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October 2017

  • Yipes! Stripes!
    Current tip of the week
    Yipes! Stripes! Tutroial 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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  • Stitch Multiples
    Thu 10/5/17 through Thu 10/12/17
    Stitch Multiples Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multiple of 5 plus 1, Multiple of 3 plus 2. These indicators on stitch patterns can make or break the finishing on your garment. Take a few minutes to
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September 2017

  • How Much Yarn Do I Need?
    Thu 09/28/17 through Thu 10/5/17
    How Much Yarn Do I Need? Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    One of the most often asked question is How much yarn do I need? or Do I have enough yarn to knit my sweater? If you are substituting
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  • Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead!
    Thu 09/21/17 through Thu 09/28/17
    Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When seaming ribbed pieces, it is important that you plan ahead. A little planning will ensure that your seams match and are picture perfect every time!
  • Easy (Lazy) Edge Finish
    Thu 09/14/17 through Thu 09/21/17
    Easy (Lazy) Edge Finish Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A simple edge finish that is perfect for slits and neck openings, especially on kids pullovers. A fellow knitter, Jill, asked how to finish the opening on a
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  • Vintage Yarn Index
    Thu 09/7/17 through Thu 09/14/17
    Vintage Yarn Index Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you have a pattern using an old yarn? Find a replacement suggestion. Learn more about yarn in your stash. The Vintage Yarn index is a searchable
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August 2017

  • Neckline Shaping and the Row Counter
    Thu 08/31/17 through Thu 09/7/17
    Neckline Shaping and the Row Counter Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever been knitting along and realize that the row counter isn't counting? Consider shifting your knitting on the needlebed to prevent headaches.
  • Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever!
    Thu 08/24/17 through Thu 08/31/17
    Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When knitting socks on the flatbed machine (or knitting them flat by hand) a seam is needed. You want this seam to be as comfortable as possible and still look
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  • Reverse Hung Hem
    Thu 08/17/17 through Thu 08/24/17
    Reverse Hung Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever wanted to end a knitted piece with a hem? Scarves and blankets can use this technique.Multiple options are presented for creating and
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  • Short Rows - Automatic Wrap verses Manual Wrap
    Thu 08/10/17 through Thu 08/17/17
    Short Rows - Automatic Wrap verses Manual Wrap Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Short rows are used in knitting in many ways. It is a technique to shape knitted pieces without casting on or binding off. To avoid holes where the
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  • Hairpin Lace Seam
    Thu 08/3/17 through Thu 08/10/17
    Hairpin Lace Seam Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This decorative seam is very useful in joining 2 pieces of knitting. You must plan ahead and set up your knitting to be able to use this technique.
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July 2017

  • Introduction to Cut and Sew
    Thu 07/27/17 through Thu 08/3/17
    Introduction to Cut and Sew Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Cut ‘n Sew method of shaping is very useful for machine knitters. Don’t like to shape necklines? Use cut ‘n sew! Knitting in pattern, or
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  • Circle Calculator Tool
    Thu 07/20/17 through Thu 07/27/17
    Circle Calculator Tool Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Calculate knitted circles for your machine. Use ANY yarn, ANY machine, ANY gauge, ANY size! 6 or 8 wedges hats blankets
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  • Shoulder Seams
    Thu 07/13/17 through Thu 07/20/17
    Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Joining shoulders seams on the machine creates a tidy seam and stabilizes the garment shoulders. This is the machine knitting version of the hand knitting
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  • Full Needle Rib Band with Self Edge
    Thu 07/6/17 through Thu 07/13/17
    Full Needle Rib Band with Self Edge Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Clean, neat edge for full needle rib similar to bands knit on men's golf sweaters.

June 2017

  • Machine Knitting Courses
    Thu 06/29/17 through Thu 07/6/17
    Machine Knitting Courses Tutroial 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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  • Creating a Cast on Rag
    Thu 06/22/17 through Thu 06/29/17
    Creating a Cast on Rag Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A cast on rag is very useful when you need to cast on stitches. It can be used in place of scrap yarn in any situation, but it is especially useful when
    ...click to see full description
  • Best Ever Picot Hem
    Thu 06/15/17 through Thu 06/22/17
    Best Ever Picot Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a great picot hem that is less bulky and more feminine than any other! There is a little more transferring to do, but the results are well worth it!
  • Spacing Button Holes (no math)
    Thu 06/8/17 through Thu 06/15/17
    Spacing Button Holes (no math) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a "no math" way to position buttonholes on a horizontal band. When you pick up and knit a band, quickly determine where to work your buttonholes with
    ...click to see full description
  • Chain Cast On
    Thu 06/1/17 through Thu 06/8/17
    Chain Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A staple for every machine knitter, this cast on will match a stitch through stitch bind off. Good for blankets and scarves

May 2017

  • Knit a Gauge Swatch in Less than 10 Minutes
    Thu 05/25/17 through Thu 06/1/17
    Knit a Gauge Swatch in Less than 10 Minutes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Imagine knitting a gauge swatch in a few minutes! You can easily try out a new stitch pattern or quickly match a pattern gauge.Watch as we knit
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  • Shortrow Ruffle
    Thu 05/18/17 through Thu 05/25/17
    Shortrow Ruffle Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a short row ruffle technique that knits quickly and can be easily modified to suit your taste. Want a wider ruffle? Add stitches.Want it
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  • Tension Setting Essentials
    Thu 05/11/17 through Thu 05/18/17
    Tension Setting Essentials Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Hand knitters can change needle sizes to adjust the gauge of their knitting. Another of the many advantages of machine knitting is to quickly make tension
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  • Double Eyelet Lace
    Thu 05/4/17 through Thu 05/11/17
    Double Eyelet Lace Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Unusual stitch transfer sequences create this simple, but beautiful lace pattern. The secret is breaking the rules by having 2 eyelets side by side,
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April 2017

  • Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs
    Thu 04/27/17 through Thu 05/4/17
    Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off for machines that do not have gate pegs (gate posts, sinker posts). Similar to the 'around the gate peg' bind off, it gives the same
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  • "The Basics" - Custom Knitting Patterns
    Thu 04/20/17 through Thu 04/27/17
    Your favorite basic sweater styles in one place! Choose the most flattering style for you Mix and match sleeve styles, necklines and body
    ...click to see full description
  • Show off Seams
    Thu 04/13/17 through Thu 04/20/17
    Show off Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    If you don't have enough needles to knit the width you need, consider adding decorative seams. These techniques are perfect for garments or
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  • Neck Band Tool and Tips
    Thu 04/6/17 through Thu 04/13/17
    Neck Band Tool and Tips Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Shaping and finishing necklines can be one of the more challenging things in machine knitting. Use the Knit it Now Neckline tool to help you create your bands
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March 2017

  • Fairisle: What Knitting Machines Do Best
    Thu 03/30/17 through Thu 04/6/17
    Fairisle: What Knitting Machines Do Best Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Sometimes machine knitters over complicate things ... get back to basics and practice the built-in capabilities of your machine. Painless, stranded knitting, 2
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  • Super Fast Closed Cast On
    Thu 03/23/17 through Thu 03/30/17
    Super Fast Closed Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Used on any machine, this is the easiest of all closed cast on methods. Plus it provides instant gathers!
  • Stretchiest Bind Off Ever!
    Thu 03/16/17 through Thu 03/23/17
    Stretchiest Bind Off Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off that you will love! Similar to a hand knitting sewn bind off, it's just as fast as any other bind off method. This technique
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  • Taming Variegated Yarns
    Thu 03/9/17 through Thu 03/16/17
    Taming Variegated Yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multi-color, variegated or space dyed yarns. Whatever you call them these yarns can be challenging for those who are fussy about the colors pooling (or
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  • Tips for Slippery Yarn
    Thu 03/2/17 through Thu 03/9/17
    Tips for Slippery Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working with cones of yarn that are slippery present some challenges. The yarn can slip down into a pool on the floor and then catch beneath the
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February 2017

