EnvisioKnit User's Manual

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Instruction Mode

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Instruction Mode (Flat knitting)

The Instruction Mode displays the written instructions for your chart. The instructions are generated automatically and are continuously updated as you design. The Instruction Mode provides several options to determine how the instructions should be generated. The options are listed on the right above the instructions.

Starting on Right or Wrong side

The Row 1 is right-side option specifies whether the first row of the chart is a right-side row. If the chart is worked flat, then the row following the right-side row will be a wrong-side row. If the chart is worked in the round then all the rows will be either right-side or wrong-side, as determined by the setting for the first row.

Working In the Round

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Changing Instructions generated in the Round

The In the Round option determines whether the instructions are generated for working the chart flat or circular. If set, instructions are generated in the round (circular). Otherwise, they are generated for flat knitting.

Colorwork

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Generating Colorwork Instructions

By default, written instructions are generated only for the stitch pattern and color changes are omitted since they are shown in the chart. The Include Colors option can be set to include colors changes in the written instructions. The Use Color Aliases option can be used to represent the yarn colors with letters (i.e. A, B, C...). If this option is used, the letters corresponding to each yarn color will appear in the yarn legend. Unsetting Use Color Aliases will generate the colorwork instructions using the full name of each yarn. For complex colorwork charts, you may find that using aliases for the colors helps simplify and shorten the instructions.

Chart Repeats

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Instructions Repeated 3 Times

The instructions can be generated to repeat the chart a specified number of times. By default, the instructions are generated for each row in the chart to be worked once. Setting the Repeat Chart number will generate instructions for working the chart the number of times that you set. For example, if you have a row of 20 knit stitches and you set Repeat Chart to 3 times, the corresponding instructions will read K60. This option is handy if you have a chart that is repeated across several times and only want to chart the first repetition.

Including Stitch Counts

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Showing the Number of Worked Stitches

The number of worked stitches can be automatically included at the end of each row instruction. This option can be enabled by setting the Include Stitch Counts. Including the stitch counts in the written instructions can help the knitter check that each row has been worked correctly. The instruction count is shown in parentheses at the end of each row. For example, [K2, p2] 5 times (20 sts).

Repeated Sections

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Repeated Chart Sections

You may want to generate the written instructions so that a section of a chart is repeated, but the rest of the chart is not. You can do this with repeated sections.

The options for repeated sections are on the Repeats tab. To mark a section, select the area (with the select tool) and click Repeat Selected Area. Set the number of times that the section should be worked. The written instructions will be automatically regenerated to reflect your settings. Also, because you are changing how the chart is worked, the Chart Checker will be updated as well.

You can have non-rectangular and non-connected repeated sections. Just select additional areas and click the Repeat Selection button. Overlapping areas will be merged together. The Undo and Redo commands work for adding repeats, so you can use them to revert unwanted changes.

A colored overlay is shown to visually indicate the location of the areas in the Chart Editor. The overlay will not appear in the final exported chart. You can uncheck it to disable it or change the color to make it more visible. If you want a visual indicator of the repeat shown on the exported chart, you can go to Border mode and outline the area with a border line. to visually indicate the area to the knitter.

Omitted Sections

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Omitted Chart Section

You can now mark areas of your chart to be omitted from the automatically generated written instructions. The instruction generator will simply skip over them. This can be used for many purposes, but generally it is to show things on the chart that are not meant to be worked literally.

Omissions can be added and modified on the Omissions tab. As with repeated sections, To mark an omitted section, select the area (with the select tool) and click Omit Selected Area. The written instructions will be automatically regenerated to reflect your settings and the Chart Checker will be updated as well.

You can have non-rectangular and non-connected repeated sections. Select additional areas and click the Omit Selection button. Overlapping areas will be merged together. The Undo and Redo commands can be used them to revert unwanted changes. Repeated and omitted sections can overlap, the omissions will take precedence.

A colored overlay is shown to visually indicate the location of the areas in the Chart Editor. The overlay will not appear in the final exported chart. You can uncheck it to disable it or change the color to make it more visible.

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