DesignaKnit 8: Computer Aided Software Design for PC/Windows computers.

DesignaKnit, often referred to simply as DAK is a computer program for creating garments and designs for machine and hand knitting. It is the #1 program used in the world for designing.

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.
Printouts 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.

Sorry, no Mac version available.

DesignaKnit 8 Program for Hand Knit Designers

DesignaKnit 8 HandKnit

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.

  

DesignaKnit 8 Programs for Machine Knitters

*to download into Silver Reed Electronic Models, you will also need Memory Cable

Also consider ordering the Lace Module with your purchase!


DesignaKnit 8 Standard

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.

  


DesignaKnit 8 Professional

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

  


DesignaKnit 8 Complete (contains both Professional and HandKnit modules)

Everything in one program for the hand & machine knitter or designer who wants it all. The industry choice. 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. 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. Plus the freedom of Original Pattern Drafting.

  

Lace Module

The Lace Tool is a special add-on for DesignaKnit. Draw lace patterns instantly, as they will look when knitted, or from a handknit chart,  leaving DesignaKnit to work out the lace carriage passes and settings.  You can design lace for Brother and Silver Reed electronic machines, Brother and Silver Reed punch card machines and Toyota machines. The Lace Tool is great for hand-knitted patterns too as it allows the designer complete freedom.  For both Standard and Professional.

Designaknit Knitting Software Lace Module (standard or pro versions)

Silver Link 5 Memory Cable

Silver Reed/Studio:
Silver Link 5usb Memory Cable
connects through main carriage of SK830, 840, 860 & 890.

Knit from screen.  For faster systems with USB ports operating Windows 98, 2000,XP or Vista 32bit. Includes USB cable.  Special Order.

DesignaKnit 8 Upgrades from DAK7 Standard

After submitting your order, I will be emailing you a document and instructions to complete the upgrade. Please mail me your DAK7 disks along with this document. Questions? salesdesk@yarn-store.com


DesignaKnit 7 Standard upgrade to DesignaKnit 8 Standard

  


DesignaKnit 7 Standard upgrade to DesignaKnit 8 Professional

  


DesignaKnit 7 Standard upgrade to DesignaKnit 8 Complete (Professional and HandKnit)

  

DesignaKnit 8 Upgrades from DAK7 Professional

After submitting your order, I will be emailing you a document and instructions to complete the upgrade. Please mail me your DAK7 disks along with this document. Questions? salesdesk@yarn-store.com


DesignaKnit 7 Professional upgrade to DesignaKnit 8 Professional

  


DesignaKnit 7 Professional upgrade to DesignaKnit 8 Complete (Professional and HandKnit)

  

DesignaKnit, often referred to simply as DAK is a computer program for creating garments and designs for machine and hand knitting. It is the #1 program used in the world for designing.

You could generalize Designaknit Knitting Software into 3 sections:

Section 1 is garment shaping in both Standard and Professional Designaknit Knitting Software. 
In this section you select the type of neck line, sleeve, body style and size. A screen comes up with the garment you have designed. In this screen you can slightly alter SOME of the measurements.

Section 2 is in Professional OnlyDesignaknit Knitting Software . 
Section 2 takes the garment you set up in Section 1 and lets you tweak and manipulated those garment pieces to your heart's content. You don't have to start with a garment from Section 1. You can start complete from scratch in Section 2.

Section 3 is the stitch designer section in both Standard and Professional Designaknit Knitting Software. 
We can drop in on Section 3 at any time and work on a fairisle, tuck or any pattern. Fairisle seems to be the most popular because of all the colors we can apply to it. 
Alot happens in Section 3. After we have created and saved a design we can jump back to Section 1 or Section 2 and pull up a garment we designed. Going back to Section 3, we go to the Shapes Menu and integrate the garment pieces with our fair isle. This means we can lay the garment pieces down on our fabric to see what our garment will look like. We can also move the pieces around in case a large polkadot is resting in a bad spot !

Section 4 is Interactive Knitting in both Standard and Professional Designaknit Knitting Software.
With the appropriate cable your computer and  your knitting machine can be linked. For the electronic knitting machines you can download that fairisle pattern to the knitting machine, then prepare to knit that garment. If you use the "knit from screen" function, Designaknit Knitting Software can tell you what row you are on, it will "talk" to you to tell you to decrease or increase on the right or left side. It will even tell you to change colors and what feeder you are changing.

Punchcard knitting machines will need to manually punch their cards, but they can also knit from screen.

This is a REAL generalization for those who wonder just what DAK will do for them.


DesignaKnit 8 Computer Aided Knitwear Designing Software Technical support: 816-461-1248.

No returns allowed on software purchases.