  • Marker Rows
    Thu 02/23/17 through Thu 03/2/17
    Marker Rows Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    There are times when you will be picking up stitches in the knitting below the current row. It's helpful to create a marking row for accuracy. You'd use a
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  • Troubleshooting Tips - Plain Knitting
    Thu 02/16/17 through Thu 02/23/17
    Troubleshooting Tips - Plain Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Whether you are a new knitter or using a new machine for the first time, sometimes things happen to thwart your knitting. This is the 2nd in a series of
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  • Yarn Bias
    Thu 02/9/17 through Thu 02/16/17
    Yarn Bias Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Sometimes a knitted swatch comes off the machine skewed. No amount of blocking or ironing will make it square. This tutorial offers tips for dealing with yarn
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  • Hand Knit Ribbing with Machine Knitting
    Thu 02/2/17 through Thu 02/9/17
    Hand Knit Ribbing with Machine Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Get the best of both worlds! Add hand knitting to your machine knitting.There is no law that says machine knit garments have to be done completely on
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January 2017

  • Fence Post Hem (Double Bed)
    Thu 01/26/17 through Thu 02/2/17
    Fence Post Hem (Double Bed) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Firm, decorative hem using the ribber. Includes printable worksheet.
  • Faux Garter Stitch Hems
    Thu 01/19/17 through Thu 01/26/17
    Faux Garter Stitch Hems Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a different hem treatment that is great when knitting highly textured stitch patterns like g-carriage or tuck patterns. Included are
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  • Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On
    Thu 01/12/17 through Thu 01/19/17
    Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Casting on with your ribber can be intimidating. Have you followed the instructions with your machine and not been happy with the results? Are there too many
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  • Repairing Dropped Stitches
    Thu 01/5/17 through Thu 01/12/17
    Repairing Dropped Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Dropped or split stitches are a fact of life for a knitter. Being comfortable with making repairs in your knitting is essential. Take some
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December 2016

  • Decorative Looped Edge Finish
    Thu 12/29/16 through Thu 01/5/17
    Decorative Looped Edge Finish Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A looped edge adds a soft finish to your knitting. Quickly add to either cast on or bind off edges. Because the edges are similar, this is a nice finish for
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  • Set In Sleeve Perfection
    Thu 12/22/16 through Thu 12/29/16
    Set In Sleeve Perfection Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you love the look of set in sleeves? Have you been less-than-successful in knitting sweaters with set in sleeves? Here are 3 common reasons
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  • Create Cables on the Machine
    Thu 12/15/16 through Thu 12/22/16
    Create Cables on the Machine Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Cables are traditional favorites of knitters both hand and machine. 3 methods of creating a basic cable are covered. Which do you prefer? BONUS: Simple tip
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  • Circle Calculator Tool
    Thu 12/8/16 through Thu 12/15/16
    Circle Calculator Tool Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Calculate knitted circles for your machine. Use ANY yarn, ANY machine, ANY gauge, ANY size! 6 or 8 wedges hats blankets
    ...click to see full description
  • Automatic Wraps for a Godet (Triangle Shape)
    Thu 12/1/16 through Thu 12/8/16
    Automatic Wraps for a Godet (Triangle Shape) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Automatic shaping is a method of partial knitting (short rows) that many knitters prefer. Watch as we prevent short row holes "automatically".

November 2016

  • Spacing Button Holes (no math)
    Thu 11/24/16 through Thu 12/1/16
    Spacing Button Holes (no math) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a "no math" way to position buttonholes on a horizontal band. When you pick up and knit a band, quickly determine where to work your buttonholes with
    ...click to see full description
  • Basic Ribbing without a Ribber
    Thu 11/17/16 through Thu 11/24/16
    Basic Ribbing without a Ribber Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Without a ribber, knitting knit and purl stitches on a flat bed machine takes a bit of work. By re-forming individual stitches you can include purl stitches in
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  • Introduction to Cut and Sew
    Thu 11/10/16 through Thu 11/17/16
    Introduction to Cut and Sew Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Cut ‘n Sew method of shaping is very useful for machine knitters. Don’t like to shape necklines? Use cut ‘n sew! Knitting in pattern, or
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  • WPI YPP - compare yarns
    Thu 11/3/16 through Thu 11/10/16
    WPI YPP - compare yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns. Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound)
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  • WPI YPP - compare yarns
    Thu 11/3/16 through Thu 11/10/16
    WPI YPP - compare yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns. Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound)
    ...click to see full description

October 2016

  • Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever!
    Thu 10/27/16 through Thu 11/3/16
    Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When knitting socks on the flatbed machine (or knitting them flat by hand) a seam is needed. You want this seam to be as comfortable as possible and still look
    ...click to see full description
  • Rescue Row
    Thu 10/20/16 through Thu 10/27/16
    Rescue Row Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Prevent dropped stitches and disaster! You've ripped out a row or rehung stitches and now the stitches on the needlebed are behind the latches and not in
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  • WPI YPP - compare yarns
    Thu 10/13/16 through Thu 10/20/16
    WPI YPP - compare yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns. Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound)
    ...click to see full description
  • Crochet Buttons
    Thu 10/6/16 through Thu 10/13/16
    Crochet Buttons Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have perfectly matched buttons by crocheting them from your garment yarn. Fast and easy, they add a fun touch ... especially for kids!

September 2016

  • Stitch Multiples
    Thu 09/29/16 through Thu 10/6/16
    Stitch Multiples Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multiple of 5 plus 1, Multiple of 3 plus 2. These indicators on stitch patterns can make or break the finishing on your garment. Take a few minutes to
    ...click to see full description
  • Rolled Hem Study
    Thu 09/22/16 through Thu 09/29/16
    Rolled Hem Study Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Rolled hems are a quick and easy way to put a casual hem on a sweater. The rule of thumb is to gradually change the tension so the roll is more pronounced. Is
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  • Scalloped Edge
    Thu 09/15/16 through Thu 09/22/16
    Scalloped Edge Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Pretty, scalloped, firm edge that resists the dreaded stockinette curl. This tutorial covers scalloped hems and bands, walking you through the entire process
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  • Peek inside a Designer Sweater
    Thu 09/8/16 through Thu 09/15/16
    Peek inside a Designer Sweater Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a rare opportunity to peek at the finishing techniques of Eileen Montgomery.
  • "The Basics" - Custom Knitting Patterns
    Thu 09/1/16 through Thu 09/8/16
    Your favorite basic sweater styles in one place! Choose the most flattering style for you Mix and match sleeve styles, necklines and body
    ...click to see full description

August 2016

  • Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead!
    Thu 08/25/16 through Thu 09/1/16
    Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When seaming ribbed pieces, it is important that you plan ahead. A little planning will ensure that your seams match and are picture perfect every time!
  • Full Needle Rib Band with Self Edge
    Thu 08/18/16 through Thu 08/25/16
    Full Needle Rib Band with Self Edge Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Clean, neat edge for full needle rib similar to bands knit on men's golf sweaters.
  • Twisted Join
    Thu 08/11/16 through Thu 08/18/16
    Twisted Join Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Join knitted panels neatly without sewing! This cable-look join is easy, adds dimension and style to your knitting. Great for machine knit afghans.
  • Hairpin Lace Seam
    Thu 08/4/16 through Thu 08/11/16
    Hairpin Lace Seam Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This decorative seam is very useful in joining 2 pieces of knitting. You must plan ahead and set up your knitting to be able to use this technique.
    ...click to see full description

July 2016

  • Carriage Lock
    Thu 07/28/16 through Thu 08/4/16
    Carriage Lock Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a nifty little piece that you may have .... but not use. It's called a carriage lock. As the name implies, it's used when you are packing your
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  • Working with Fuzzy Yarn
    Thu 07/21/16 through Thu 07/28/16
    Working with Fuzzy Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever struggled with fuzzy yarn getting hung up on the take-up spring of your machine? Here's a quick tip that will make using these yarns easier.
  • Vertical Darts
    Thu 07/14/16 through Thu 07/21/16
    Vertical Darts Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    In traditional dressmaking, you use darts to shape the fabric to fit the curves of the body. Knits naturally cling to curves, but there are times
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  • Designer Pompom
    Thu 07/7/16 through Thu 07/14/16
    Designer Pompom Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Knit-1 is well established as one of the top fashion textile design companies, selling to the industry at all levels of the market. They educate upcoming
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June 2016

