Alert for macOS users

Apple released Big Sur, the new Mac operating system, last week, and we’ve discovered several compatibility issues which means Stitchmastery won’t run properly on that system. It will take us a wee while to work out the changes required and issue our own software update, so in the meantime our advice to any Stitchmastery users on macOS is not to upgrade to Big Sur, if it’s your only machine for designing on.

If you’ve already upgraded, it should be possible to revert back to Catalina or an earlier system – please get in touch if you need any advice on doing this.

We’ll post again when there is a Stitchmastery update available.

If you have any questions, you can contact us via our help centre (either in the https://stitchmastery.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/community/posts/360013964117-Alert-for-macOS-users-Big-Sur-Stitchmastery-compatibility-issue thread or click on Submit a Request) or by email to support@stitchmastery.com.

Interview series 25 – Kerry Bullock-Ozkan

Interview series 25 – Kerry Bullock-Ozkan

In 2017 we ran a survey of Stitchmastery users and one response particularly caught our imagination – someone told us they would like to hear from other Stitchmastery users and how they make use of the software. We’re delighted to bring you a series of interviews with designers, tech editors, magazine editors and teachers –Continue Reading

On accessibility – guest post by Kate Atherley

There’s been a lot of discussion recently in the knitting world about accessibility. It’s a broad topic, and we know we can’t possibly address all concerns or answer all questions, but there are few aspects that we wanted to talk about. We thought it was worthwhile to review some of the features in Stitchmastery thatContinue Reading

Interview series 24 – Mara Licole

Interview series 24 – Mara Licole

In 2017 we ran a survey of Stitchmastery users and one response particularly caught our imagination – someone told us they would like to hear from other Stitchmastery users and how they make use of the software. We’re delighted to bring you a series of interviews with designers, tech editors, magazine editors and teachers –Continue Reading

New help centre for Stitchmastery

For the past while we’ve been working on setting up a one-stop help centre on Zendesk, which now contains everything from our User Manual alongside relevant links to blog posts and videos, all with searchable tags. Anybody can post a comment to ask a question against a specific topic and it’s integrated with a supportContinue Reading

Repeats and brackets – a guest post by Kate Atherley

One of my favourite features of Stitchmastery is the ability to generate written instructions for the charts I make. When I’m writing up a pattern, it helps me make the patterns more inclusive and knitter-friendly, because I can provide both options very easily. It saves time when I’m editing, too: if I’m reviewing a patternContinue Reading

Interview series 23 – Mary W. Martin

Interview series 23 – Mary W. Martin

In 2017 we ran a survey of Stitchmastery users and one response particularly caught our imagination – someone told us they would like to hear from other Stitchmastery users and how they make use of the software. We’re delighted to bring you a series of interviews with designers, tech editors, magazine editors and teachers –Continue Reading

Interview series 22 – Emily K. Williams

Interview series 22 – Emily K. Williams

In 2017 we ran a survey of Stitchmastery users and one response particularly caught our imagination – someone told us they would like to hear from other Stitchmastery users and how they make use of the software. We’re delighted to bring you a series of interviews with designers, tech editors, magazine editors and teachers –Continue Reading

Interview series 21 – Dario Tubiana

Interview series 21 – Dario Tubiana

In 2017 we ran a survey of Stitchmastery users and one response particularly caught our imagination – someone told us they would like to hear from other Stitchmastery users and how they make use of the software. We’re delighted to bring you a series of interviews with designers, tech editors, magazine editors and teachers –Continue Reading

A Design From Idea to Publication – a guest post by Kate Atherley

I’m often asked how it works to publish a design, what the steps are. I thought it might be interesting to outline them. For a self-published pattern, it goes roughly like this: 1. The Idea 2. Knitting It 3. Writing It Up 4. Editing 5. Photography 6. Pattern layout 7. Post to Ravelry, other onlineContinue Reading