Brotherlink 7 USB

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The FB100 Utility Software has many new features, click here of more information!  New formats supported!!




Design-A-Knit pattern file


Brother Pattern file


CompuStrick pattern file


Passap Creation pattern file


System 90 INTO SHAPE pattern file


Stitch Painter pattern file


Stitch Painter brush file


Silverreed PC10 pattern file

Please Note: You must un-install the older version before installing the updated version

FB100 Utility Software update: ver. 1.3.11  11/12/08

FB100 Utility Documentation update:  ver. 1.3.11 11/12/08

USB Links Utility Software (cable test program) update: ver. 3.2.15  09/11/08

BL7USB Cheat Sheet:   06/17/08

FB100 Emulator ver. 2.0.1  08/03/08

FB100 Emulator Documentation  2.0.1  08/03/08



The Brotherlink 7 USB (BL7USB) is a cable to connect the Brother FB100 disk drive to a USB port of your computer. Using FB100 Utility, the driver program of the Brotherlink 7 USB, you can read and write the contents of Brother Pattern OR Design A Knit disk. You can also format disks.

BL7USB IKBL7USB with Interactive knitting
BL7USBBL7USB without Interactive knitting
Knitlink ArmUpgrade kit to convert a BL7USB into a BL7USB IK

Supported hardware

Supported Knitting Machines

32 bit Operating Systems
Windows 98Windows MEWindows 2000Windows 2003Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 2008
64 bit Operating Systems
Windows 2003 x64Windows XP x64Windows Vista x64Windows 2008 x64

Where to buy
USA & Canada Eur  Rest of world
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FB100 Utility provides the following functions:
  • Read a Brother Pattern Disk and store the contents in a file on your computer
  • Write a Brother Pattern Disk from a file stored on your computer
  • Format a Brother Pattern Disk
  • Extract the patterns from a Brother Pattern Disk and store them as DesignaKnit PAT files on your computer
  • Show pictures of patterns on a track.


  1. Backup: you don't have to worry anymore about the fact that your disks might fail. Their contents is stored safely on your computer. You can save the contents rather easy to a CD ROM.
  2. Documentation: you can find the pattern you want to knit very easy by browsing the pictures on your computer. You don't have to ask yourself the question: where is the bit of paper I wrote the contents of the disk on?
  3. Make copy: when you want to provide someone with a copy of a Brother Pattern Disk, you can create a new disk from the file stored on your computer.
  4. In case one of your disks develops a defect, you just create a new disk with the same contents.
  5. You can format disks on your computer.
  6. DesignaKnit users can import the pattern files in DesignaKnit.
  7. A DesignaKnit user can deploy the BL7USB as a Screenlink, given the user has a Knitlink Arm.
  8. The latest update now adds .bmp graphic files and you  may view all designs within Windows Explorer or any graphic program!!
Print Catalog Sheets of all your designs!