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JKnit - Knitting Project Assistant app

Your ultimate knitting project assistant

JKnit User Guide

Inputting a Knitting Pattern: Setting Up a Project Piece

The next three sections of this guide explain how to input knitting patterns into JKnit. Learn how to setup a project piece using your pattern directions.

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Piece Setup

In previous sections we reviewed how to create and manage projects in JKnit and how to use the app to keep track of various project information. To start inputting the pattern knitting directions into a project, we start by adding a new piece on the Project Pieces screen.

Use your pattern directions or your personal preferences to determine how many pieces you need to add to a project. For example, if you are knitting a hat, typically, you can input all of the directions into a single piece, while there will be several more pieces if you are knitting a sweater.

When you add a new piece, JKnit will take you directly to the Piece Setup screen. You can always access this screen for an existing piece by pressing the Setup button on the Counter screen.


Use this field to input a representative name for your project piece.

Current Row Number

In this field you can set the row counter value for the project piece. The default starting value for a new piece is 0. Adjust this value as necessary when you are setting up a new piece or editing a piece in progress to skip/frog directly to the desired row.

Number of sts at Start

If you input the number of sts on the needles at the start of a piece, JKnit will automatically keep track of the sts in each row and display it just below the row counter on the Counter screen. If you do not want to use this feature, just set the value to 0.

List of Events

To add pattern directions for a piece into JKnit, you have to input them as a sequence of specific knitting instructions. In JKnit, we refer to individual instructions as events. So, in order to setup a piece, you have to input these individual instructions by creating new events (see next chapter). You can also insert a preconfigured block of instructions into a piece (more on this topic later in this guide). Use the Add New Event and Insert Pattern Block fields on the bottom of the screen to select the appropriate option. Keep on adding events/blocks until all of your pattern instructions for the piece are set. To manually rearrange the event/block order, press the Sort button and drag the events/blocks up or down the list (JKnit will remember and use this event/block order if any of them appear in the same row while you knit). Finally, to edit an existing event or block settings, tap on it in the list and make your changes.

Lock Height Events?

This feature is useful when you want to re-knit a completed piece (i.e., knit a second sock, arm). It allows JKnit to lock and memorize the row numbers for the activated height events (see next section to learn more about height events in JKnit). After you finish knitting a piece the first time, set the switch to ON before you reset the counter back to 0. This will save you the trouble of doing it again manually, and it will ensure your next piece will come out identical to the original.