Bite Size DesignaKnit Tip: Printed Knitting Instructions

After creating garment designs in Standard Garment Styling or Original Pattern Drafting, you may choose to print out the knitting instructions in Garment Notation Format (also known as Japanese Notation).

An example of Japanese Notation:     r142:-1s 3r 26x
Translated:                                              Row 142: Decrease 1 stitch every 3 rows 26 times

Designaknit Garment Notation format can be very easy to follow when knitting. It places the instructions on a representation of the garment shape. Once you learn the “code” you’ll find it very easy to knit from this style of instruction.

You can control the appearance of your instructions. Make your knitting instructions logical and clear for YOU.  Not only align the instructions so they are easier to read, you change the “code” so it isn’t so cryptic.

To make changes, select the Garment outline format.  Then use the single or double wrench tool and play with the settings. Preview the pattern and see what format works best for your garment, gauge and preferences.


 “DesignaKnit Garment Notation Printing Options” (Part 1 – change the page formatting)

“DesignaKnit – Japanese Notation” (Part 2 – modify the “code”)



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