Charting tuck stitches

Following on from Kate Atherley’s article on charting Brioche and Fisherman’s Rib Patterns I thought that it would be useful to detail how to chart Tuck stitches in Stitchmastery. Tuck stitches are common in machine knitting patterns and you will find many examples of interesting tuck stitch patterns in commercially made knitwear. Sometimes these areContinue Reading

Charting Conventions – a guest post by Kate Atherley

When knitters encounter their first chart, there’s usually a bit of a learning curve, and often a fair bit of consternation. When I teach classes on this, the question I always get is the entirely-reasonable “WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE SYMBOLS CHANGE MEANING?”. Perfectly fair! This seems like an absurd thing to do. And it’sContinue Reading

Interview series 17 – Thea Colman

Interview series 17 – Thea Colman

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

Stitchmastery Version 3.1.0

We’re pleased to let you know we have released an updated version of Stitchmastery – Version 3.1.0 can be downloaded from here. This version has the following changes: * Fixed issue with Edit Diagram Dialog so that colour of the font for annotations can be changed without also having to change the font. * FixedContinue Reading

Interview series 16 – Sarah Walworth

Interview series 16 – Sarah Walworth

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 15 – Birger Berge

Interview series 15 – Birger Berge

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 14 – Amelia Hodsdon

Interview series 14 – Amelia Hodsdon

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 13 – Luise O’Neill

Interview series 13 – Luise O’Neill

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

Charting Brioche and Fisherman’s Rib Patterns – a guest post by Kate Atherley

Brioche (and related) pattern stitches are enormously popular at the moment. They create wonderful textured fabrics, with lots of drape and visual interest. They’re terrific ways to use up busy variegated yarns, too – two-colour brioche is my absolute favourite application for an outrageously variegated yarn. These type of stitch patterns – also sometimes knownContinue Reading

Interview series 12 – Karie Westermann

Interview series 12 – Karie Westermann

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