All the common symbols

Wide range of symbols

KnitBird comes with all the common symbols used in charts. Before publishing your chart, you can customize the description for each symbol to give instructions to those who will knit it.

Import images and text

Import images Import text

You can open image files from your computer or write text directly into your chart. KnitBird inclues powerful tools to help you in creating patterns from your photos or illustrations.

When importing images, only a limited number of colours is created to ensure that you can actually knit the thing without using tens of different yarns!

A lot of drawing tools

Selection tools

KnitBird has a lot of tools to help you create your design. You can turn, flip, copy and paste and also create repeated pattern with a click of a button.

Create patterns

Create patterns

With the new pattern making tool you can create repeated patterns out of your design. The tool has six methods of how to repeat the pattern, so its quite easy to get wild.

Publish it


When your chart is ready you can easily publish it. You have the possibility af creating a pdf file with instructions and symbol description or a high resolution PNG image for printing and professional publications.

For PC and Mac

KnitBird is built on the Adobe AIR platform and runs on both Windows and Mac computers.

Read more on system requirements

Get KnitBird

Try KnitBird now or buy online for only $40.

Try for free

The trial version of KnitBird 2.0 does not include the possibility to save or export images.

We recommend that you try KnitBird before deciding to buy it.

Looking for KnitBird 1.3? Download it here.

Buy the full version

Buy the full version of KnitBird 2.0. You will get a product key which you will use to activate the trial version. You can use this key to install KnitBird three times, for example on three computers.


KnitBird 1.3 users can purchase an upgrade for 20 USD from a link in the program. Please open KnitBird 1.3 on your computer and ensure you have the latest update installed.

Download and install

To install KnitBird, you must ensure that Adobe AIR is installed.

  1. Download KnitBird enclosed in a ZIP file (knitbird.zip) or download the AIR Installation Package directly (knitbird.air).
  2. Extract the ZIP file.
  3. Run the Installation Package (KnitBird.air) and follow the instruction.
  4. Run KnitBird and activate it using your product key.

More information can be found here.

System requirements

  • Adobe AIR
  • Microsoft® Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows 8 Classic
  • Mac OS X v10.7, and above
  • Internet connection (for product key activation and updates)

Read more on system requirements for Adobe AIR.

Who are we?

We are not a huge corporation, just a happy couple from Iceland

The Creators

We are Lilý and Trausti, a happy couple from Iceland. KnitBird started in late 2010 when we were waiting for our son to arrive to this world. KnitBird was born in February 12th 2011 and four days later our son Baldur Flóki was born.

Contact us

If you have any questions for us regarding KnitBird, if you have any problems using it or installing, or just want to say hi, please contact us.

You can send an email to info@knitbird.com or find us on Facebook or Instagram.


She is a visual artist, a knitting maniac and textile expert. Her website is LilyErla.com and she also has a blog.


He is a designer, developer, folklorist and even a writer and an artist from time to time.


Buy KnitBird via PayPal

Click on the button below to buy KnitBird. You will be transferred to PayPal where you can enter your credid card information securely.


Try before buying

We care for our customers and some users have had problem with downloading and installing KnitBird. Therefore we strongly recommend that you download and try the program before you buy it.



Please note!

If you have a PayPal account you will be automatically transferred back to this page. If you do not have a PayPal account you might have to click a button called Return to Merchant or return to traustid@gmail.com to return to this page.

Once you have returned you will get your product key. You can use this key three times.

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