KnittingHelp.com Video iPhone App
Have an iPhone or iPod Touch? The ever popular KnittingHelp.com knitting videos have gone mobile! Over 160 videos from the website have been organized and added to this knitting video reference app.
The videos are stored within the app and not streamed, so there is no need for an Internet connection to watch them. This means you can access the videos instantly from anywhere. On an airplane? Not a problem. You will have at your fingertips access to numerous cast-on methods, bind-offs, increases and decreases, stitch patterns and a whole lot more. The app is available in iTunes or by searching for knittinghelp within the App Store on your iPhone or Ipod Touch.
Updated Version Now Available
We have recently updated the KnittingHelp.com Video Reference app to includes some great new features. The app now has a video search which lets you quickly find the video you are looking for by searching by name, alternative name, or associated abbreviation. We have also added a search list of knitting abbreviations common to many knitting patterns. In addition to these two new features, we have also improved the quality of many of videos, added several new videos, and managed to make the app 150MB smaller. If you already own the app, the upgrade is free and should be available to you in the App Store under the upgrades tab.
Knitting Video Categories include:
- Getting Started
- Fixing Mistakes
- Stitch Patterns
- Bind Off
- Joining Yarn
- Knitting in the Round
- Color Knitting
- Advanced Techniques
Also Amy Finlay has included an introduction section to help new knitters get up to speed. The introduction covers topics such as choosing a first project, selecting yarn and needles, casting on, knit and purl stitches, gauge, and more.
We will be maintaining this app in sync with the website. So when new video content is added to KnittingHelp.com, it will make its way to the KnittingHelp Video Reference. We will also be adding additional features over time.
Frequently Asked Questions
Help, I am not getting any sound on the videos?
If you are not experiencing any sound on the videos it is likely due to your iPhone or iPad being muted. On the iPhone, it you can simply move the mute toggle slider on the left side of your iPhone forward and you should have sound. On the iPad, double tap the home button rapidly. This should make the current screen "lift" upwards and reveal the multi-tasking dock of icons. With your finger, swipe that dock of icons towards the right. It should slide over revealing some controls such as volume and screen brightness. There should also be an speaker icon. Clicking on this icon will toggle the mute. Ultimately, the icon should change to be just a speaker icon and not have a line through it.
How long does it take for the videos to load/play?
The videos play instantly! The videos are included with the app so there is no need to wait for the videos to download. In fact, the app doesn't need an internet connection at all.
How much is the KnittingHelp.com app?
The KnittingHelp.com app is $4.99 and is advertising free. The KnittingHelp.com website is free, and will always remain free. Purchasing the KnittingHelp.com app helps to support our work on the website and new video content.
Where can I get the app?
You can search for KnittingHelp in the iTunes app store, either from your computer or from your iPhone or iPod. You can also go to this link.
The app is taking a while to install, is that normal?
Yes. Because all the videos are included with the app, it can take a while to download. Depending upon your internet connection, it may take 15 - 30 minutes.
When I try to purchase the app, it says I do not have enough free space.
The app is fairly large because of the videos. You will need adequate free space on your iPhone or iPod to install the app. Try removing some things from your device, then try again.
Will the app work on my iPad?
The app will work on the iPad, but because it's not a universal app, it will appear in a smaller format in the iPad. We are currently working on making the app universal which means it will display properly on both the iPhone and iPad. We don't have an exact release date for the iPad update. However it will be a free upgrade for those who already own the app.
Will the app be maintained?
Yes. As new videos are added to the website, we will add them to the app. We are also planning on adding requested features. If you have already purchased the app, updates will be made available for free.
Some of the videos have no sound, is that normal?
Yes. Just like on the website, some of the simpler videos have no sound and are just easy to follow visual demonstrations.
Is there an Android, WebOS, Blackberry or Windows 7 version?
It takes considerable effort to make a native app for a smartphone. We started with the iPhone because that is what we use and when we polled our visitors that seemed to be the platform most people were using. UPDATE 2013: We are actively working on an Android version of the app and hope to be able to offer in the spring of 2013. It is unlikely that we will make a native version of the app for other platforms. However, we have converted the KnittingHelp.com website so the videos can be viewed across many different mobile devices.
Questions? Need Support?
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.