  • Knit-in I-Cord
    Thu 06/30/16 through Thu 07/7/16
    Knit-in I-Cord Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Borrowed from a hand-knitting technique, i-cord edges are a great way to finish scarves, shawls and any edge that won't be seamed. Master your machine
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  • Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture
    Thu 06/23/16 through Thu 06/30/16
    Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Good lighting is essential for machine knitters. Here is an inexpensive lighting fixture for over your machine. Customize it for your setup and room and you'll
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  • Troubleshooting Tips - Pattern Knitting
    Thu 06/16/16 through Thu 06/23/16
    Troubleshooting Tips - Pattern Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Automatic patterning helps us make beautiful textures and fabrics. Sometimes things don't go as planned. This is the 3rd in the Troubleshooting series and
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  • Wet Blocking
    Thu 06/9/16 through Thu 06/16/16
    Wet Blocking Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Wet blocking is a technique that many knitters don't consider. Join us as we explore 4 reasons to wet block instead of using steam.
  • What is a G carriage
    Thu 06/2/16 through Thu 06/9/16
    What is a G carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    For Brother and Knit King knitting machines, this fabulous motorized knitting carriage allows you to incorporate purl stitches on the flat bed knitting machine
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May 2016

  • Mock Ribbing
    Thu 05/26/16 through Thu 05/19/16
    Mock Ribbing Tutroial 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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  • Retro Patterns ... reborn!
    Thu 05/26/16 through Thu 06/2/16
    Retro Patterns ... reborn! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Take a "vintage" design and make it your own! Use the Knit it Now Retro Patterns with any knitting machine and any yarn. These are updated, easy to follow
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  • Show-Off Shoulder Seams
    Thu 05/19/16 through Thu 05/26/16
    Show-Off Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Why hide your shoulder seams? Use this decorative technique to add a designer touch to your next garmentThis technique was shared by long-time machine
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  • Stitch Types and Yarn Usage
    Thu 05/12/16 through Thu 05/19/16
    Stitch Types and Yarn Usage  Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Stockinette, Slip, Tuck, Lace all make beautiful fabrics. Each has it’s own characteristics, but which one uses more yarn? Follow along on our
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  • Square Neck Mitered Band
    Thu 05/5/16 through Thu 05/12/16
    Square Neck Mitered Band Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Decorative mitered bands add a beautiful finishing touch for a square neckline. Using decreases and short rows, this technique takes a bit of time, but is worth
    ...click to see full description

April 2016

  • Duplicate Stitch
    Thu 04/28/16 through Thu 05/5/16
    Duplicate Stitch Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Duplicate stitch is an embroidery technique that has many uses in knitting. Embellish a garment Make Repairs Quickly and Easily add
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  • Creating a Cast on Rag
    Thu 04/21/16 through Thu 04/28/16
    Creating a Cast on Rag Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A cast on rag is very useful when you need to cast on stitches. It can be used in place of scrap yarn in any situation, but it is especially useful when
    ...click to see full description
  • Anatomy of Pattern Stitches
    Thu 04/14/16 through Thu 04/21/16
    Anatomy of Pattern Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Machine knitters have a wide range of pattern stitches available to add texture, dimension and color to their knitting. The basics are stockinette, tuck, slip,
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  • Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping
    Thu 04/7/16 through Thu 04/14/16
    Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Mistakes happen. Being comfortable with ripping out rows of knitting is essential for every knitter. How many times have we discovered too many rows
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March 2016

  • How Much Yarn Do I Need?
    Thu 03/31/16 through Thu 04/7/16
    How Much Yarn Do I Need? Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    One of the most often asked question is How much yarn do I need? or Do I have enough yarn to knit my sweater? If you are substituting
    ...click to see full description
  • Replacing Needles
    Thu 03/24/16 through Thu 03/31/16
    Replacing Needles Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine This tutorial walks you
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  • Easy Ribber Bind Off
    Thu 03/17/16 through Thu 03/24/16
    Easy Ribber Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This is an easy bind off, finished on the machine, that requires no hand sewing with a tapestry needle to complete. This tutorial assumes that
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  • Shoulder Seams
    Thu 03/10/16 through Thu 03/17/16
    Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Joining shoulders seams on the machine creates a tidy seam and stabilizes the garment shoulders. This is the machine knitting version of the hand knitting
    ...click to see full description
  • Analyzing Sweater Styles
    Thu 03/3/16 through Thu 03/10/16
    Analyzing Sweater Styles Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Understanding and being able to identify basic sweater shapes is key to making good choices when planning your next sweater project. Are you pressed
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  • Circular (Tubular) Knitting
    Thu 03/3/16 through Thu 03/10/16
    Circular (Tubular) Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    If you have a ribber, you can set your machine to knit in the round and eliminate seaming tubular pieces. Yes, there are some limitations, but this technique
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February 2016

  • KISS Increases (automatic)
    Thu 02/25/16 through Thu 03/3/16
    KISS Increases (automatic) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Keep it Simple, Silly! Sometimes knitters make things harder than they need to be.

    Here are 2 fast and easy ways to increase stitches.
  • "The Basics" - Custom Knitting Patterns
    Thu 02/18/16 through Thu 02/25/16
    Your favorite basic sweater styles in one place! Choose the most flattering style for you Mix and match sleeve styles, necklines and body
    ...click to see full description
  • Taming Yarn Tails
    Thu 02/11/16 through Thu 02/18/16
    Taming Yarn Tails Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you find yourself struggling with lots of yarn ends when you machine knit? Compared to hand knitting, machine knitting can be a really messy hobby.
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  • Best Ever Picot Hem
    Thu 02/4/16 through Thu 02/11/16
    Best Ever Picot Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a great picot hem that is less bulky and more feminine than any other! There is a little more transferring to do, but the results are well worth it!

January 2016

  • Knit it Now Dynamic Patterns
    Thu 01/28/16 through Thu 02/4/16
    Knit it Now  Dynamic Patterns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Knit it Now Dynamic patterns are the "NO MATH" solution to knitting. Use dynamic patterns with any yarn, any machine at any gauge! Check out this exciting way
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  • Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side
    Thu 01/21/16 through Thu 01/28/16
    Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Neatly joining pieces by grafting (or Kitchener stitch) is essential for all knitters. Doing it on the machine utilizes the needles to help make the perfect
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  • Auto-Pilot Tips
    Thu 01/14/16 through Thu 01/21/16
    Auto-Pilot Tips Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here are some time-saving tips that I often use without thinking.
  • Pinwheel Circles - Shortrow Fun
    Thu 01/7/16 through Thu 01/14/16
    Pinwheel Circles - Shortrow Fun Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Create a one-piece circular shape with short-rows. The bonus is a pinwheel shape that is formed automatically! Watch as we knit a pillow-top and discuss
    ...click to see full description

December 2015

  • Gathered Top for Mittens and Hats
    Thu 12/31/15 through Thu 01/7/16
    Gathered Top for Mittens and Hats Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a FAST finish for the tops of mittens and hats. Remove the work from the machine, and finish the top edge with gathers ... all in one step! 2
    ...click to see full description
  • Double Bed Bind Off
    Thu 12/24/15 through Thu 12/31/15
    Double Bed Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    How to bind off when working full needle rib, double bed jacquard, tuck rib or any double bed fabric. Use basic skills for a professional finish.
  • Faux Garter Stitch Hems
    Thu 12/17/15 through Thu 12/24/15
    Faux Garter Stitch Hems Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a different hem treatment that is great when knitting highly textured stitch patterns like g-carriage or tuck patterns. Included are
    ...click to see full description
  • Vintage Yarn Index
    Thu 12/10/15 through Thu 12/17/15
    Vintage Yarn Index Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you have a pattern using an old yarn? Find a replacement suggestion. Learn more about yarn in your stash. The Vintage Yarn index is a searchable
    ...click to see full description
  • Rolled Hem Study
    Thu 12/3/15 through Thu 12/10/15
    Rolled Hem Study Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Rolled hems are a quick and easy way to put a casual hem on a sweater. The rule of thumb is to gradually change the tension so the roll is more pronounced. Is
    ...click to see full description

