In this article, you'll get a quick tour of the software interface. There are more in-depth articles on how to work with each element here.
- Design screen
- Option columns
After clicking the 'Create new design' button, this screen appears.
At the top, you see a green title bar, that also holds a folder icon and your account avatar at the right end. The big yellow square in the middle is the current panel that you are designing.
The two crossing red lines indicate the position of the cursor. When the cursor hovers in one location for 2 seconds an information box pops up which tells you the location (stitch, row), which yarn is used in the front and rear, and which stitch is made in the front and rear.
At the bottom middle, there are two buttons for zooming in and out. The home button resets the zoom settings and centers your piece.
On the left-hand side, you can see a toolbar with different elements:
- Undo/Redo (Ctr+Z or Cmd+Z/Ctr+Y or Cmd+y)
- Marquee tool
- Move (Space bar + click and drag)
- Drawing tools
- Yarn feeders/Colour selection
When working in Stitch-view, one extra tool will appear in the toolbar: the Stitch Selector, with which you can composite stitches. Read more about how to use stitches here.
On the top right you can find a menu with different panels. In this article, you can find what these panels are and what you can do with them. For more information on specific features, follow the links in the article.
At the top, right below the folder and your account icon, is the name of your file. It is titled 'Untitled' when starting the file and you can alter the name by pressing the save icon on the left. Read more about creating a new design here.
In the Template panel, you can adjust the dimensions and stitch settings of your piece.
In pattern view, you can design a pattern with the drawing tools, import images, and create birdseye jacquards from your designs. You can view both the front and back of your design. When you are only using one bed, the other one will appear black.
In stitch view, you design the stitch pattern of your piece. The colors you see on the canvas don’t represent the yarn colors, each color represents a different type of action and is accompanied by a stitch symbol. You can draw stitch symbols and you can add the start and bind-off modules. Read more about how to use stitches here.
When zoomed in, in Stitch View, as well as the individual stitches becoming visible, the option columns pop up on the left. In these columns, you can set the racking, speed, takedown and stitch size for your knitting.
In Config, you can check if your design has any mistakes that need your attention by clicking 'Validate'. If everything is right and you are happy with your design, you can compile the design to export and download the kcode by clicking 'Compile'.