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Update for MacOS users – good news!

Update for MacOS users – good news!

In November, Apple released Big Sur, the new Mac operating system, and there were several compatibility issues meaning Stitchmastery would not run properly. Cathy has been working on a Stitchmastery software update to solve these issues along with a couple of other tweaks, and this will be available for our three platforms soon (macOS, Windows and Linux).

However, Apple have now released an update to Big Sur – version 11.2.1 – and Stitchmastery 3.1.0 seems to run almost perfectly on this new version of Big Sur – phew! We have asked several people to test this for us and for the most part, all seems well. 

There is one minor issue we’ve encountered, whereby charts get stretched/skewed if you drag down the panel underneath the chart (the Outline View and Output Text panels). We will work on fixing this for the next update of Stitchmastery, but in the meantime, clicking on the chart itself will trigger Stitchmastery to redraw it properly. 

If you’d like to try it, we recommend backing up your machine (backing-up tips here), updating Big Sur to at least version 11.2.1, and then run Stitchmastery version 3.1.0. If you need to update your Stitchmastery software, you can download version 3.1.0 from our downloads page.

We’ll post again when the Stitchmastery update is available. 

If you have any questions, you can contact us via our help centre or using the Contact Us form on our Support page.

Alert for macOS users

Alert for macOS users

Updated 20 Jan to add more suggested work-arounds. Updated 24 Feb to correct typo (missing “1” from list). Apple released Big Sur, the new Mac operating system, last week, and we’ve discovered several compatibility issues which means Stitchmastery won’t run properly on that system. It will take us a wee while to work out theContinue Reading

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

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

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

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

Survey and competition

Survey and competition

We’ve just launched a survey on all things Stitchmastery. We’re keen to hear from designers, tech editors and people who create charts for their own personal knitting needs. Even if you’ve specifically chosen not to use Stitchmastery before, or have only tried the demo version, we’d love to hear from you to help us understandContinue Reading

Edinburgh Yarn Festival is nearly here!

There is mounting excitement amongst knitters and spinners here in Edinburgh. We are accustomed to Festivals in Edinburgh. There is the famous International Festival in August, the International Science Festival, the Book Festival, Film Festival, Storytelling Festival and so on.. Now we have a Yarn Festival! The inaugural event of the Edinburgh Yarn Festival takesContinue Reading