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Interweave’s New “Handy” Apps Take the Guesswork Out of Yardage

Interweave, one of the largest producers of digital content, magazines, books, and videos for knit and crochet enthusiasts, announced today that it has launched Knit Handy and Crochet Handy, two new knitting and crochet apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The apps can be purchased for $.99 each from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices, or at iTunes. iPad users can download the apps and view them in small format or enlarged (2x) size.

The Knit Handy and Crochet Handy apps were developed in-house by Interweave Books and the digital media team at Interweave, in collaboration with popular author Ann Budd. The apps were adapted from Budd’s The Knitter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements and The Crocheter’s Handy Guide to Yarn Requirements (retail $5.95 each).

The Knit Handy and Crochet Handy apps help knitters and crocheters quickly determine exactly how much yarn they need for their next projects.

The Knit Handy app delivers the yardage requirements for eight of the most popular knitted items: sweaters, vests, mittens, gloves, socks, scarves, tams, and hats. The Crochet Handy app provides yardage requirements for basic caps, scarves, bags, afghans, ponchos, baby sweaters, skirts, and tops. Both apps show all sizes ranging from baby or toddler to large adult, using five standard yarn weights—from fingering to bulky.

Knit Handy and Crochet Handy apps can be used to quickly show measurement units in imperial (inches and yards) or in metric (centimeters and meters), and to determine the yarn needed when a knitter or crocheter changes their gauge in a pattern.

Both apps are an easy-to-use portable tool that calculates how much yarn is needed for whatever someone wants to knit or crochet. All it takes is three easy steps:

  1. Select the measurement units in imperial (inches and yards) or in metric (centimeters and meters);
  2. Select a project type, then choose gauge (ranging from 3 to 9 stitches per inch) and size;
  3. The yarn amount is calculated.

Yarnies will want these apps any time they are working with their yarn, whether buying online at a craft or yarn shop, or researching projects for their yarn stash at home.

The digital media team at Interweave is also the creator of popular hobby apps, Knitting Daily, Beading Daily, and Quilt Daily, available from the App Store on iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, or at iTunes.




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Now, if only I had and iPad!


Will these ever be available for Android phones?


I want it for Android


I want both of them for Android!

Barbara Mathews

I fourth the request for an Android app, please.

Paulette Bobroff

Please let me know when it is available on Androids.

Thank yo8u.

Lee Ann

I would love to see this app for Blackberry. I have a Torch 9800 which would love to help me out with crochet! 🙂
Lee Ann
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I would like this in android too 😉


Another vote for these apps for Android ….. please!


Hi Marsha – As Craftsy proceeds to grow we will continue to release more options and apps for our entire Craftsy community. Our team is working on more app options now and we’ll be sure to share big news! Until then, you can continue to enjoy the full Craftsy experience from your laptop or desktop computer. Thank you for your patience and for supporting Craftsy!


Any update on these apps and a Craftsy app for android? Please

Sheree Sheets

Another vote for Android. If I had to buy an Ipad (which I’d love to), I couldn’t afford all the Craftsy classes. I’d be willing to pay for an Android app for Craftsy!


Any new on this app for Android yet?


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