There are three groups of videos to help you use Stitchmastery. The first and second group of videos have been created as short snippets of a single topic. They have been designed so that their message is clear without the need for audio, thus making them accessible for speakers of all languages. For the first group, subtitles are provided in English, French and German. Further down the page you can find more in-depth tutorial videos with spoken descriptions from Joeli of the Tech Editor Hub. Some of these have a transcript available – links are provided beneath the relevant videos.
New videos are added regularly. If you have a suggestion for a video that you would find useful please let us know. Perhaps there is a feature or ‘trick’ for creating the perfect chart that you think that other users can benefit from? Email to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
First group – with English, French & German subtitles
Create a simple chart / Machen Sie eine einfaches Diagramm / Faire un diagramme simple
Change the fonts in a chart / Ändern Sie die Schriftarten in einem Diagramm / Changez les polices dans un diagramme
Second group – Weekly Tip videos
These snippets were first created for use on our Instagram page and as such are limited to 30 seconds. They give quick demonstrations of Stitchmastery features/functions, which are described briefly below.
Changing the number of Recently Opened Items in your File menu
To change the number of recently opened items that appear under your Stitchmastery File menu, just open your Workspace options in Preferences and select a number between 0 and 15.
How to turn on grid highlighting
If you have a large or busy chart, the knitter might find it helpful to have a highlight at regular intervals. With Stitchmastery you can choose the frequency of these highlighted gridlines and the colour used – click Diagram and Edit Diagram Properties, and you’ll find these options under More on Grid Highlighting.
Exporting chart and key as images
Did you know you can export your chart and key as separate images to use in your final designs? And if you want to display your key differently, you can export each stitch & definition as separate images and rearrange to suit. This video demonstrates where to click to select each element, and the options to tick in the Export to Image dialog box.
Do you use the number checking feature in the Outline section? Stitchmastery automatically calculates your row counts and alerts you if something is amiss. If you ever accidentally close or minimise your Outline tool, you can open it again by opening the Tools option in the menu bar, then click Show View and choose Outline. You can also drag it to appear in other areas of your screen.
Some ways of locating your .knt2 files
Have you ever wondered where your .knt2 files are saved or how to open them? This video shows some options:
1) if you have a chart file open, hover over its name to see its location;
2) choose the File menu and Open, or double click the “open folder” symbol, to open a browser box and look for your files; or
3) if you’ve recently worked on the file, it may appear in your recent items section at the bottom of your File menu.
Stitchmastery Tutorial: Editing the Key
Transcript available here: Editing the Key – tutorial from Joeli
How To: Use Stitchmastery To Check Lace Charts
Stitchmastery Tutorial: Customising Default Abbreviations and Style Sheet
Stitchmastery: Borders and Repeats
Transcript available here: Borders and repeats – tutorial from Joeli
Annotating Repeats / Stitchmastery Tutorial
Transcript available here: Annotating repeats – tutorial from Joeli