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  • Ravel Cord Tips
    Ravel Cord Tips Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Cut your ravel cord? Heaven forbid! Let's talk about alternative ravel cord materials and uses for a machine knitters best friend ... ravel cord.
  • Searching Knit it Now
    Searching Knit it Now Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever had trouble finding a tutorial in the Knit it Now Learning Library? We recently improved our search PLUS you can personalize YOUR library for easy
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  • Where's my Pattern?
    Where's my Pattern? Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Waiting for the delivery of a pattern in your email? With our Dynamic Patterns, you build a custom pattern based on YOUR gauge. The patterns live in your
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What is Knit It Now: Introduction

  • What is Knit it Now?
    What is Knit it Now? Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Learn - Shop - Knit! Learn how Knit it Now can help you be a better machine knitter!
  • What Can Knit it Now Do for You?
    What Can Knit it Now Do for You? Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Member? Subscriber? Knit it Now offers a full range of products and information for all levels of machine knitters.
  • Dynamic Patterns in Action
    Dynamic Patterns in Action Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Using a Knit it Now dynamic pattern is as easy as 1-2-3! Watch as Aubrie quickly builds her personalized pattern, based on her gauge. Review the unique features
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What is Knit It Now: Patterns

  • Multiple Stitch Patterns with Dynamic Patterns
    Multiple Stitch Patterns with Dynamic Patterns Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Most Dynamic Patterns allow you to enter the gauge for each piece in your garment. Want to knit the sleeves in a different stitch pattern than the body? No
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  • Dynamic Pattern Sleeve Length Adjustments
    Dynamic Pattern Sleeve Length Adjustments Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Adjusting the length of a tapered sleeve can be challenging. The Knit it Now Dynamic patterns now include a tool to further customize your patterns.From
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  • Adjust a Fitted Sweater with a Dynamic Pattern
    Adjust a Fitted Sweater with a Dynamic Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    The position of the waist shaping in a fitted sweater from a Dynamic pattern can easily be adjusted. Take the basic instructions, use the built-in tools and
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  • Knit - Don't do Math!
    Knit - Don't do Math! Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Hand knitting patterns, vintage MK patterns, catalogs, the web ... so much inspiration! Use the Knit it Now Basics collection of patterns to create
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  • "The Basics" - Custom Knitting Patterns
    Your favorite basic sweater styles in one place! Choose the most flattering style for you Mix and match sleeve styles, necklines and body
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What is Knit It Now: Tools

  • Bust Dart Tool
    Bust Dart Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Why struggle with complicated math? Let the Knit it Now Bust Dart Tool calculate the short-row shaping for darts. Adding bust darts will improve the
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  • Gauge Conversion Tool
    Gauge Conversion Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    You've found a pattern that you love. Maybe the yarn is obsolete or it's not in your budget, or you want to use something from your stash. Here's a
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  • Knitter's Math Tools - Rectangles and Squares
    Knitter's Math Tools - Rectangles and Squares Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Create your own scarves, shawls, pillows, and blankets. Use any yarn, any machine and any stitch gauge. Let us do the math for you and generate your
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  • Yarn Estimator
    Yarn Estimator Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Determine if you have enough yarn to finish your project. A swatch, a scale and a few measurements and you'll never worry about running out again!
  • Tool: Magic Formula (Inches)
    Tool: Magic Formula (Inches) Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Easily shape your knitting with the Magic Formula and no math! Often used to shorten or lengthen sleeves or add waist shaping, this tool is invaluable when
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  • Tool: Magic Formula (stitches)
    Tool: Magic Formula (stitches) Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Easily shape your knitting with the Magic Formula and no math! Often used to shorten or lengthen sleeves or add waist shaping, this tool is invaluable and
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  • Buttonhole Position Tool
    Buttonhole Position Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Take the guesswork (and the math) out of knitting buttonhole bands. Enter in your details and the tool will provide you with customized, detailed knitting
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What is Knit It Now: Using Knit it Now

  • Machine Knitting Courses
    Machine Knitting Courses Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to machine knit the most efficient on-line way possible. Interactive learning courses include videos, practice exercises, question and answer tutorials
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  • Home Study Courses
    Home Study Courses Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Make the most of your knitting time with KIN home study courses. The courses provide an in-depth look at a specific topic. You can learn at your own
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Ribber: Basic Techniques