November 2015

  • Super Fast Closed Cast On
    Thu 11/26/15 through Thu 12/3/15
    Super Fast Closed Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Used on any machine, this is the easiest of all closed cast on methods. Plus it provides instant gathers!
  • Playing with Pintucks
    Thu 11/19/15 through Thu 11/26/15
    Playing with Pintucks Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Pintucks are a simple way to add dimension you your knitting. Multi-color pintucks, graduated pintucks, garter pintucks, eyelet pintucks. The possibilities
    ...click to see full description
  • Yarn Bias
    Thu 11/12/15 through Thu 11/19/15
    Yarn Bias Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Sometimes a knitted swatch comes off the machine skewed. No amount of blocking or ironing will make it square. This tutorial offers tips for dealing with yarn
    ...click to see full description
  • DAK - Drafting Odd Shaped Pieces
    Thu 11/5/15 through Thu 11/12/15
    DAK - Drafting Odd Shaped Pieces Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This powerful knitting software can be used in so many ways! For this exercise we will be designing and knitting a heart shaped pillow cover. Skills
    ...click to see full description

October 2015

  • Sharp Creases
    Thu 10/29/15 through Thu 11/5/15
    Sharp Creases Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    You have a number of options when you want a nice, sharp crease. Creases in the legs of slacks add a professional finish. A creased facing is a quick way to
    ...click to see full description
  • Sock Gusset
    Thu 10/22/15 through Thu 10/29/15
    Sock Gusset Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The shaped gusset heel is what makes The Ultimate
    ...click to see full description
  • Tension Setting Essentials
    Thu 10/15/15 through Thu 10/22/15
    Tension Setting Essentials Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Hand knitters can change needle sizes to adjust the gauge of their knitting. Another of the many advantages of machine knitting is to quickly make tension
    ...click to see full description
  • Show off Seams
    Thu 10/8/15 through Thu 10/15/15
    Show off Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    If you don't have enough needles to knit the width you need, consider adding decorative seams. These techniques are perfect for garments or
    ...click to see full description
  • Multiple Waves
    Thu 10/1/15 through Thu 10/8/15
    Multiple Waves Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This is a hand-manipulated, lacy, openwork technique that can be done on any knitting machine, with any yarn. No punchcards or programming. It's reversible,
    ...click to see full description

September 2015

  • Automatic Wraps for a Godet (Triangle Shape)
    Thu 09/24/15 through Thu 10/1/15
    Automatic Wraps for a Godet (Triangle Shape) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Automatic shaping is a method of partial knitting (short rows) that many knitters prefer. Watch as we prevent short row holes "automatically".
  • Stitch Types and Yarn Usage
    Thu 09/17/15 through Thu 09/24/15
    Stitch Types and Yarn Usage  Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Stockinette, Slip, Tuck, Lace all make beautiful fabrics. Each has it’s own characteristics, but which one uses more yarn? Follow along on our
    ...click to see full description
  • Taming Variegated Yarns
    Thu 09/10/15 through Thu 09/17/15
    Taming Variegated Yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multi-color, variegated or space dyed yarns. Whatever you call them these yarns can be challenging for those who are fussy about the colors pooling (or
    ...click to see full description
  • Decorative Cabled Ribbing on the Machine
    Thu 09/3/15 through Thu 09/10/15
    Decorative Cabled Ribbing on the Machine Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a decorative cabled rib that is fun to knit on the machine. Combine re-formed stitches with cables for an interesting stitch pattern that will add an
    ...click to see full description

August 2015

  • Sock Gusset
    Thu 08/27/15 through Thu 09/3/15
    Sock Gusset Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The shaped gusset heel is what makes The Ultimate
    ...click to see full description
  • Basic Ribbing without a Ribber
    Thu 08/20/15 through Thu 08/27/15
    Basic Ribbing without a Ribber Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Without a ribber, knitting knit and purl stitches on a flat bed machine takes a bit of work. By re-forming individual stitches you can include purl stitches in
    ...click to see full description
  • Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction
    Thu 08/13/15 through Thu 08/20/15
    Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Writing your own knitting patterns isn't hard and shouldn't be intimidating. It's a skill that every knitter (hand or machine) must have. This quick
    ...click to see full description
  • Mock Corrugated Ribbing
    Thu 08/6/15 through Thu 08/13/15
    Mock Corrugated Ribbing Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    In a previous video we explored creating corrugated rib on the knitting machine. This involved using a ribber and some hand manipulation to have knit stitches
    ...click to see full description

July 2015

  • Shortrow Shaping with the Lace Carriage
    Thu 07/30/15 through Thu 08/6/15
    Shortrow Shaping with the Lace Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working shortrow shaping when using a lace carriage requires a different technique than pulling the needles out to holding position. This tutorial walks
    ...click to see full description
  • Swatching on the Double Bed
    Thu 07/23/15 through Thu 07/30/15
    Swatching on the Double Bed Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Swatching for a double bed fabric is the same to swatching single bed fabrics.The goal is to mark a specific number of stitches and rows in the middle
    ...click to see full description
  • Wet Blocking
    Thu 07/16/15 through Thu 07/23/15
    Wet Blocking Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Wet blocking is a technique that many knitters don't consider. Join us as we explore 4 reasons to wet block instead of using steam.
  • Knitter's Math Tools - Rectangles and Squares
    Thu 07/9/15 through Thu 07/16/15
    Knitter's Math Tools - Rectangles and Squares Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Compare Shaping Methods
    Thu 07/2/15 through Thu 07/9/15
    Compare Shaping Methods Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    There are many methods for creating shaped knitted pieces. To reduce the number of stitches in work (an armhole, for example) knitters use binding off,
    ...click to see full description

June 2015

  • KISS Increases (automatic)
    Wed 06/24/15 through Thu 07/2/15
    KISS Increases (automatic) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Keep it Simple, Silly! Sometimes knitters make things harder than they need to be.

    Here are 2 fast and easy ways to increase stitches.
  • Reverse Hung Hem
    Thu 06/18/15 through Thu 06/25/15
    Reverse Hung Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever wanted to end a knitted piece with a hem? Scarves and blankets can use this technique.Multiple options are presented for creating and
    ...click to see full description
  • "The Basics" - Custom Knitting Patterns
    Thu 06/11/15 through Thu 06/18/15
    Your favorite basic sweater styles in one place! Choose the most flattering style for you Mix and match sleeve styles, necklines and body
    ...click to see full description
  • Picot Bind Off
    Thu 06/4/15 through Thu 06/11/15
    Picot Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Inspired by a hand knitting technique, this picot bindoff decorative edge may not be the fastest finish for your knitting, but it isn't difficult and can add a
    ...click to see full description

May 2015

  • Crochet Buttons
    Thu 05/28/15 through Thu 06/4/15
    Crochet Buttons Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have perfectly matched buttons by crocheting them from your garment yarn. Fast and easy, they add a fun touch ... especially for kids!
  • Duplicate Stitch
    Thu 05/21/15 through Thu 05/28/15
    Duplicate Stitch Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Duplicate stitch is an embroidery technique that has many uses in knitting. Embellish a garment Make Repairs Quickly and Easily add
    ...click to see full description
  • Fence Post Hem (Double Bed)
    Thu 05/14/15 through Thu 05/21/15
    Fence Post Hem (Double Bed) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Firm, decorative hem using the ribber. Includes printable worksheet.
  • Vintage Yarn Index
    Thu 05/7/15 through Thu 05/14/15
    Vintage Yarn Index Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you have a pattern using an old yarn? Find a replacement suggestion. Learn more about yarn in your stash. The Vintage Yarn index is a searchable
    ...click to see full description

