DesignAKnit DAK8 (Legacy)

DesignAKnit DAK8

       WHAT IS DAK8?

Design-A-Knit8,commonly referred to as DAK8, is an integrated garment and stitch pattern design program for machine and hand knitting. DAK8 allows machine knitters to control the movement of every needle on the bed to create personalized stitch patterns, rather than work within the limits of a 24-stitch punch-card system or hand manipulating needles.

Designing garment shapes is a breeze with built-in standardized shapes or original pattern drafting.  Once you’ve created a shape and stitch pattern, DAK8 will let you integrate the two so that stitch pattern placement is exactly where you want it to be on your garment piece.

Choose from either DAK8 Standard, DAK8 Professional, or the new DAK8 Handknit option.  Alternatively you can mix and match those options that you need: for instance Professional Machine and Handknit.

If you have an earlier version of DAK, upgrades are available at a lower price.  Please contact us at Toll Free  1-800-836-6536 or locally 416-752-1828  for details  (Prices may vary from time to time depending on the US exchange rate)

Order from us and take advantage of our follow-up and product support policy.  We also offer a free lesson with each purchase or Upgrade

DAK8  OVERVIEW   –   NEW  FEATURES THROUGHOUT Compatible with 32 bit and 64 bit

  • Extended Thumbnail Viewer
  • 20 levels of UNDO
  • Printout Improvements
  • Manage tensions more easily

Standard Garment Styling

  • Apply changes before closing window
  • Moveable Horizontal and Vertical Rulers

Original Pattern Drafting

  • New exact stitch layout mode
  • Display a stitch pattern on the active garment piece
  • Select and drag not just one but groups of coordinate points
  • Improved mirrors, rulers and grids and the knit direction indicator

Stitch Designer

  • Truetype “KnitWriteDK” font
  • Symbols Text Editor
  • New Symbols allocated to mouse button
  • Cable organizer – 60 to 169 cables to choose from, or design your own
  • In fabric texture improvements including seeing cables cross and join
  • Transparency indicator – Needle selection indicator – Alert indicator
  • 221 hand and machine knit symbols
  • Movable rulers

Interactive Knitting

  • Hand knit and complete product levels
  • There is an additional window in the interactive knit screen that displays hand knitting instructions
  • New options for shape only knittinggarment piece
  • Controlling the starting side of fabric

Graphic Studio

  • Larger images can be converted into stitch patterns
  • More image formats are now supported (wmf, tga, phm, ppn, pgm, fpg, tif, tif, pcx, bmp)
  • Pixel perfect conversions
  • New rotate image can correct tilted images

System Requirements

  • WINDOWS 98SE or later
  • USB Port
  • Screen size at least 800×699 pixels
  • Approximately 500mb Hard Disk space (with Tutorials and Manuals – 90mb without)


US$ DAK8 Machine Pro XXXXXX 450.00 DAK 8 Standard XXXXXX 330.00 DAK 8 Complete XXXXXX 510.00 DAK8 Handknit XXXXXX 199.00 DAK8 Lace Module   75.00   UPGRADE: DAK 5, 6 Concept to: DAK8 Machine Standard XXXXXX 250.00 DAK8 Machine Pro XXXXXX 350.00 DAK8 Complete XXXXXX 418.00 DAK8 Handknit XXXXXX 145.00
UPGRADE: DAK7 Standard to: DAK8 Machine Standard XXXXXX 155.00 DAK8 Machine Pro XXXXXX 155.00
DAK8 Complete XXXXXX 290.00 DAK8 Handknit XXXXXX 145.00       UPGRADE: DAK7 Pro to: DAK8 Machine Pro XXXXXX 155.00 DAK8 Complete XXXXXX 210.00 DAK8 Handknit XXXXXX 145.00


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