Wincrea enables you to create your own knitting pattern online and then download it directly into the E6000 console if it is equipped to take computer downloads via a special cable. Unlike Designaknit it does not help you to develop shapes or tensions. It is just the pattern you want to put on your knitting. It is relatively easy to use and enables you to use any image that has been saved as a bmp, wmf or cut. formats. The programme allows you to
This is an image of a Christmas tree saved as a bmp. Using the tool bar at the side I was able to rotate, change colours, flip, stretch, zoom in/out, add/delete columns and rows, and overlay one image on top of the other.
HELP For anyone needing some help with this software then ask on Facebook Ruth's Passap machine Knitting or use the help file
WinCrea is limited to 180 stitches because the E6000 has 180 needles. It is also limited to 255 rows. I assume this is due to memory issues in the E6000. If your design is wider or taller, you will need to break it into multiple files.
Once you are satisfied with the pattern you save it as a .cut file or a bmp..
The download feature only works for the Passap E6000 though it is a good charting device for other knitting machines and for hand knitters.
The software even gives you instructions on how to make your own cable to connect your PC to the console to download your patterns.
To download the programme click on the button below.