Knitter 0.5.4 Description:
Knitter is a program for producing and visualizing three-dimensional models of knitting patterns. It uses GTK+ for a GUI and has been tested on Linux, Windows and OSX. The program takes in a knitting pattern (expressed very similarly to traditional patterns, but without ambiguities) and produces a three-dimensional model. You can't tell from the screenshots below, but you can actually rotate that model around and zoom in and out using the mouse. Also, those little red spheres are stitches. The red lines going between stitches represent yarn, or at least "connectedness" of stitches. For lines going left and right, the lines would actually be yarn connecting the previous and next stitches. Lines up and down represent loops in the yarn that connect stitches in different rows. We aren't actually drawing the stitches quite yet (we will in a future version), but this lattice structure should accurately represent the structure of a real project using the same instructions. One of the goals of this project is to support KnitML as an upcoming standard for exchanging knitting patterns. The current version of Knitter does not support all aspects of KnitML, but it is capable of basic functionality, with support for more complex contructs coming later.