Navigating Knit Stitches with Stitch Maps

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This post contains affiliate links. Knitting stitch charts have been around for quite a while, and they are reasonably straightforward and standardized. However, they aren’t ideal for every type of stitch pattern. The website Stitch Maps offers a novel way of charting knitting patterns which solves some of the problems inherent in a grid-based knitting chart. Read on, and …

Review: Melissa Leapman’s Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters

Indepensable Stitch Collection by Melissa Leapman

Quarto Publishing provided a copy of Indispensable Stitch Collection for Crocheters free of charge. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. Did you hear me squee when this came in the mail? No? You must not have been on the East Coast at the time. There aren’t enough crochet stitch dictionaries on the market. I’m always scouring …

In Search of Crochet Charting Software, Part 2

Stitch Works Software

Knowledgeable crochet illustrators can create professional-looking crochet charts using vector graphics editors, as I showed in a previous post. But what about the other 99.9% of the crochet population? Are there viable alternatives that allows the average crocheter to create stitch charts? Yes and no, but mostly “not yet”. The Challenges Software development is a very time-consuming …

Review: The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary

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STC Craft provided a copy of The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary free of charge. The opinions expressed here are entirely my own. Wendy Bernard, author of The Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary, follows the success of that volume with a new stitch dictionary, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary. Both books include stitch pattern instructions …