EnvisioKnit User's Manual

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Drawing with Yarns and Stitches

The Yarn and Stitch editing mode allows you to draw on your chart using a particular yarn and stitch. Select the yarn and stitch from the palettes on the right, and the tool you want to draw with. The Yarn and Stitch Mode toolbar will look like this:

Yarn and Stitch Toolbar

Now let's go through what each of these tools does.

Select

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Selecting Stitches

Allows you to select regions of your chart. Usually select is used with other tools, for instance, to select a region and then copy and paste it to another location.

Draw Freehand

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Drawing Freehand

The basic draw tool. Draws the selected yarn and stitch wherever you click on the chart. Click and drag to create a continuous line of stitches.

Draw Line

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Drawing Lines

Draws a straight line. Click where you want the line to begin, drag to where you want it to end, and release the mouse button.

Draw Rectangle

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Drawing a Rectangle

Draws an unfilled rectangle. Click where you want one corner of the rectangle to be, and drag to where you want the opposite corner and release the mouse button.

Draw Filled Rectangle

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Drawing a Filled Rectangle

Draws a filled rectangle. Again, click where you want one corner to be, and drag to the opposite corner.

Fill

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Filling Inside the Rectangle

Fills all cells in a connected region with the selected yarn and stitch. Click inside the area you want to fill.

Erase

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Erasing part of the chart

Erases stitches. This is identical to drawing with the no-stitch.

Rotate 90 Degrees Counter Clockwise

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Rotating Stitches 90 Degrees CCW

Copies the selected region of stitches and rotates it by 90 degrees counter clockwise. The rotated copy will follow your cursor around the chart until you click the mouse button to place it.

Rotate 180 Degrees

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Rotating Stitches 180 Degrees

Rotates a selected region of stitches 180 degrees. Works the same way as the rotate 90 degrees tool, but rotates 180 degrees.

Rotate 90 Degrees Clockwise

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Rotating Stitches 90 Degrees CW

Rotates a selected region of stitches 90 degrees clockwise.

Horizontal Flip

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Flipping Stitches Horizontally

Copies the selected region of stitches and flips it horizontally. The flipped copy follows your cursor around the chart until you click the mouse button to place it. Mirrors directional stitches such as decreases, increases and cables horizontally as well (for instance, k2tog flips to ssk).

Vertical Flip

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Flipping Stitches Vertically

Flips the selected region of stitches vertically. Works like the horizontal flip tool, but flips vertically.

Crop

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Cropping the Chart

Reduces the size of the chart to just the selected region. To use the crop tool, first select the region you want to crop to and then press the crop button. Your chart will be reduced to just the region you selected.

Zoom

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Zooming In

Zooms in or out, making the chart appear larger or smaller. Clicking the left mouse button zooms in...

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Zooming Out

And clicking the right mouse button zooms out.

Zoom to Fit

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Zooming to Fit

Zooms the chart to best fit the edit window.

Zoom to Height

Zooms the chart to fit it vertically within the edit window.

Zoom to Width

Zooms the chart to fit it horizontally within the edit window.

Cut

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Cutting Stitches Out

Removes a region of stitches from the chart, copies them to the clipboard, and replaces them with no-stitches. Select the stitches you want to cut, and press the Cut button. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl-X on the keyboard.

Copy

Copies the selected region of stitches to the clipboard. Select the stitches you want to copy and press the Copy button. Alternatively, you can press Ctrl-C on the keyboard.

Paste

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Pasting Stitches

Pastes the stitches on the clipboard to the chart. If you have already cut or copied stitches, press the the paste button, or alternatively Ctrl-V on the keyboard. The pasted stitches will follow your cursor around the chart until you click to place them.

Undo

Reverts your last chart edit.

Redo

Redoes the last chart edit you have undone.

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