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Getting started
Basic introduction to creating a chart and adding colourwork –
Replacing one colour in your chart with another –
Creating a simple chart (made in an earlier version of Stitchmastery) –
Creating a simple lace chart and exporting the image + written instructions –
Finding the full instruction of a stitch –
Finding your activation key if you’ve bought the full version –
Creating a chart from written input –

Finding your way around
Some of the ways you can rearrange the layout of your drawing area –
Having two knt2 files open side by side tiled –
Having two or more charts side by side in one knt2 file –
Using the arrange tool –
Controlling your stitch palette – hiding, renaming, pinning open drawers, and rearranging the contents –
Opening an existing chart file (aka .knt2 file) from within Stitchmastery and changing the number of recently opened files which are shown in the File menu –
Using Stitchmastery to check lace charts (by Joeli) –
Using the row validation feature –

Editing and exporting your charts and key
Editing row and column labels –
Changing row/column numbers to start with something other than 1 –
Hiding certain column ID labels only –
Using right click as stitch delete –
Using the select tools –
Using Fill mode –
Using the flip tools –
Using the insert tools –
Copying columns with wide stitches –
Using Insert Copied Columns and the flip tools to create a mirror image –
Dragging to copy or move stitches –
Creating an irregular chart and hiding the “no stitches” –
Charting slipped stitches –
Changing the fonts in the chart –
Turning on grid highlighting –
Changing the shape and size of your chart cells –
Annotating repeated stitches (by Joeli) –
Adding annotations for repeated stitches –
Editing the key entries –
Editing the key (by Joeli) –
Adding a title to your chart after it’s created –
Exporting charts and key as images –
Splitting large charts and adding overlaps –

Borders and repeats
Borders and repeats (by Joeli) –
Adding borders without a repeat –
Adding repeats and borders to an irregularly shaped selection of stitches –
Setting a custom default border with your appearance stylesheet –
Adding repeats within repeats –
Adding number of repeats (for different sizes) to written instructions –

Customising stitches
Creating a User Stitch Library –
Duplicating or editing stitches to customise them –
Creating new stitches and linking their mirror or wrong side version –
Customising stitches to add colour for clarity –
Migrating User Stitch Libraries from Version 2 into Version 3, and Opening Version 2 charts in Version 3 –
Creating Russian/Eastern European style charts –
Creating a user library for lace designs in garter stitch if you want a blank cell to represent knit on both sides –
Creating a custom stitch for “drop yarn over” or “drop stitch” –

Dealing with the written instructions
Adding yarn colours to your written instructions –
Customising Default Abbreviations and Style Sheet (by Joeli) –
Changing the output text for a single stitch – “k1” or just “k”? –
Changing how and when your stitch count appears –
Adding line spacing to your written instructions/output text –
Exporting written instructions and stitch glossary –
Using translations in Stitchmastery (currently German and Danish available) –

Extra tweaking
Setting global preferences –
Using Sticky Notes –
Where to save files and how to set up on a new computer/laptop –

Videos with English, French & German subtitles – these were made in an earlier version of Stitchmastery, but the principles remain the same.

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 –