April 2015

  • Mock Ribbing
    Thu 04/30/15 through Thu 05/7/15
    Mock Ribbing Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Anatomy of Pattern Stitches
    Thu 04/23/15 through Thu 04/30/15
    Anatomy of Pattern Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Machine knitters have a wide range of pattern stitches available to add texture, dimension and color to their knitting. The basics are stockinette, tuck, slip,
    ...click to see full description
  • Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping
    Thu 04/16/15 through Thu 04/23/15
    Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Mistakes happen. Being comfortable with ripping out rows of knitting is essential for every knitter. How many times have we discovered too many rows
    ...click to see full description
  • Knitweave
    Thu 04/9/15 through Thu 04/16/15
    Knitweave Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Weaving on the knitting machine can produce beautifully textured fabric. Here's a fun way to use small amounts of novelty or luxury yarns on your machine knit
    ...click to see full description
  • Subscriber Bonus Patterns
    Thu 04/2/15 through Thu 04/9/15
    Subscriber Bonus Patterns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Knit it Now Subscribers receive dynamic "Basics" patterns monthly. Your choice of Basics! To claim your bonus, simply choose your pattern and add it to your
    ...click to see full description

March 2015

  • Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On
    Thu 03/26/15 through Thu 04/2/15
    Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When you cast on has this ever happened to you? Carriage jams Needles don't move Stitches drop Stitches tuck
    ...click to see full description
  • Replacing a Sponge Bar
    Thu 03/19/15 through Thu 03/26/15
    Replacing a Sponge Bar Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Needle Retaining Bar (also known as a Sponge Bar or Sponge Presser Bar) on a knitting machine holds the needles in place. Most metal bed machines have a
    ...click to see full description
  • Pleated Pocket - Part 1
    Thu 03/12/15 through Thu 03/19/15
    Pleated Pocket - Part 1 Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a tailored pocket that is knitted first, then knitted into the garment. Even if you don't think you will knit this type of pocket, the
    ...click to see full description
  • Designer Pompom
    Thu 03/5/15 through Thu 03/12/15
    Designer Pompom Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Knit-1 is well established as one of the top fashion textile design companies, selling to the industry at all levels of the market. They educate upcoming
    ...click to see full description

February 2015

  • Simple Eyelet Transfers
    Thu 02/26/15 through Thu 03/5/15
    Simple Eyelet Transfers Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Lace on the knitting machine doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating. If you have a lace carriage use these simple tricks and make eyelets (lace)
    ...click to see full description
  • Knit-in I-Cord
    Thu 02/19/15 through Thu 02/26/15
    Knit-in I-Cord Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Borrowed from a hand-knitting technique, i-cord edges are a great way to finish scarves, shawls and any edge that won't be seamed. Master your machine
    ...click to see full description
  • Troubleshooting Tips - Pattern Knitting
    Thu 02/12/15 through Thu 02/19/15
    Troubleshooting Tips - Pattern Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Automatic patterning helps us make beautiful textures and fabrics. Sometimes things don't go as planned. This is the 3rd in the Troubleshooting series and
    ...click to see full description
  • Needle Pitch - Why does it matter?
    Thu 02/12/15 through Thu 02/19/15
    Needle Pitch - Why does it matter? Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Knit it Now Dynamic Patterns
    Thu 02/5/15 through Thu 02/12/15
    Knit it Now  Dynamic Patterns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Knit it Now Dynamic patterns are the "NO MATH" solution to knitting. Use dynamic patterns with any yarn, any machine at any gauge! Check out this exciting way
    ...click to see full description

January 2015

  • What is a G carriage
    Thu 01/29/15 through Thu 02/5/15
    What is a G carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    For Brother and Knit King knitting machines, this fabulous motorized knitting carriage allows you to incorporate purl stitches on the flat bed knitting machine
    ...click to see full description
  • Replacing Needles
    Thu 01/22/15 through Thu 01/29/15
    Replacing Needles Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine This tutorial walks you
    ...click to see full description
  • Knit - Don't do Math!
    Thu 01/15/15 through Thu 01/22/15
    Knit - Don't do Math! Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • In-the-ditch Buttonholes
    Thu 01/8/15 through Thu 01/15/15
    In-the-ditch Buttonholes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a quick buttonhole that can be made with a minimum of fuss. This technique puts the buttonhole in the seam between the band and the garment for a tidy
    ...click to see full description
  • Set In Sleeve Perfection
    Thu 01/1/15 through Thu 01/8/15
    Set In Sleeve Perfection Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you love the look of set in sleeves? Have you been less-than-successful in knitting sweaters with set in sleeves? Here are 3 common reasons
    ...click to see full description

December 2014

  • Vertical Darts
    Thu 12/25/14 through Thu 01/1/15
    Vertical Darts Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    In traditional dressmaking, you use darts to shape the fabric to fit the curves of the body. Knits naturally cling to curves, but there are times
    ...click to see full description
  • Double Bed Bind Off
    Thu 12/18/14 through Thu 12/25/14
    Double Bed Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    How to bind off when working full needle rib, double bed jacquard, tuck rib or any double bed fabric. Use basic skills for a professional finish.
  • How Much Yarn Do I Need?
    Thu 12/11/14 through Thu 12/18/14
    How Much Yarn Do I Need? Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    One of the most often asked question is How much yarn do I need? or Do I have enough yarn to knit my sweater? If you are substituting
    ...click to see full description
  • WPI YPP - compare yarns
    Thu 12/4/14 through Thu 12/11/14
    WPI YPP - compare yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns. Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound)
    ...click to see full description

November 2014

  • Faux Garter Stitch Hems
    Thu 11/27/14 through Thu 12/4/14
    Faux Garter Stitch Hems Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a different hem treatment that is great when knitting highly textured stitch patterns like g-carriage or tuck patterns. Included are
    ...click to see full description
  • Working with Fuzzy Yarn
    Thu 11/20/14 through Thu 11/27/14
    Working with Fuzzy Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever struggled with fuzzy yarn getting hung up on the take-up spring of your machine? Here's a quick tip that will make using these yarns easier.
  • Rolled Hem Study
    Thu 11/13/14 through Thu 11/20/14
    Rolled Hem Study Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Rolled hems are a quick and easy way to put a casual hem on a sweater. The rule of thumb is to gradually change the tension so the roll is more pronounced. Is
    ...click to see full description
  • Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture
    Thu 11/6/14 through Thu 11/13/14
    Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Good lighting is essential for machine knitters. Here is an inexpensive lighting fixture for over your machine. Customize it for your setup and room and you'll
    ...click to see full description

October 2014

  • Super Fast Closed Cast On
    Thu 10/30/14 through Thu 11/6/14
    Super Fast Closed Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Used on any machine, this is the easiest of all closed cast on methods. Plus it provides instant gathers!
  • Playing with Pintucks
    Thu 10/23/14 through Thu 10/30/14
    Playing with Pintucks Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Pintucks are a simple way to add dimension you your knitting. Multi-color pintucks, graduated pintucks, garter pintucks, eyelet pintucks. The possibilities
    ...click to see full description
  • Gauge Conversion Tool
    Thu 10/16/14 through Thu 10/23/14
    Gauge Conversion Tool Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Tips for Slippery Yarn
    Thu 10/9/14 through Thu 10/16/14
    Tips for Slippery Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working with cones of yarn that are slippery present some challenges. The yarn can slip down into a pool on the floor and then catch beneath the
    ...click to see full description
  • Yarn Bias
    Thu 10/2/14 through Thu 10/9/14
    Yarn Bias Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Sometimes a knitted swatch comes off the machine skewed. No amount of blocking or ironing will make it square. This tutorial offers tips for dealing with yarn
    ...click to see full description

