Knit Companion Designer Series Giveaway: Romi!

Romi’s App

Sally Holt at knitCompanion has turned her powerful system to Romi Hill and her gorgeous shawls. This is year four of her 7 Small Shawls Series, can you believe it? Wasn’t the first year just last week? This year her topic is Friends, she’s naming each one of her shawls after a member of her Ravelry group. There are 7 shawl patterns and 3 extra patterns. The first extra is a available now, A Cowl for Jeanne.

Jeanne's Cowl
Jeanne’s Cowl

This app updates with each shawl release, adding the new pattern to knitCompanion’s amazing system and a technique video featuring Romi.

If you haven’t tried the knitCompanion system the designer apps are a re great way to get a taste. knitCompanion allows a knitter to see the written and charted patterns at the same time, mark and save in many spots in a pattern with place holders and reminders – highlighters, stitch markers and pop up notes. It’s a wonderfully organized program.

I really like that I can keep very accurate track of my knitting, especially lace, with this app, but what I love is getting to see Romi’s smiling face, talking me through each pattern!

7 Small Shawls is also available as just a PDF series.

We have one Romi app to give away. Regular contest rules: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time, Sunday November 10th. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win a copy of the Romi App. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website

187 thoughts on “Knit Companion Designer Series Giveaway: Romi!

  1. Melanie

    I always print out patterns and mark them up as I go along, but rely on ravelry & you tube for specific technique help. Never thought to use (or even look for) knitting apps. Very cool! Please enter my name in the draw.

  2. Carol K

    Just downloaded the Knit Companion app. Now I’m crossing my fingers I win this… also that the skill question isn’t to hard.

  3. Reney

    Yes…definitely please enter my name!!! I had no idea, this kind of technology existed for knitters…fantastic concept!!

  4. Reney

    Yes, please enter my name! I had no idea, this type of technology exited for knitters. Fantastic concept!

  5. LauraBeth

    I lovelovelove Romi’s shawls! I have a bunch in my queue, and am considering doing the Shawls and Pins club next year. So pretty!

  6. Helen

    Sounds really neat – but isn’t KC only available on apple devices? I’m sure I remember reading that somewhere

  7. Diane

    I’ve admired many of her patterns and would love to knit this with the purple malabrigo worsted stashed. And I have an ipad…what fun.

  8. Shay

    I’d love the chance to try out KnitCompanion with this app! (And Romi’s designs are always worth a knit!)

  9. Lucy Harrington

    What a great invention! I love how technology has made our ancient art of knitting more accessible and ‘travel-able’ with less fuss. Pick me, please!!

  10. Debra

    I love Romi’s shawls. I also print out charts and mark them in multi colours as I go along. The app sounds wonderful. Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Niki

    I have been struggling through knit companion trying to learn to use it. I know having this pattern already set up would be an amazing help. Count me in!

  12. Savannagal

    Looks like a very interesting app. I think I recall someone in my knitting guild mentioning that they are using it. I’m just wondering how useful it would be on my iPod. I can barely read on the tiny screen. Probably much more useful on a laptop or iPad.

  13. Carolyn

    Year 4 already?? Where have I been? But I love Romi’s designs and can’t wait to see these new ones.

  14. Jamie

    I had heard of knit companion but didn’t know what it did. Now I think I need it. Thanks for enabling (as well as this great give away)!

  15. Rebecca

    This looks great! I’m a big fan of Romi’s patterns and I’d love to try out the knitCompanion. Thanks Knitty!

  16. Barbara S

    I would love to win the Romi app. I’ve purchased the first 3 years of her series. I also recently got the knit companion app, although I really don’t know how to use it yet.

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  18. Pauline

    Love knit companion and would be so happy to win this app with the patterns already set up. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

  19. Mimi

    How awesome and innovative! I love using the KnitCompanion app on my iPad, but I know that I’m not using the app to its full potential. I would love to use Romi’s beautiful patterns to improve my techy skills as well as my knitting skills.

  20. Evie

    I love this and it would be wonderful to have the Romi patterns to go with it. Thanks for the offering!

  21. Beth Rudo

    That cowl looks gorgeous. Hurry up with the Android app, please — it’s what I have. But if I win I can use the current app on my husband’s iPad.

  22. Margaret

    I just replaced my old iPad (the original iPad that couldn’t be updated to iOS 7) with the new iPad Air so I could take advantage of the new features of KnitCompanion.

  23. Kenna

    I have the PDF version because I still have the “old” iPad. But Christmas is right around the corner and maybe this would be the perfect nudge?!
    Thanks for offering 🙂

  24. Danielle

    Wonderful!! Love me a shawl…which is something I NEVER would have guessed until I started knitting them….

  25. LadyZed

    Wow, somehow I missed knowing this app existed and yet it seems to be exactly what I’ve been needing. Fantastic!

  26. eve

    Oh Please, please, please! I want that app and that scarf. I want it so bad I’ll probably have to buy it if I don’t win…

  27. Heather

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  28. Elizabeth

    I am waffling about Knit Companion, though I use pdf patterns and books on my iPhone all the time. I have the trial version but I haven’t really played with it. Maybe this would encourage me to try it for real.

  29. GK Green

    Though I use other knitting apps, I’ve not yet tried this one. Sure hope I win a copy of the Romi App! Thanks for a great contest …

  30. Jan

    Wow, KnitCompanion sounds like something to have! And combined with Romi’s patterns–excellent! Thanks for the contest!

  31. Norma

    I have just ordered an iPad last night and can’t wait to use this program. I have been reading about it for the past year.

  32. Gail

    Not familiar with knitcompanion, but do enjoy – and have knit – Romi patterns. A unique chance to try something new…

  33. Jennifer

    What a cool app. My system of handwritten notes that get lost when projects are hibernating is not quite as effective…

  34. Lee Ann

    I think I’ve heard of this app, but haven’t tried it yet. I knit a lot of lace, this might be what I need on my phone to keep track of things!

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