KnitFit is a mobile app developing customizable knitting patterns that fit all! We’re also a social platform designed to keep fiber crafters connected. Our mission is to provide easy access to beautiful knitting patterns with individualized sizing and instructions and mobile optimized patterns.
It is our hope to lead the fiber crafting community to body positive, inclusive sizing that everyone can access using modern technology. Enabling individuals to successfully create garments that they love will encourage them to repeat their success, strengthening the community and growing the industry.
“For me, the biggest validation of the effort is when a knitter finishes a custom pattern and sees the results. They are universally excited about their sweater.”
After 20 years in the Computer Aided Engineering industry, Jane stepped away from tech and opened a local yarn shop in South Haven, MI, Needle in a Haystack. Ten years as an LYS owner sparked daily insights into problems faced by knitters. Jane’s customers spent weeks or months knitting sweaters in beloved, carefully chosen yarns, often only to have them fit poorly. Not because knitter had neglected to swatch or achieve gauge, but because the patterns did not come in the same sizes that real people came in.
She realized that knitting-math could be automated in an app, and that if people put their measurements in, patterns could be generated to anyone’s exact body measurement. Between her own tech background and her husband Dana’s, the skills were there to make personalized patterns a reality.