Borders can be used to highlight a repeat of stitches but can also be used to denote custom instructions. Examples include marking sections of the chart such as left section, centre section etc, indicating the starting row/round for different sizes, etc.
Repeats can have a border associated with them but this is optional. Borders are a purely visual tool that is visible on the chart only. Borders are not present in the written instructions that are output by Stitchmastery. On the other hand a Repeat is included in the internal model that Stitchmastery maintains and is used to generate written instructions that include the appropriate instructions for repeats.
A Repeat is used to model a group of consecutive stitches in a row that are to be repeated and are used to generate written instructions that include repeats.
There are two categories of repeats; Explicit repeats and Implicit repeats.
Borders can be placed around a stitch or group of stitches. An entry for the border is placed in the key. Borders can be drawn on any of the four sides (North, South, East, West) of the stitch cells or any combination. The border's name, colour and line style can all be customised.