Whilst the mouse is over stitches in a chart then the Drawing Tool is active, otherwise the Arrow Selection Tool is active.
To enter Drawing Mode, select a stitch type from the palette or from the key in the Chart Diagram file. Initially the cursor will be an arrow as the Arrow Selection Tool is active. If the mouse is moved over stitches in the chart the Drawing Tool will become active and the cursor will change to a pencil.
If drawing the stitch is not possible then the cursor changes to a 'Not Allowed' image. An example of this is when a wide stitch such as a cable is selected but the mouse is near the right hand side of the chart.
To draw a stitch on the chart move the mouse to the desired location and click. A single stitch will be drawn.
To draw several stitches adjacent to one another, click down on the first stitch and then, whilst the button is still down, move the mouse over as many stitches as desired. Release the mouse button to finish drawing.
If the stitch type has not been used in the chart before, then an entry for the new stitch type will be automatically added to the key.
To change to a different stitch type or to a colour / yarn, select again from the palette or from the key.
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