  • Fun with Flat Ribs
    Fun with Flat Ribs Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Do you love the look of both knit and purl stitches? Do you love the look of ribbing, but don't need or want the stretch? Maybe your yarn isn't suited
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Hems: Ribbed Hems

  • Mock Ribbing
    Mock Ribbing Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    One of the first hem techniques that many machine knitters learn is mock ribbing. It is basically a hem that imitates ribbing. Mock Rib is quick and
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Start to Finish: Accessories

  • Using the Pet Vest Pattern
    Using the Pet Vest Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This custom pattern allows you to create a vest for your pet. Enter the dimensions and your gauge and you'll have a custom pattern. Use any yarn, stitch
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Start to Finish: ColorBlock Poncho

  • Color Block Poncho Construction
    Color Block Poncho Construction Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Knit 5 striped pieces, join them as you knit, 2 seams and you'll have this unusual graphic design poncho.

Start to Finish: Sweater

  • Bonnie's One Piece Cocoon Pattern
    Bonnie's One Piece Cocoon Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Here's an interesting, comfortable and fashionable shape that is perfect for knitting on the machine. With a bit of shaping, pleats and strategic folds,
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Bands, Belts and Straps:

  • Easy Openwork Braid
    Easy Openwork Braid Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Hand transferred braid to use for straps, belts or trim

Introduction to Machine Knitting: What you need to know

  • Introduction to Machine Knitting
    Introduction to Machine Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Home knitting machines allow the knitter to produce beautiful knitted items - FAST! Instead of forming one stitch at a time, imagine knitting 200 stitches with
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  • Learn to Machine Knit
    Learn to Machine Knit Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    How do you learn to Machine Knit? This tutorial covers the many resources available. Many beginning machine knitters get overwhelmed with all the
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  • Yarns for Machine Knitting
    Yarns for Machine Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    You don't need special coned yarn to knit with a knitting machine. Many knitters use yarn on cones so they don't have to work in as many yarn ends as you do
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One Minute Tech Tips for Knitters:

  • Tech 1 - Pinterest
    Tech 1 - Pinterest Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever found a photo on the web that you loved, and not been able to find it again? Sure, you can use bookmarking, but here's a new service that is
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  • Tech 1 - Random Stripe Generator
    Tech 1 - Random Stripe Generator Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a fun, free, online tool that is sure to spark your color creativity.

Basics: Basic Techniques

  • Needle Pitch - Why does it matter?
    Needle Pitch - Why does it matter? Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Machine Needle Pitch refers to the distance between the needles on the needle bed. Explore the different needle pitches and why they are critical to successful
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  • Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean?
    Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean? Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    When working with coned yarn, many knitters are confused by the numbering system. Yarn on cones is often referred to by the yarn count (3/8, 10/2 etc).
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  • Yarn Estimator Tool
    Yarn Estimator Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    How much yarn do I need? Here's a quick way to estimate yarn usage. Use the Knit it Now "Basics" patterns Choose a sweater shape and size similar to
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  • Ready, Set, KNIT!
    Ready, Set, KNIT! Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    We machine knit because we want to get done fast! With a little preparation, you can finish even faster! Gather all your tools and supplies BEFORE you get
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Basics: Cast On

  • E-Wrap Cast On
    E-Wrap Cast On Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    A quick and easy basic cast on. A need-to-know for every machine knitter.
  • Ugly Cast On?
    Ugly Cast On? Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    A new knitter wrote that she was doing something wrong when casting on. Turns out that the technique she used was just plain "ugly" for the edge of her
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Finishing: Crochet

  • Crochet Corkscrew
    Crochet Corkscrew Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Create corkscrew embellishments using basic crochet stitches. Great for kids hats!
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  • Finishing the Ruffled Heart Pillow
    Finishing the Ruffled Heart Pillow Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    With the front and back of your pillow knitted, join them together with crochet. Included are tips for finishing and examples of how we made our sample.

