img2track knitting machine software

img2track reads a graphic image file and converts it to pattern data formatted for a Brother KH-900 series knitting machine.

December 2012 update:
Over the last several months, we have developed a self-contained application with a graphical user interface (GUI). It is easy to install, and (we hope) easy for knitters to operate. This first release is for MacOSX 10.6 or later. We plan to build Linux and Windows versions if there is sufficient interest.

This release has been tested on Brother models KH-930 and KH-940.

Photos of samples produced with img2track can be seen at this project page at Ravelry.

USB-to-serial cable

To get the pattern data into your knitting machine, you will need a USB-to-serial converter cable, with a special connector. See our tutorial for making this cable.

You must also install VCP driver software on the computer you are using to run img2track, for the converter cable to work properly.

Installing img2track (MacOSX)

  1. Download
  2. Unzip to get the app itself.
  3. Put the app in your Applications folder.
  4. Then drag the app into your dock.
  5. Click the dock icon to start the app.

Please read the img2track User Guide [PDF].

Features of img2track 2.0.1

Features planned, not yet implemented

Older versions

Send feedback and bug reports to knitting @

Thanks to Sector 67for bringing our team together, and for tools, advice, and community.

(page revised 2013-01-09)