This release has some significant usability improvements along with a few critical bugfixes. It should fix a WindowManager divide-by-zero crash on OS X 10.6.4. There's a brand new parser built with flex/bison that enables the next big feature: editing of patterns in place. The old 'new stitches' tab has been completely removed; just type your new pattern (or load then edit an existing pattern) into the text box at the bottom. The pattern will be parsed as you type, providing error hints and syntax highlighting. Hit the Sync button to see your changes rendered.

    •  22 Jun 2010 21:35

      Release Notes: This is mainly a bugfix release. The GUI has been reorganized just a little, and that irritating crash at program shutdown fixed. A crash resulting from unrecognized stitches has also been fixed; all the included patterns should render at least something now. Tooltips have been added to a lot of controls, so first-time usability should improve.

      •  21 Jun 2010 21:36

        Release Notes: This version has some GUI additions, including the ability to select which tabs show in the sidebar. Performance should have significantly improved by reducing the rendering frame rate, and several threading bugs have been fixed (though several still remain). However, the biggest news for this release is a new OS X build. It has been tested thoroughly on Snow Leopard as well as XP and Linux, so hopefully installation should go smoothly.

        •  16 Feb 2009 02:21

          Release Notes: This release contains some major feature enhancements that have been a long time coming. The biggest and most visible are the 'tube' rendering mode, which finally brings true 3D rendering of your pattern, and the debug interface and syntax highlighting in the total pattern tab. Many other changes went into this release, including major architectural changes to the physical model. In addition, this release uses multiple threads to run the simulation, which should improve GUI responsiveness.

          •  23 Sep 2008 04:10

            Release Notes: This is a major bugfix release for Windows and a GUI cleanup for all platforms. The toolbar has been re-organized based on feedback from 0.3.0, and failure to load the stitch library (which hasn't been packaged in the installer until now) will now result in an error. In addition, users can now load a new (or reload the existing) stitch library from the File menu. There are several other more minor fixes.


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