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ayab 0.75

GUI for Machine assisted Knitting. Reference implementation for AYAB.

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This is the GUI interface for AYAB.




For Debian/Ubuntu

sudo apt-get install python-pip python-qt4 python-dev

For openSUSE

# openSUSE
sudo zypper install python-pip python-qt4 python-virtualenv


Create a virtual enviroment (e.g. in $HOME/ayab/) and install ayab with

virtualenv --system-site-packages venv/
source venv/bin/activate
pip install ayab

Start ayab with ayab


The Windows version which is available at has been packed with py2exe and should not require any additional dependencies. Just unzip start ayab.exe


To install the development version you can checkout the git repository. You need Python 2.7 and PyQt from your package manager’s repository. The other main dependencies are: Pillow >= 2.4, pyserial >= 2.7, fysom >= 1.1 and Yapsy >= 1.10 Move to the software/python/ folder and install the required dependencies.

Development Dependencies for Linux


Development Dependencies for Windows

Download and install Python 2.7.x from Download and install pip from Download and install PyQt4 from

Release Notes

0.75 (February 2015)


  • Fixed Lace carriage support

0.7 (February 2015)


  • Lace carriage support


  • Showing info about current line number
  • Some layout fixes (disabling UI elements, …)
  • Starting to knit with the bottom of the image
  • Fixed progressbar in 2 color doublebed mode
  • Start and Stop needle selection like on the machine (orange/green)
  • Infinite Repeat functionality
  • Cancel button added
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ayab-0.75.tar.gz (md5) Source 2015-02-23 149KB
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