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DesignaKnit 7 for Windows is a powerful, affordable CAD/CAM program for designing knitwear. The Professional version is the full-featured program, allowing a greater freedom of creativity and a greater degree of control over the design process



Standard Garment Styling

Get off to a flying start by choosing one of the program's built in garment patterns and setting the knitting tension to match your chosen yarn and machine, then:
~ select a garment type and add details of the wearer: specify adult, child or baby, male or female, and then choose from the range of standard sizes offered
~ modify the garment by opting for one of three different kinds of fit - classic, casual or oversize - and see the effect on a body block, or choose no ease at all
~ decide what kind of sleeves you would like: raglan, set-in, drop-shoulder or saddle; then select the type of front and back neckline required and the program will work out the garment pattern for you
~ alter styling details such as rib or welt depth, overlap on cardigans and jackets; change the width and depth of the neckline; turn an ordinary set-in sleeve into a puffed sleeve; change the length of the cuffs, and so on
~ for skirts, choose the number of panels and make them symmetric or asymmetric and alter the curve of the hemline
If you want more control over the design, you can use measurements you have entered yourself - there is even a database where you can store all your friends' and family's and customers' measurement data, ready to be accessed and used any time you want them.

You can alter and adjust body measurements individually and you can modify the ease on each one: there are a whole host of features to help you to produce the perfect garment.


System Requirements

DesignaKnit 7 For Windows has the following minimum requirements:


IBM PC Compatible computer with 386 processor, or higher
~ at least 8Mb RAM (16Mb recommended).
Please note that the recommended minimum for linking to a Silver Reed machine is: 486/25Mhz processor with 16Mb RAM
~ SVGA (the program can run in VGA mode, but this restricts you to 16 basic colors. Further "dithered" colors are available, but these are not suitable for use with the copy and paste commands in the Stitch Designer section of the program. VGA mode also severely restricts the functionality of the DesignaKnit Graphics Studio, for which High Color or True Color mode is recommended for complex bitmaps and photographs).
~ Windows 3.x, Windows 9x, NT4, ME, Win2K, XP
~ 7Mb hard disk space.
~ RS232 Serial Port for Cable Link.
NB. Some Cable Links can now be used with a USB adapter.




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99626 DesignAKnit - Version 8

Complete Version

(Machine & HandKnit)




Upgrade to DAK 8 - Complete

from: DAK 7 Professional

* Original disk must be returned with upgrade orders.


99627 DesignAKnit - Version 8

Machine Professional



99628 DesignAKnit - Version 8

Machine Standard



99629 DesignAKnit - Version 8

HandKnit Version



99634 USB to Serial Converter Cable $49.95  

99635 DAK USB-Full Featured Cable (930-940-970-965i-950i) $225.00  

99638 DAK Lace Tool $75.00  

99645 Brother Link #1 USB Cable $147.95

99647 Brother Link #5 USB Cable $165.95

99649 Brother Link #7 USB Cable $134.95

99041 DAK Silver Link 5 $399.00


DesignAKnit Books



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 Standard Garment Styling Workshop - The Beginners Guide to Standard Garment Shaping using DAK. Step – by – Step Instructions to Design Basic Sweaters, Customize Your Garment Print Outs, Calculate the Amount of Yarn for Garments, Create Custom Garments Easily, and Printed in Color





My First DAK Book - This book is for DAK beginners.  It is designed to get you knitting fast.  Step by step instructions for opening a design from a disk or computer, how the tools work, downloading to the knitting machine and converting simple line drawings into knit designs.




Brother Disk to DAK Disk - Use the Brother disk drive to load a track or design on the knitting machine and then use DAK to upload the same designs to the computer. They are now in a language the computer can understand. This is important as the Brother disk drives are dying and they can’t be repaired. Written for 930, 940, 965i, 970 and PPD.




DesignaKnit Manual 1 - Stitch Designer Mode for Beginners - Learn the basics of DesignaKnit and the Stitch Designer Mode with Tricia's very easy to understand instructions. This book starts with knowing how to open DesignaKnit and all of the modes, and how to set the defaults in Stitch Designer. Then learn how to draw stitch patterns, modify, save and use them. See how easy it is to create a snowman with the drawing project in the book. Tricia takes you step by step to creating a snowman while learning how to use the drawing tools. For DAK 7, but works with DAK 8




DesignaKnit Manual 2 - Standard Garment Styling Mode - Learn how to use the Standard Garment Styling Mode in DesignaKnit to create sweater patterns, and how to alter them for a custom fit. Learn how to print and read the instructions for each pattern pieces of the sweater. See how to store custom sizes to create a library of ready to go patterns. All you have to do is change the stitch gauge, and you have a new pattern. For DAK 7, but works with DAK 8




DesignaKnit Manual 3 - Interactive Knitting Mode - The Interactive Knitting Mode makes it so easy to see how to shape a sweater, and when to start or change colors for a stitch pattern. No longer do you have to keep track of when to make a decrease. DesignaKnit will tell you. The instructions in Interactive Knitting are written on the computer screen, and they can be spoken to you. Learn how to prepare stitch patterns and shape files for Interactive knitting, and how to integrate a stitch pattern with a shape file. This is great for determining the placement of stitch patterns and stripes. For DAK 7, but works with DAK 8




 DesignaKnit Manual 4 - Stitch Designer Mode - Intermediate - Tricia shares her extensive knowledge of DesignaKnit in this book. She builds on the information taught in her DAK Manuals 1 & 3. Learn how to use more tools, techniques and functions in the Stitch Designer Mode of DesignaKnit. Learn with easy to follow project examples that show how to modify and adjust stitch patterns. For DAK 7, but works with DAK 8




 DesignaKnit Manual 5 - Original pattern Drafting Mode - For Beginners - Tricia shares her extensive knowledge of DesignaKnit in this book. She makes learning the basics of the Original Pattern Drafting Mode in DesignaKnit simple and easy to follow. Learn the basics for altering sweater shapes and how to define the details for the knitting instructions. For DAK 7, but works with DAK 8





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