HOME screen and Adding Yarn to your Stash

These tutorial pages are a run-down of how to enter and edit your Stash of Yarn, Needles, Hooks and Projects. Also, how to manage your own mini data base in Options.

I’m going to work through each screen of the app. and give you details on how to use each screen. Some will be familiar with the general way that an iPad or iPhone handles things, but for those who may need some tips …. here goes!

The ‘Mind my Stash’ HOME screen:
From here you can go to either your ‘YARN STASH’, ‘MY NEEDLES’ or ‘OPTIONS’ by tapping on Poppy and Mary’s thought bubbles
You can also access them through the tab buttons at the bottom of the screen, including ‘HOOKS’, ‘PROJECTS’, ‘OPTIONS’ and ‘ABOUT’ (I’ll go through each of these separately)

Go to the ‘MY STASH’ screen – tap on either ‘My Yarn Stash’ bubble or tap the ‘YARN’ button at the bottom of the screen

To enter Yarn into your stash:
You’re on the HOME screen. Tap on the button at the bottom of the screen called YARN – this will take you to the MY STASH screen. Now you can start to enter your stash.

tap the ‘ADD‘ button at the bottom of the screen
– opens the ‘YARN DETAILS’ screen where you begin entering your yarn details
– the only field you must make an entry into is the ‘BRAND’ field
– for the rest it is up to you how much information you want to add

Add Photo
– tap the ‘Add Photo’ box
– you can either use the camera in your device to take a photo or choose a photo you already have stored on the device

Brand
– tap in the field ‘Select brand’ (or the > symbol at the end of the line)
– a drop-down list will open
– select from the list by scrolling the list OR
– start typing your brand and the list will go to that brand if it is already in the pre-filled list OR
– or you can type your yarn into the field and click the ‘SAVE’ button – this will add this yarn to your list of yarns

Name of Yarn
– tap in the field
– You can add a name for the yarn or leave it blank (by adding a Yarn Name you will be able to Search by ‘Name’ in the ‘MY STASH’ list)

Number of skeins
– tap in the field and type in a number OR
– use the – or + symbols OR
– use the > symbol on your keyboard and a scroll wheel will be displayed, then you scroll to the number you want

Metres per skein
– you can chose ‘yards’ or ‘metres’
– use the same tips as for ‘Number of Skeins’ above

Grams per skein
– you can choose ‘ounces’ or ‘grams’
– use the same tips as for ‘Number of Skeins’ above

Total
– the total metres and grams (or yards, or ounces) will be calculated based on what you’ve entered for the number of skeins and the Metres and Grams per skein
– if you enter, say, metres, then change the format to yards, the equivalent yardage will be displayed
– the same calculation will occur if you enter grams then click the button for ounces

Yarn weight
– you can select the yarn weight (or type), for example 8 ply,’Sock’, ‘Aran’ etc.
– tap in the field ‘Select weight’ OR | tap the > symbol
– follow the tips for ‘Brand’
– you can also type in what you want and click ‘Save’ to add it to your list of ‘Yarn weights’

Fibre
– tap in the field ‘Select fibre’ OR | tap the > symbol
– use the same tips for ‘Brand’

Yarn colour name
You can add a ‘Yarn Colour Name’ or leave it blank (for instance, this would be the name or number on the ball band)

Colour
– you can select a colour that describes your yarn colour
– tap in the field ‘Select colour’ OR | tap the > symbol
– follow the tips for ‘Brand’

Dyelot
– you can add a dyelot (this is useful if you need more yarn to finish a project)

Gauge recommended
– choose the gauge by: per 10cm | per 4 inches | per inch – or add your own measurement
– tap in the field ‘Select gauge’, OR| tap the > symbol

Stitches
– the number of stitches recommended for the gauge – from the ball band
– tap in the field and type in a number OR
– use the – or + symbols OR
– use the > symbol and a scroll wheel will be displayed

Rows
– the number of rows recommended for the gauge – from the ball band
– follow the tips for ‘Stitches’

Needle size recommended
– the recommended needle size for this yarn – from the ball band
– you can choose to see a list of needle sizes that is in the format: US | metric | UK
– if you enter, say, a metric needle size, then change the format to US, the equivalent needle size for a US needle will be displayed
– tap in the field at ‘Select’, OR
– use the > symbol
– a list of needle sizes are displayed – the list displayed will be for the category selected: US | metric | UK

Project
You can enter a project if you have one in mind for this yarn

Purchased from
You can make a note of where you bought this yarn

When
You can make a note of when you bought this yarn

Yarn in use?
– you can tap this button and it will go green to indicate that this yarn is in use
– it will display in the ‘My Stash’ list in a grey font – this will indicate to you that you are already using this yarn or you want to keep it for a particular project

Stored where?
You can type in details of where you have this yarn stored

Notes
Type in anything you like!

When you are finished click the ‘DONE‘ button
The My Stash screen is now displayed and the yarn you have just entered is displayed in the ‘YARN DETAILS’ pane

NOTE for the iPad version: you can click on the photo and an enlarged image will be displayed