Category Archives: Stitchmastery Software

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.
* Fixed refresh issue with stitches in chart which were not being updated when a Yarn colour was edited.
* Fixed refresh issue when the grid width or grid height were updated.
* Added keystroke shortcut for macOS which was missing.
* Added two new symbol sets for symbols commonly used in Estonian knitting patterns. The new symbols sets are called Stitchmastery Estonian and Stitchmastery EstonianCable and can be used alongside other symbol sets.
* Added 16, 18 and 24 stitch wide cable symbols to the Stitchmastery DotCableEH and Stitchmastery DashCableEH symbol sets.
* Added some symbols for machine knitting to the Stitchmastery DotCable and Stitchmastery DashCable symbol sets. The new symbols represent moving stitches across needle bed or between needle beds.
*The Edit Stitch Appearance dialog now scales down the stitch editing canvas to fit onto the dialog. This is especially useful when editing a very wide stitch.
* The system stitch definition for 2/2 LPC has been fixed so that its mirror stitch is 2/2 RPC. Note this issue has been in Stitchmastery since 2011!!
* Fixed issue with generating written instructions where a repeat was not being found.
* Renamed the feature ‘Flip Selection Horizontally’ to ‘Flip Selection on Horizontal Axis’ to remove ambiguity.
* Renamed the feature ‘Flip Selection Vertically’ to ‘Flip Selection on Vertical Axis’ to remove ambiguity.

To view the symbol sets visit

If you are already running Version 3 (3.0.1 or 3.0.2) fully activated (ie you don’t see “Demo” in the drawing area and are able to save/export charts) you do NOT need to buy a new Activation key. Just download the new version of software and input your existing Version 3 key if prompted. If you have misplaced the email containing your key, you can log into your Stitchmastery account to check it – follow the My Account link at the bottom of the website.

If you are currently running version 1 or version 2 fully activated, you will need to buy a Version 3 Activation Key if you want the full mode (this is free for existing customers) – please add the key to your cart (via our Shop page) and then put your V1 or V2 activation key in the Coupon Code section. This should set the price to £0. If you have any problem with the coupon code or can’t find your V1 or V2 activation key, please email support [at] with as may details as possible (eg email address used to purchase, payment method, rough date of purchase) so that we can identify your purchase and send you the code. Once you have a Version 3 Activation Key, download the software and you’ll be prompted for your key when you have installed it.

If you have never bought a full activation, you can download the new version of the software from the link above and it will run in demo mode.

Please note that we highly recommend ensuring your Stitchmastery chart files (.knt2) and library files (.smlib), along with any exported images or text, are not stored in the Stitchmastery folder which contains the application, icon, configurations folder, etc. This is because the uninstaller in the updated version may delete the Stitchmastery folder and all it contains – you should save your working files in a separate folder. If you want to keep your previous version of the software, use the New Folder option when running the download and choose a different location. We also highly recommend backing up your computer before making any changes to software. If you have any uncertainties about this, our blog post should help.

Other known issues in Version 3.1.0 which are not fixed in this update;-
– help menu files not appearing on macOS – in the meantime please see our User Manual on the Support page of our website
– Stitchmastery behaving slowly when editing large charts
– an issue with regular fonts being rendered strangely when exporting to image in macOS Catalina

We are working on these issues and will issue another update once they are solved.

As ever, if you have any problems, please do check our Ravelry discussion board to see if the query has already been answered, visit the Support page on our website, or email us

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

Where did my file go? And other common questions

We quite often hear from people that they’ve lost their files, or they can’t open them again after exporting. We thought it might be useful to go through the various file types involved with Stitchmastery and some handy hints for saving, locating and using them. .knt2 files These are your active working chart files. TheyContinue Reading