Finishing: Sewing

  • Clover Pom-Pom Maker
    Clover Pom-Pom Maker Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This little tool will help you create perfect pom-poms ...every time! We've always used cardboard, but never had control over the finished size and always had a
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Knitwear Design: Basic Charting

  • Add a Hood to Any Sweater
    Add a Hood to Any Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Adding a hood to any sweater pattern can be easy. There are a few things to consider when designing a hood ... especially for machine knitters. This overview
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Knitwear Design: Inspiration

  • Copy a Ready To Wear Sweater
    Copy a Ready To Wear Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Follow along as we examine a ready-to-wear sweater design. Based on 3 criteria, we'll examine the possibility of knitting it on the knitting machine.
  • Quick Knitting - Great Style - Eden Poncho
    Quick Knitting - Great Style - Eden Poncho Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Choose a fabulous, fine yarn, knit a rectangle, stitch one seam, finish the edges (or not) and you have a fun, useful designer poncho, like the one seen at
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Knitwear Design: Personal Touches

  • Waterfall Vest Adjust Length
    Waterfall Vest Adjust Length Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    The Simply Rectangles Waterfall Vest construction is unusual. Modifying the length of this garment can be tricky. Follow the logic and use the included
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  • Sideways Knits Inspiration
    Sideways Knits Inspiration Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Knitting sweaters from side to side is a refreshing change from traditional hem to neck knitting. The Knit it Now Basics "Sideways Collection" patterns
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  • Yipes! Stripes!
    Yipes! Stripes! Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Add some interest to a plain knitting pattern with stripes. All of these examples are quick and easy with no programming necessary. Includes eyelets, simple
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Garment Designer: Basics

  • Garment Designer-Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes!
    Garment Designer-Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes! Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Need a fast knitting pattern? Get started quickly with Garment Designer in a few simple steps.

Trims: Knitted Cord

  • Hobby Knit Knitted Cord Maker
    Hobby Knit Knitted Cord Maker Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    The Hobby Knit Machine was originally made in the 1940's. This cast metal machine is a sturdy workhorse that clamps to a table to quickly crank miles of
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Stitch patterns: All over design

  • Stitch Pattern Inspiration
    Stitch Pattern Inspiration Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Andrew Dahlgren (www.andrew-dahlgren.com) is a designer, organizer, maker and teacher. He has incorporated the knitting machine in his art. Ready to be
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Stitch patterns: Intarsia

  • Knit-1 Intarsia Sweater
    Knit-1 Intarsia Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Watch as the experts at Knit-1 create their LOVE sweater in intarsia. Order your downloadable eBook (no shipping) for more intarsia
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Electronic Knitting: Hardware

  • 3D Machine Knitting from Disney
    3D Machine Knitting from Disney Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    You have to watch this one! 3D knitting! I want this!

DesignaKnit 8: DesignaKnit Graphics Studio

  • Conversion of a knitting machine punchcard pattern
    Conversion of a knitting machine punchcard pattern  Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Take a printed punchcard image and convert it to electronic format with the Graphics Studio.
  • Conversion of a black and white diagram to a stitch pattern
    Conversion of a black and white diagram to a stitch pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This is the beginnings of learning how to convert graphics by starting with black and white line drawings and converting them into a stitch pattern. We will
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  • Conversion of a Multicolored Picture
    Conversion of a Multicolored Picture Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This video will cover conversion techniques for block colored patterns, much like filling in a coloring page with blocks of color. Again the importance of
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  • Conversion of a full color photo into a sweater front stitch design
    Conversion of a full color photo into a sweater front stitch design Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    It is fun to create a full color design on a child's sweater front. He we take two cute puppies in a basket and convert them to a design. We how to determine
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DesignaKnit 8: Original Pattern Drafting

  • Just the basics - Get up and running fast in Original Pattern Drafting
    Just the basics - Get up and running fast in Original Pattern Drafting Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    DesignaKnit Original Pattern Drafting is so incredibly full featured that is can be overwhelming to the new user. Here we take the use of various different
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  • Converting a garment for sideways knitting
    Converting a garment for sideways knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This is one of the simplest and most basic start of manipulation of individual garment pieces within the garment shape to start learning how to use the Original
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  • Create a new garment shape from a schematic drawing
    Create a new garment shape from a schematic drawing Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Everyone should have a garment shaping file for a six month old infant to be prepared for celebrations of new life between family and friends. This exercise
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  • Using the new Thumbnail browser to find your shaping file
    Using the new Thumbnail browser to find your shaping file Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Thumbnails are now also used for shape files and palette files in addition to stitch patterns and standard graphic files. Shape files can be searched by the
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  • Using the Grading feature to create a series of garment shapes
    Using the Grading feature to create a series of garment shapes Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This option allows you to easily create intermediate garment shaping files in a series of sizes. In this example, we will use a pants pattern in Small and
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  • Using Exact Stitch Layout for complete control of your pattern edges
    Using Exact Stitch Layout for complete control of your pattern edges Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    On any garment piece, by zooming in along the edge of the garment piece and selecting exact stitch layout using View / Stitch Handles will then show light
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  • Layout your stitch patterns fast directly in Original Pattern Drafting
    Layout your stitch patterns fast directly in Original Pattern Drafting Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Now, you have the ability to lay out your stitch patterns directly on your garment pieces in Original Pattern Drafting. Lay out different patterns on each
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DesignaKnit 8: Overview

  • DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes
    DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    When you want to get knitting, you want to spend your time at the machine, not the computer! If you’ve knitted your swatch and know your gauge, use
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DesignaKnit 8: Standard Garment Styling

  • Create Your First Garment
    Create Your First Garment Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This video is appropriate for the new user to DesignaKnit to rapidly create a sweater ready to knit. It also is a great refresher course for those who haven't
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  • Create your Second Garment
    Create your Second Garment Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Now that you have created your first garment, it is easy to create a second garment using a few simple changes. We will cover changing tensions, reading
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  • Create a Short Sleeve Summer Top
    Create a Short Sleeve Summer Top Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    We can use the Measurements Table to 'trick' DesignaKnit 8 into creating a short sleeve top. Here in this tutorial, we will make a short sleeved ladies cardigan
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  • Create a Winter Coat
    Create a Winter Coat Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    We already played tricks on DesignaKnit, fooling it into making a cute short sleeved top with crocheted edges. Here in this tutorial, will make a winter
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  • Using the Custom Measurement Database
    Using the Custom Measurement Database Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    When you choose Custom sizing instead of the built in DesignaKnit 8 Standard Size Measurement database, a new Custom Sizing database opens up for you to select
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DesignaKnit 8: Stitch Designer

  • Stitch Designer - Just the basics - get up and running fast
    Stitch Designer - Just the basics - get up and running fast Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Here we will create a small diamond Fairisle pattern for a handknit seater for a six month old baby. We will be using the pencil and drawing on multiple repeats
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  • Learning about how to use the icons - Part 1
    Learning about how to use the icons - Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    DesignaKnit 8 has a multitude of icon tools to help you create that perfect design. We will be walking you through how each icon works, the options that they
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  • Learning about how to use the icons - Part 2
    Learning about how to use the icons - Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    DesignaKnit 8 has a multitude of icon tools to help you create that perfect design. We will be walking you through how each icon works, the options that they
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  • Stitch Designer Palettes - Yarn Color Palette
    Stitch Designer Palettes - Yarn Color Palette Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Here we will look at the different palettes available to us for designing in colors, stitches and crossed cables. All of these techniques are suitable for both
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  • Stitch Designer Palettes - Cables Organizer
    Stitch Designer Palettes - Cables Organizer Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Here we will look at the different palettes available to us for designing in colors, stitches and crossed cables. All of these techniques are suitable for both
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  • Designing a four color jacquard blanket
    Designing a four color jacquard blanket Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This tutorial discusses the layout for a baby blanket, the use of a graphic pattern from the DesignaKnit Graphics Studio conversion, the use of Palette Replace
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  • Designing a cable knit sweater
    Designing a cable knit sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This tutorial covers how to correctly place cables down on to your stitch design as a design element. They can be simple 1 x 1 cable crosses or very complicated
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  • DAK Opening Stitch Pattern Files
    DAK Opening Stitch Pattern Files Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    A basic review of how to use DAK stitch pattern files provided by Knit it Now in patterns and the Stitch Library.
  • DesignaKnit8 Lace Tool
    DesignaKnit8 Lace Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    An excellent overview of the DAK 8 Lace tool. If you've wondered how it works and if it's for you, you'll want to watch this video

DesignaKnit 8: Updating DesignaKnit 8

  • Updating your DesignaKnit 8 to the newest release automatically
    Updating your DesignaKnit 8 to the newest release automatically Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Now in this version of DesignaKnit, using the program we can update the program to its newest release easily. We will go through the actual steps involved
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