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Cartridge is a stitch pattern cartridge to be used with all models of Brother PPD's and Brother knitting machines supporting stitch pattern cartridges with additional functionality.


Cartridge CIKCartridge including Interaktive Knitting
Cartridge CCartridge without Interaktive Knitting
Cartridge IKUpgrade kit to convert a C into a CIK

Supported PPDs

Knitting Machines

Cartridge Utility

32 bit Operating Systems
Windows 98Windows MEWindows 2000Windows XPWindows 2003Windows VistaWindows 2008Windows 7Windows 8 & 8.1Windows 10
64 bit Operating Systems
Windows XP x64Windows 2003 x64Windows Vista x64Windows 2008 x64Windows 7 x64Windows 2008 R2 x64Windows 8 & 8.1 x64Windows 2012 x64Windows 10 x64

Extra functionality compared with Brother stitch pattern cartridge
1. USB connectivity
  • To transfer a pattern collection from Cartridge to your computer
  • To transfer a pattern collection from your computer to Cartridge
  • For interactive knitting in DesignaKnit (IK option required)
2. Cartridge software can be replaced by the user

What functionality does Cartridge provide on top of the Brother Stitch Pattern Cartridge?
  • Store pattern collection on your computer; you won't have lack of space anymore on your cartridge.
  • Load a pattern collection from your computer to Cartridge.
  • A serial port is no longer required for Interactive Knitting (IK option required)
What functionality does Cartridge provide on top of a DesignaKnit Brotherlink 4?
  • Cartridge retains patterns if you turn your computer off (battery backup)
  • Interactive Knitting via USB, no serial port required
  • Support for KH-900
  • Store (modified) patterns in Cartridge and upload the pattern collection to your PC
Extra applications
  • PPD+FB100 users can make backups of floppy discs on the PC using the free software that comes with Cartridge.

Last Modification: Oct 10, 2016 (c) Copyright 2005-2016, Jos Timmermans