EnvisioKnit User's Manual
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Table of Contents
- Getting Started
- The Chart Editor
- The Pattern Editor
- The Yarn Studio
- Stitch Properties
- Printing and Exporting
- Other Features
The stitch properties window is a pop-up that will appear when you double click on a stitch in the Stitch Palette. You can edit any stitch, custom or built-in, except the no-stitch.
The stitch editor allows you to customize the stitch abbreviation and instructions for both the right-side and wrong-side (the reverse side). Also, you can change the stitch symbol by clicking the Change Symbol button, which opens the Symbol Editor.
If you decide that you are not happy with your customizations, you can always revert the stitch to its out-of-the-box default settings by clicking the Revert Changes button.
EnvisioKnit also allows you to modify or add a stitch so that it is in your stitch palette by default by making your changes in the default stitch palette. Go to the main menu and select Settings->Default Settings... The Default Settings window will appear. Select the Stitches tab, and then add your new stitches or make changes to the existing ones (double-click on a stitch to change it). When you click OK, your default settings will be saved. Then, when you create a new design, your customizations will appear in the palette. Existing designs will not be affected by your changes to the default palette, because each design file contains its own stitch palette so that stitches can be customized independently for each design. See Default Settings for more information about default design options.
With the symbol editor, you can customize the existing stitch symbol, or start from scratch and draw your own using the provided symbol components. Under the "Shapes" tab, you will find basic shapes as well as letters and numbers that you can place and combine to create custom symbols.
By default, most symbols are set to stretch to fit the entire stitch cell (or cells, in the case of cables and other stitches that use multiple cells) which is usually not perfectly square (it depends on your chart's gauge). If you do not want your symbol to be stretched, you can uncheck the "Stretch symbol to fit cell" checkbox.
Creating New Symbols
Select the area to place the new shape
To add a new shape to your stitch symbol, first select the area where the new shape should go. Click on one corner of the area inside the Symbol box, and drag the cursor to the opposite corner. The region you've selected will be highlighted in blue.
Click the shape to add
Now just click the shape you want in the palette. The open circle was clicked in the example shown on the right. The new shape will be positioned and sized to fit inside the area you have selected.
You can continue to add and combine shapes this way to build more complex symbols. If you make a mistake, you can click the "Remove" button and the last shape you added will be removed. To revert back to the original symbol click "Reset". Click the "Clear" button if you want to clear the entire symbol.