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

Creating your own User Stitch Libraries in Stitchmastery Version 3

  This video explains how to create your own user stitch library in Stitchmastery Version 3. Stitchmastery comes pre-loaded with two default Stitchmastery libraries (also available in German and Danish) which contain many stitches. As you may know, it is not possible to edit these default libraries, so if you want to customise the appearanceContinue Reading

Migrating User Stitch Libraries from V2 to V3, and Opening V2 charts in V3

In this video we explore migrating user stitch libraries from Stitchmastery Version 2 into Version 3, and also look at what happens when you open a Version 2 chart in Version 3. Firstly, we will look at where our Version 2 user stitch libraries will appear when we open Version 3 for the first time.Continue Reading