Stitchmastery is 7 – tips and tricks for getting started knitting stranded colourwork

We’re enjoying seeing some progress on our knit-along (if you’re new to the blog, see our Stitchmastery is 7; Anniversary Mittens KAL and design-along! post for full information) and we’re delighted to hear that some intrepid knitters are considering trying stranded colourwork for the first time. We thought it might be helpful to point youContinue Reading

Stitchmastery is 7 – getting started with customising a mitten chart

Thank you to everyone who has sent kind messages for our 7th anniversary! Today we’re sharing some tips on how to start customising the mitten pattern if you’ve never used Stitchmastery before. First off, you’ll need to download Stitchmastery, which you can do for free in the demo version (which is the same software asContinue Reading

Interview series 1 – Hunter Hammersen

Interview series 1 – Hunter Hammersen

Last year 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 Short Rows” – a guest post by Kate Atherley

Short rows are an incredibly useful technique in knitting. They’re used to create curves, change stripes, turn corners and add bust shaping. Although simple in principle, they add a fair degree of complication to pattern instructions, and can be a particular challenge when building them into charted patterns. Stichmastery makes the key element of dealingContinue Reading

Stitchmastery is 7 – Anniversary Mittens KAL and design-along!

Stitchmastery is 7 – Anniversary Mittens KAL and design-along!

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 youContinue Reading

Helping with translations

When we launched Stitchmastery Version 3, one of the key additions to the programme were German and Danish translations of both the system Stitch Libraries and the Text Templates stylesheets. We were able to add these thanks to designers who helped us with the translations. This addition to the software means that anyone who wouldContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3.0.2

We’re pleased to let you know we have released an updated version of Stitchmastery – Version 3.0.2. This version has the following changes: – fix for bug that affected users with a machine set to a language other than English which prevented them editing stitch symbols – fix for bug that meant that stitches didContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3.0.1

We’re pleased to let you know we have released an updated version of Stitchmastery – Version 3.0.1. This version has the following changes: – fix for bug that affected any cable stitches based on the Stitchmastery DashCableEH symbol set causing them to appear to be blank (if this has been a problem for you, beContinue Reading

Stitchmastery Version 3 is now available

This blog post details the changes made to the software for Version 3, and how to download it – the information is all relevant for Version 3.0.2 which is now available. The upgrade is free for existing customers – see below for instructions on how to use your current activation key as a coupon code.Continue Reading

Customising the appearance of your stitches in Stitchmastery Version 3

This video explains the new method of customising stitches in Stitchmastery Version 3. If you’ve never created a User Library in Stitchmastery or need more help with the technical side of customising stitches (eg considering how much a stitch consumes and produces, and what the wrong side version should be) read the “Viewing and EditingContinue Reading