In the top icon bar, there are two flip tools – one which flips the selection on a horizontal axis and one which flips on a vertical axis. The stitches will remain in the same place – imagine lifting a playing card and placing it upside down in the same place, rather than turning the page of a book over its spine. So if you want to create a mirrored image, you will need to use copy and paste in addition to the flip tools.
Stitches which have a left or right lean (eg increases, decreases, cable stitches) will be replaced with their opposite when flipped on a vertical axis. Flipping increases on a horizontal axis will not replace them with decreases (and vice versa) but it can be useful for creating symmetrical colourwork or lace designs.
First, select the stitches you want to flip (see Selection Tools).
Then click on the relevant tool – here we have clicked on the flip on a vertical axis tool.
As can be seen, the m1 left leaning stitch has been replaced with the right leaning version, and the Output text and Key have updated automatically.
Next, we have selected a smaller collection of stitches and used the flip on a horizontal axis tool.
And here is the result;-
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