Survey and competition

We’ve just launched a survey on all things Stitchmastery. We’re keen to hear from designers, tech editors and people who create charts for their own personal knitting needs. Even if you’ve specifically chosen not to use Stitchmastery before, or have only tried the demo version, we’d love to hear from you to help us understand what is important to you when designing, tech editing or charting. Your feedback will help us plan the next steps for improving and developing Stitchmastery.

There’s a very special giveaway attached – if you complete the survey, you’ll have the option to join the draw for two skeins of Midwinter Yarns’ Black and Blue yarn, in a hand-dyed grey and yellow. Each skein is DK with 250m to 100g, a blend of single-flock white and black Welsh Bluefaced Leicester. The draw is open worldwide and the yarn will be posted to the lucky winner in September.

The survey is open until 12 noon GMT on Friday 25th August and should take around 10 minutes to complete. To take part, follow the link:

Photo of two skeins of Midwinter Yarn in grey and yellow

We are also running a survey about our Knitmastery App, and all things related to tracking progress and using technology (or not) when knitting. If you’d like to take part, you can do so here: The Knitmastery prize is a skein of Border Tart’s limited edition EYF17 Blue Moon Indigo yarn. Find out more at

Annotating repeats – tutorial from Joeli

Today we have a guest tutorial from Joeli Kelly of Today I’m going to show you how to annotate a repeat on the chart. If you don’t know what that means, I’m talking about little numbers that you can put on the chart to represent how many stitches are in long stretches of repeats.Continue Reading

Borders and Repeats – tutorial from Joeli Kelly

We’re delighted to share another Stitchmastery tutorial from Joeli Kelly of “In this post we are going to talk about borders and repeats. To create a repeat, the first thing you’re going to do is select the stitches you want to place in the repeat. You can just click one stitch, hold shift, clickContinue Reading

“Going Both Ways” – post by Kate Atherley

“As a designer, you likely have a strong personal preference as to whether you work from charts or written instructions in a pattern. (And since you’re here, I think I know what the answer is!) Knitters have equally strong feelings, too – and their opinion doesn’t always match yours. Whether a knitter prefers charts orContinue Reading

Stitchmastery tutorial – editing the key

We have a guest post for you today from Joeli of “In this post we are going to talk about the key and different ways you might want to edit this key. The first thing you might want to do is change one of the entries. I previously showed you in the video aboutContinue Reading

Knitmastery app now available – Giveaway!

We’re delighted to announce that Knitmastery is now available for free from the iOS App Store! To celebrate, we’re running a giveaway – find out more at Here’s a hint of the prizes available…                           Knitmastery is proud to sponsor Edinburgh YarnContinue Reading

How to add a Repeat or Border to a Stitchmastery chart

A little while ago I wrote gave some examples of how ‘Borders’ and ‘Repeats’ could be added to a Stitchmastery chart (Repeats and Borders on a Stitchmastery chart) and the differences that these made to both the visual appearance of the chart and to the written instructions that Stitchmastery automatically generates. The bottom line: ifContinue Reading

Publications using Stitchmastery – Knit Now

Last week I blogged about Knitty who have been using Stitchmastery to create all of their knitting charts for nearly 5 years. There is another magazine, though, that has been using Stitchmastery for just over 5 years and has a record number of editions (67!) published with charts created with the use of Stitchmastery. KnitContinue Reading

Publications using Stitchmastery – Knitty

One of the first publications to begin using Stitchmastery to create all of their knitting charts was Knitty. That was nearly 5 years ago in the Winter bis 2011 edition;- Save Save In that edition Knitty also published a review of Stitchmastery and explained the reasons why Knitty adopted Stitchmastery as their official charting software.Continue Reading