July 2018 marks 7 years since Cathy first released Stitchmastery, so we are celebrating our 7th anniversary and happily the associated material for 7th anniversaries is WOOL! So we have a woolly (or at least, yarny) community project in mind – a mitten knit and/or design along.
Cathy has designed a mitten pattern, which you can download here as a free pdf and we’ll be hosting a knit-along in the Stitchmastery Ravelry group and on Instagram with hashtag #StitchmasteryIs7. There will be some prizes for finished objects and for helpful posts.
We’re also encouraging knitters and designers to try out Stitchmastery by providing the mitten template chart as a .knt2 file and welcoming everyone to come up with their own design. This will be accompanied by some new tutorials and tips. We’ll have prizes for this too, and hope that taking part, asking questions and sharing progress will create a fun chance for people to get to grips with Stitchmastery for the first time (though we’ll be very happy to see designs from experienced users too!). You can share photos/images of the design you’ve come up with or a finished object photo of a knitted pair.
If you don’t have Stitchmastery already, you can download the demo and open the .knt2 file to play around with a new design. The demo version does not support saving or exporting files, so if you wish to save your design, you’ll need to purchase an activation key and activate the full program via the Tools menu. That will allow you to export the chart and written instructions, which could become the main building-blocks for your first self-published design!
The knit/design along starts today, and will round up at the end of October.
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