How To.. Mix "over 2" and "over 1" stitches

How to mix stitch sizes

This section was prompted by the following questions:

“I am looking to make a rather complex pattern that requires
the majority stitched over 2, with some segments stitched over 1.
How would I accomplish this with MacStitch?”



Working ‘Over 2’ on screen only affects how things look when in 'stitches' view.
And even then, when you are able to see some cloth behind the stitches..
( For example if you have imported a photo and are looking at wall-to-wall stitches you won’t see any difference.)

Here is a view of some full stitches in color block mode


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Here is the same , shown as Stitched view, ‘over 1’:
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To change that to ‘Over 2’ ...choose View menu / Style / select an Aida cloth, and you get this dialog:

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Select the first of these (over 2), and the stitched view looks like this: (see how the same stitches now ‘jump’ a hole)

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Next, to add 'over one' stitches to that, use this icon on the toolbar:

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And add stitches to the design :

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