September 2014

  • Sharp Creases
    Thu 09/25/14 through Thu 10/2/14
    Sharp Creases Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    You have a number of options when you want a nice, sharp crease. Creases in the legs of slacks add a professional finish. A creased facing is a quick way to
    ...click to see full description
  • Tension Setting Essentials
    Thu 09/18/14 through Thu 09/25/14
    Tension Setting Essentials Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Hand knitters can change needle sizes to adjust the gauge of their knitting. Another of the many advantages of machine knitting is to quickly make tension
    ...click to see full description
  • Show off Seams
    Thu 09/11/14 through Thu 09/18/14
    Show off Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    If you don't have enough needles to knit the width you need, consider adding decorative seams. These techniques are perfect for garments or
    ...click to see full description
  • Picot Bind Off
    Thu 09/4/14 through Thu 09/11/14
    Picot Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Inspired by a hand knitting technique, this picot bindoff decorative edge may not be the fastest finish for your knitting, but it isn't difficult and can add a
    ...click to see full description

August 2014

  • Hand Knitting Terms for Machine Knitters
    Thu 08/28/14 through Thu 09/4/14
    Hand Knitting Terms for Machine Knitters Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Consider using a hand knitting pattern for your next machine knitting project. All it takes is little planning, familiarity with the capabilities of your
    ...click to see full description
  • Taming Variegated Yarns
    Thu 08/21/14 through Thu 08/28/14
    Taming Variegated Yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multi-color, variegated or space dyed yarns. Whatever you call them these yarns can be challenging for those who are fussy about the colors pooling (or
    ...click to see full description
  • KISS Increases (automatic)
    Thu 08/14/14 through Thu 08/21/14
    KISS Increases (automatic) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Keep it Simple, Silly! Sometimes knitters make things harder than they need to be.

    Here are 2 fast and easy ways to increase stitches.
  • Decorative Cabled Ribbing on the Machine
    Thu 08/7/14 through Thu 08/14/14
    Decorative Cabled Ribbing on the Machine Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a decorative cabled rib that is fun to knit on the machine. Combine re-formed stitches with cables for an interesting stitch pattern that will add an
    ...click to see full description

July 2014

  • Basic Ribbing without a Ribber
    Thu 07/31/14 through Thu 08/7/14
    Basic Ribbing without a Ribber Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Without a ribber, knitting knit and purl stitches on a flat bed machine takes a bit of work. By re-forming individual stitches you can include purl stitches in
    ...click to see full description
  • Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction
    Thu 07/24/14 through Thu 07/31/14
    Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Writing your own knitting patterns isn't hard and shouldn't be intimidating. It's a skill that every knitter (hand or machine) must have. This quick
    ...click to see full description
  • Shortrow Shaping with the Lace Carriage
    Thu 07/17/14 through Thu 07/24/14
    Shortrow Shaping with the Lace Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working shortrow shaping when using a lace carriage requires a different technique than pulling the needles out to holding position. This tutorial walks
    ...click to see full description
  • Wet Blocking
    Thu 07/10/14 through Thu 07/17/14
    Wet Blocking Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Wet blocking is a technique that many knitters don't consider. Join us as we explore 4 reasons to wet block instead of using steam.
  • Tech 1 - Zooming your Browser
    Thu 07/3/14 through Thu 07/10/14
    Tech 1 - Zooming your Browser Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Use your browser's zoom feature to get 'up close and personal' on a web page.

June 2014

  • Compare Shaping Methods
    Thu 06/26/14 through Thu 07/3/14
    Compare Shaping Methods Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    There are many methods for creating shaped knitted pieces. To reduce the number of stitches in work (an armhole, for example) knitters use binding off,
    ...click to see full description
  • WPI YPP - compare yarns
    Thu 06/19/14 through Thu 06/26/14
    WPI YPP - compare yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns. Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound)
    ...click to see full description
  • Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead!
    Thu 06/12/14 through Thu 06/19/14
    Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When seaming ribbed pieces, it is important that you plan ahead. A little planning will ensure that your seams match and are picture perfect every time!
  • Easy Ribber Bind Off
    Thu 06/5/14 through Thu 06/12/14
    Easy Ribber Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This is an easy bind off, finished on the machine, that requires no hand sewing with a tapestry needle to complete. This tutorial assumes that
    ...click to see full description

May 2014

  • Reverse Hung Hem
    Thu 05/29/14 through Thu 06/5/14
    Reverse Hung Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever wanted to end a knitted piece with a hem? Scarves and blankets can use this technique.Multiple options are presented for creating and
    ...click to see full description
  • Openwork Slashes
    Thu 05/22/14 through Thu 05/29/14
    Openwork Slashes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Inspired by a designer hand knitting garment by Anne Thompson, this technique creates one row, open slashes in the middle of a knitted piece. They resemble
    ...click to see full description
  • Crochet Buttons
    Thu 05/15/14 through Thu 05/22/14
    Crochet Buttons Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have perfectly matched buttons by crocheting them from your garment yarn. Fast and easy, they add a fun touch ... especially for kids!
  • Shoulder Seams
    Thu 05/8/14 through Thu 05/15/14
    Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Joining shoulders seams on the machine creates a tidy seam and stabilizes the garment shoulders. This is the machine knitting version of the hand knitting
    ...click to see full description
  • Fence Post Hem (Double Bed)
    Thu 05/1/14 through Thu 05/8/14
    Fence Post Hem (Double Bed) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Firm, decorative hem using the ribber. Includes printable worksheet.

April 2014

  • Mock Ribbing
    Thu 04/24/14 through Thu 05/1/14
    Mock Ribbing Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Anatomy of Pattern Stitches
    Thu 04/17/14 through Thu 04/24/14
    Anatomy of Pattern Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Machine knitters have a wide range of pattern stitches available to add texture, dimension and color to their knitting. The basics are stockinette, tuck, slip,
    ...click to see full description
  • Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping
    Thu 04/10/14 through Thu 04/17/14
    Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Mistakes happen. Being comfortable with ripping out rows of knitting is essential for every knitter. How many times have we discovered too many rows
    ...click to see full description
  • Bust Dart Tool
    Thu 04/3/14 through Thu 04/10/14
    Bust Dart Tool Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description

March 2014

  • Knit - Don't do Math!
    Thu 03/27/14 through Thu 04/3/14
    Knit - Don't do Math! Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Brother Transfer Carriage
    Thu 03/20/14 through Thu 03/27/14
    Brother Transfer Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Brother Transfer carriage makes fast work of transferring stitches from the rib bed to the main bed. This accessory is for the Brother standard
    ...click to see full description
  • Knitweave
    Thu 03/13/14 through Thu 03/20/14
    Knitweave Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Weaving on the knitting machine can produce beautifully textured fabric. Here's a fun way to use small amounts of novelty or luxury yarns on your machine knit
    ...click to see full description
  • Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On
    Wed 03/5/14 through Thu 03/13/14
    Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When you cast on has this ever happened to you? Carriage jams Needles don't move Stitches drop Stitches tuck
    ...click to see full description

February 2014

  • Circular (Tubular) Knitting
    Thu 02/27/14 through Thu 03/6/14
    Circular (Tubular) Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    If you have a ribber, you can set your machine to knit in the round and eliminate seaming tubular pieces. Yes, there are some limitations, but this technique
    ...click to see full description
  • Pleated Pocket - Part 1
    Thu 02/20/14 through Thu 02/27/14
    Pleated Pocket - Part 1 Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a tailored pocket that is knitted first, then knitted into the garment. Even if you don't think you will knit this type of pocket, the
    ...click to see full description
  • Simple Eyelet Transfers
    Thu 02/13/14 through Thu 02/20/14
    Simple Eyelet Transfers Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Lace on the knitting machine doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating. If you have a lace carriage use these simple tricks and make eyelets (lace)
    ...click to see full description
  • Create Cables on the Machine
    Thu 02/6/14 through Thu 02/13/14
    Create Cables on the Machine Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Cables are traditional favorites of knitters both hand and machine. 3 methods of creating a basic cable are covered. Which do you prefer? BONUS: Simple tip
    ...click to see full description

