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Web App: microRevolt's KnitPro

“knitPro is a free web application that translates digital images into knit, crochet, needlepoint and cross-stitch patterns. Simply upload jpeg, gif or png images and knitPro will generate a graph sizable for any fiber project. knitPro digitally mimics the tradition of pre-industrial craft circles who freely shared patterns and passed them down from generation to generation.”

Although I do have to say that I think they’re being just a touch naive about that last, “pre-industrial, everything was hearts and flowers” thing…even pre-industrial, people very often did guard their craft secrets, including patterns, quite closely.  Think Thai weavers and such.

Also, while it’s unlikely that a company will go after a crafter for using their artwork, it has happened.  So I’d think carefully before using this for things like the projects shown in their picture — or do you think I’m being too nice (in it’s precise sense) about the ethical issues this brings up?

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4 Responses to “Web App: microRevolt's KnitPro”

  1. jo says:

    I didn’t realise how new your blog is, so I thought I ought to stop lurking and let you know that I’m following via ravelry. It’s great to see how you are, where you are and what you are up to! Best wishes

    Jo

  2. Karie Ohan says:

    Was searching for cross stitching when I came across your site. Many Thanks. :-)

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  4. zlee says:

    Jo! Oooh! I was going to ask if I could talk about your yarn here. :)

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