Knitting Software

I am sure plenty of you have ventured out and started creating your own designs in knitting and just wondered is there any particular software you can reccommend. It looks like there are to many programs to choose from and I just want the biggest bang for my buck.

I have also thought of buying knitting software, but I found a book in the bookstore called “Teach yourself visually, Knitting design”. It is a fantastic book and gives you master patterns for all different types and sizes of sweaters, vests, mittens, hats and socks. All you have to do is add your own stitch style. I am working on a cardigan right now and it is going good so far.