January 2014

  • Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side
    Thu 01/30/14 through Thu 02/6/14
    Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Neatly joining pieces by grafting (or Kitchener stitch) is essential for all knitters. Doing it on the machine utilizes the needles to help make the perfect
    ...click to see full description
  • Troubleshooting Tips - Pattern Knitting
    Thu 01/23/14 through Thu 01/30/14
    Troubleshooting Tips - Pattern Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Automatic patterning helps us make beautiful textures and fabrics. Sometimes things don't go as planned. This is the 3rd in the Troubleshooting series and
    ...click to see full description
  • Gathered Top for Mittens and Hats
    Thu 01/16/14 through Thu 01/23/14
    Gathered Top for Mittens and Hats Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a FAST finish for the tops of mittens and hats. Remove the work from the machine, and finish the top edge with gathers ... all in one step! 2
    ...click to see full description
  • Needle Pitch - Why does it matter?
    Thu 01/9/14 through Thu 01/16/14
    Needle Pitch - Why does it matter? Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Replacing Needles
    Thu 01/2/14 through Thu 01/9/14
    Replacing Needles Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine This tutorial walks you
    ...click to see full description

December 2013

  • Fine Lace on the Brother Machines
    Thu 12/26/13 through Thu 01/2/14
    Fine Lace on the Brother Machines Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Fine Lace is a technique that is available with the Brother standard gauge machines with a lace carriage. Fine Lace provides fabulous texture. It can
    ...click to see full description
  • Stitch Types and Yarn Usage
    Thu 12/19/13 through Thu 12/26/13
    Stitch Types and Yarn Usage  Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Stockinette, Slip, Tuck, Lace all make beautiful fabrics. Each has it’s own characteristics, but which one uses more yarn? Follow along on our
    ...click to see full description
  • Picot Cast on
    Thu 12/12/13 through Thu 12/19/13
    Picot Cast on Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A picot cast on creates a stretchy, decorative edge that can be used when knitting over every other needle or when you want to jazz up a plain edge.
  • Tech 1 - Ravelry
    Thu 12/5/13 through Thu 12/12/13
    Tech 1 - Ravelry Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Social Media is all about communication.
    Communicate with and get inspired by other knitters at Ravelry.com

November 2013

  • Reverse Hung Hem
    Thu 11/28/13 through Thu 12/5/13
    Reverse Hung Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever wanted to end a knitted piece with a hem? Scarves and blankets can use this technique.Multiple options are presented for creating and
    ...click to see full description
  • Chain Cast On
    Thu 11/21/13 through Thu 11/28/13
    Chain Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A staple for every machine knitter, this cast on will match a stitch through stitch bind off. Good for blankets and scarves
  • Stretchiest Bind Off Ever!
    Thu 11/14/13 through Thu 11/21/13
    Stretchiest Bind Off Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off that you will love! Similar to a hand knitting sewn bind off, it's just as fast as any other bind off method. This technique
    ...click to see full description
  • Scalloped Edge
    Thu 11/7/13 through Thu 11/14/13
    Scalloped Edge Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Pretty, scalloped, firm edge that resists the dreaded stockinette curl. This tutorial covers scalloped hems and bands, walking you through the entire process
    ...click to see full description

October 2013

  • Spikey Scarf with Knit-1
    Thu 10/31/13 through Thu 11/7/13
    Spikey Scarf with Knit-1 Tutroial for Machine Knitting

    ...click to see full description
  • KISS Increases (automatic)
    Thu 10/24/13 through Thu 10/31/13
    KISS Increases (automatic) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Keep it Simple, Silly! Sometimes knitters make things harder than they need to be.

    Here are 2 fast and easy ways to increase stitches.
  • Double Eyelet Lace
    Thu 10/17/13 through Thu 10/24/13
    Double Eyelet Lace Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Unusual stitch transfer sequences create this simple, but beautiful lace pattern. The secret is breaking the rules by having 2 eyelets side by side,
    ...click to see full description
  • Picot Bind Off
    Thu 10/10/13 through Thu 10/17/13
    Picot Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Inspired by a hand knitting technique, this picot bindoff decorative edge may not be the fastest finish for your knitting, but it isn't difficult and can add a
    ...click to see full description
  • Duplicate Stitch
    Thu 10/3/13 through Thu 10/10/13
    Duplicate Stitch Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Duplicate stitch is an embroidery technique that has many uses in knitting. Embellish a garment Make Repairs Quickly and Easily add
    ...click to see full description

September 2013

  • Tips for Slippery Yarn
    Thu 09/26/13 through Thu 10/3/13
    Tips for Slippery Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working with cones of yarn that are slippery present some challenges. The yarn can slip down into a pool on the floor and then catch beneath the
    ...click to see full description
  • Creating a Cast on Rag
    Thu 09/19/13 through Thu 09/26/13
    Creating a Cast on Rag Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A cast on rag is very useful when you need to cast on stitches. It can be used in place of scrap yarn in any situation, but it is especially useful when
    ...click to see full description
  • Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead!
    Wed 09/11/13 through Thu 09/19/13
    Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When seaming ribbed pieces, it is important that you plan ahead. A little planning will ensure that your seams match and are picture perfect every time!
  • Twisted Join
    Thu 09/5/13 through Thu 09/12/13
    Twisted Join Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Join knitted panels neatly without sewing! This cable-look join is easy, adds dimension and style to your knitting. Great for machine knit afghans.

August 2013

  • Wet Blocking
    Thu 08/29/13 through Thu 09/5/13
    Wet Blocking Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Wet blocking is a technique that many knitters don't consider. Join us as we explore 4 reasons to wet block instead of using steam.
  • Show-Off Shoulder Seams
    Thu 08/22/13 through Thu 08/29/13
    Show-Off Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Why hide your shoulder seams? Use this decorative technique to add a designer touch to your next garmentThis technique was shared by long-time machine
    ...click to see full description
  • Picot Edge on the Knitting Machine
    Thu 08/15/13 through Thu 08/22/13
    Picot Edge on the Knitting Machine Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Similar to a crochet picot edge, this technique creates a pretty, feminine edge on your knitting.
  • Vertical Darts
    Thu 08/8/13 through Thu 08/15/13
    Vertical Darts Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    In traditional dressmaking, you use darts to shape the fabric to fit the curves of the body. Knits naturally cling to curves, but there are times
    ...click to see full description
  • Sharp Creases
    Thu 08/1/13 through Thu 08/8/13
    Sharp Creases Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    You have a number of options when you want a nice, sharp crease. Creases in the legs of slacks add a professional finish. A creased facing is a quick way to
    ...click to see full description

July 2013

  • Mock Ribbing
    Thu 07/25/13 through Thu 08/1/13
    Mock Ribbing Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Anatomy of Pattern Stitches
    Thu 07/18/13 through Thu 07/25/13
    Anatomy of Pattern Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Machine knitters have a wide range of pattern stitches available to add texture, dimension and color to their knitting. The basics are stockinette, tuck, slip,
    ...click to see full description
  • Gathered Top for Mittens and Hats
    Thu 07/11/13 through Thu 07/18/13
    Gathered Top for Mittens and Hats Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a FAST finish for the tops of mittens and hats. Remove the work from the machine, and finish the top edge with gathers ... all in one step! 2
    ...click to see full description
  • Cabled Eyelets
    Thu 07/4/13 through Thu 07/11/13
    Cabled Eyelets Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Combination of open eyelets and small 3 stitch cables. Texture and open work in one technique.

June 2013

  • Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On
    Thu 06/27/13 through Thu 07/4/13
    Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Casting on with your ribber can be intimidating. Have you followed the instructions with your machine and not been happy with the results? Are there too many
    ...click to see full description
  • Double Bed Bind Off
    Thu 06/20/13 through Thu 06/27/13
    Double Bed Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    How to bind off when working full needle rib, double bed jacquard, tuck rib or any double bed fabric. Use basic skills for a professional finish.
  • Compare Shaping Methods
    Thu 06/13/13 through Thu 06/20/13
    Compare Shaping Methods Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    There are many methods for creating shaped knitted pieces. To reduce the number of stitches in work (an armhole, for example) knitters use binding off,
    ...click to see full description
  • Fence Post Hem (Double Bed)
    Thu 06/6/13 through Thu 06/13/13
    Fence Post Hem (Double Bed) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Firm, decorative hem using the ribber. Includes printable worksheet.

