Cross stitch software is very useful for converting your photos and images into your own cross stitch patterns. There are almost too many to choose from. How do you decide which one? It is best to download their demos and see which one works best for your needs.
Stoik Stitch Creator
Win Stitch from Ursa Software.
Knitting Software Inc.
Makers of the Sweater Wizard.
Symmetry Works is a plug-in for Adobe Illustrator that lets you make surface pattern designs.
Cochenille Design Studio
Cochenille Design Studio’s software products include Stitch Painter that can design patterns based on a grid and Garment Styler for designing your own handwoven clothing..
Drafting software for beginners and advanced weaving for both the PC and Mac as well as knitting and design software for your handspun yarns
Weavit - a review of weaving draft software from Canyon Art
Aran Paint Plus
This knitting design software includes an extensive library of stitches including cables, yarn overs, decorative increases/decreases, bobbles, slipped stitches for textured knitting. A demo version is available so you can try it out.
Chart Gen is an online knitting chart
Intwined Pattern Studio
For Windows or Mac, the built-in library includes over 200 patterns and stitches, or you can create your own.Although a demo is not available, there are videos that show how this software works.
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