As we know, the theme of this year Winter Bash is knitting. There is already a post to submit our knitting designs.

How do I start knitting using a mobile device? Is this feature available on mobile devices?

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    I am not the downvoter, but is this question supposed to be here? Should it not be on https//crafts.stackexchange.com? I am confused. Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 8:28
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    @ChrisRogers I am asking about Knitting theme which is specific to Winterbash 2019.
    – Nog Shine
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 9:37
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    Downvoters seems confused. Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 9:38

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I didn't see the 'Start Knitting' button either:

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until I tried to rotate the device to landscape. Then, the button appeared:

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and, unsurprisingly,

it works!

  • Makes sense. Auto rotate was turned off on my mobile.
    – Nog Shine
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 8:33
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    Makes sense. I have to do the rotation dance to close questions on mobile, too… Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 20:50

When I built the knitting editor last year, I decided there has to be a minimum width for knitting to make sense, and the value I picked happens to be between typical widths and heights of common phone screens, so it may often work in landscape but not portrait mode.

Please keep Glorfindel's answer accepted but give me upvotes so I can get the Shiver Me Timbers. Pretty please?

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    Have you considered rejoining the company as a temporary employee every year, whenever it's time for Winter Bash? Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 21:03
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    @Sonic What's the going hourly rate for Digital Hat Consultants?
    – balpha StaffMod
    Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 21:06
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    100 magical unicorn points per hour, last time I checked. Maybe they can just grant you code checkin privileges every year around end of November. What could go wrong? :-) Commented Dec 9, 2019 at 21:39
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    wow. Because of all the hat haters you got the red baron. :) One of the harder ones... Thanks again @balpha, always fun. (PS just gave you the Shiver Me Timbers hat)
    – David
    Commented Dec 10, 2019 at 3:46

I found another way to start knitting.

Winterbash2019 is in responsive design such that the mobile phone screen mode by default when used on mobile devices.

Screenshot of Winterbash site on mobile

Select menu button in your browser app. Select 'Desktop site'. This will show you full site and 'Start Knitting' option in portrait mode.

Screenshot of Winterbash site in desktop mode showing 'Start Knitting' option

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