May 2013

  • Knit - Don't do Math!
    Thu 05/30/13 through Thu 06/6/13
    Knit - Don't do Math! Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Hairpin Lace Seam
    Thu 05/23/13 through Thu 05/30/13
    Hairpin Lace Seam Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This decorative seam is very useful in joining 2 pieces of knitting. You must plan ahead and set up your knitting to be able to use this technique.
    ...click to see full description
  • Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs
    Thu 05/16/13 through Thu 05/23/13
    Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off for machines that do not have gate pegs (gate posts, sinker posts). Similar to the 'around the gate peg' bind off, it gives the same
    ...click to see full description
  • Set In Sleeve Perfection
    Thu 05/9/13 through Thu 05/16/13
    Set In Sleeve Perfection Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Do you love the look of set in sleeves? Have you been less-than-successful in knitting sweaters with set in sleeves? Here are 3 common reasons
    ...click to see full description
  • Tech 1 - PDF on the iPad
    Thu 05/2/13 through Thu 05/9/13
    Tech 1 - PDF on the iPad Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    You can easily read eBooks and patterns (in PDF format) from Knit it Now on your iPad. A few taps is all it takes. Don't have an iPad? Unsure of how to
    ...click to see full description

April 2013

  • Knitweave
    Thu 04/25/13 through Thu 05/2/13
    Knitweave Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Weaving on the knitting machine can produce beautifully textured fabric. Here's a fun way to use small amounts of novelty or luxury yarns on your machine knit
    ...click to see full description
  • Easy Ribber Bind Off
    Thu 04/18/13 through Thu 04/25/13
    Easy Ribber Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This is an easy bind off, finished on the machine, that requires no hand sewing with a tapestry needle to complete. This tutorial assumes that
    ...click to see full description
  • Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side
    Thu 04/11/13 through Thu 04/18/13
    Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Neatly joining pieces by grafting (or Kitchener stitch) is essential for all knitters. Doing it on the machine utilizes the needles to help make the perfect
    ...click to see full description
  • Brother Transfer Carriage
    Thu 04/4/13 through Thu 04/11/13
    Brother Transfer Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Brother Transfer carriage makes fast work of transferring stitches from the rib bed to the main bed. This accessory is for the Brother standard
    ...click to see full description

March 2013

  • Troubleshooting Tips - Plain Knitting
    Thu 03/28/13 through Thu 04/4/13
    Troubleshooting Tips - Plain Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Whether you are a new knitter or using a new machine for the first time, sometimes things happen to thwart your knitting. This is the 2nd in a series of
    ...click to see full description
  • Stitch Types and Yarn Usage
    Thu 03/21/13 through Thu 03/28/13
    Stitch Types and Yarn Usage  Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Stockinette, Slip, Tuck, Lace all make beautiful fabrics. Each has it’s own characteristics, but which one uses more yarn? Follow along on our
    ...click to see full description
  • Weaving Cast on WITHOUT Brushes
    Thu 03/14/13 through Thu 03/21/13
    Weaving Cast on WITHOUT Brushes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Often patterns will instruct you to work a weaving cast on. This a quick and easy way to get started knitting. If you don't have weaving brushes on
    ...click to see full description
  • Best Ever Picot Hem
    Thu 03/7/13 through Thu 03/14/13
    Best Ever Picot Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a great picot hem that is less bulky and more feminine than any other! There is a little more transferring to do, but the results are well worth it!

February 2013

  • Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture
    Thu 02/28/13 through Thu 03/7/13
    Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Good lighting is essential for machine knitters. Here is an inexpensive lighting fixture for over your machine. Customize it for your setup and room and you'll
    ...click to see full description
  • Shortrow Ruffle
    Thu 02/21/13 through Thu 02/28/13
    Shortrow Ruffle Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a short row ruffle technique that knits quickly and can be easily modified to suit your taste. Want a wider ruffle? Add stitches.Want it
    ...click to see full description
  • Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On
    Thu 02/14/13 through Thu 02/21/13
    Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When you cast on has this ever happened to you? Carriage jams Needles don't move Stitches drop Stitches tuck
    ...click to see full description
  • Circular (Tubular) Knitting
    Thu 02/7/13 through Thu 02/14/13
    Circular (Tubular) Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    If you have a ribber, you can set your machine to knit in the round and eliminate seaming tubular pieces. Yes, there are some limitations, but this technique
    ...click to see full description

January 2013

  • Pleated Pocket - Part 1
    Thu 01/31/13 through Thu 02/7/13
    Pleated Pocket - Part 1 Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a tailored pocket that is knitted first, then knitted into the garment. Even if you don't think you will knit this type of pocket, the
    ...click to see full description
  • Tech 1 - Cloud Computing
    Thu 01/24/13 through Thu 01/31/13
    Tech 1 - Cloud Computing Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    What does Cloud Computing mean for knitters?
  • Wet Blocking
    Thu 01/17/13 through Thu 01/24/13
    Wet Blocking Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Wet blocking is a technique that many knitters don't consider. Join us as we explore 4 reasons to wet block instead of using steam.
  • Knit it Now Dynamic Patterns
    Thu 01/10/13 through Thu 01/17/13
    Knit it Now  Dynamic Patterns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Knit it Now Dynamic patterns are the "NO MATH" solution to knitting. Use dynamic patterns with any yarn, any machine at any gauge! Check out this exciting way
    ...click to see full description
  • Simple Eyelet Transfers
    Thu 01/3/13 through Thu 01/10/13
    Simple Eyelet Transfers Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Lace on the knitting machine doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating. If you have a lace carriage use these simple tricks and make eyelets (lace)
    ...click to see full description

December 2012

  • Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On
    Thu 12/27/12 through Thu 01/3/13
    Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When you cast on has this ever happened to you? Carriage jams Needles don't move Stitches drop Stitches tuck
    ...click to see full description
  • Faux Garter Stitch Hems
    Thu 12/20/12 through Thu 12/27/12
    Faux Garter Stitch Hems Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a different hem treatment that is great when knitting highly textured stitch patterns like g-carriage or tuck patterns. Included are
    ...click to see full description
  • WPI YPP - compare yarns
    Thu 12/13/12 through Thu 12/20/12
    WPI YPP - compare yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Learn to compare yarns to find new favorites or to substitute yarn in patterns. Understanding the WPI (Wraps per Inch) and YPP (yards per pound)
    ...click to see full description
  • Playing with Pintucks
    Thu 12/6/12 through Thu 12/13/12
    Playing with Pintucks Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Pintucks are a simple way to add dimension you your knitting. Multi-color pintucks, graduated pintucks, garter pintucks, eyelet pintucks. The possibilities
    ...click to see full description

November 2012

  • Basic Ribbing without a Ribber
    Thu 11/29/12 through Thu 12/6/12
    Basic Ribbing without a Ribber Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Without a ribber, knitting knit and purl stitches on a flat bed machine takes a bit of work. By re-forming individual stitches you can include purl stitches in
    ...click to see full description
  • Rolled Hem Study
    Thu 11/22/12 through Thu 11/29/12
    Rolled Hem Study Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Rolled hems are a quick and easy way to put a casual hem on a sweater. The rule of thumb is to gradually change the tension so the roll is more pronounced. Is
    ...click to see full description
  • Replacing Needles
    Thu 11/15/12 through Thu 11/22/12
    Replacing Needles Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine This tutorial walks you
    ...click to see full description
  • Reverse Hung Hem
    Thu 11/8/12 through Thu 11/15/12
    Reverse Hung Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever wanted to end a knitted piece with a hem? Scarves and blankets can use this technique.Multiple options are presented for creating and
    ...click to see full description
  • How Much Yarn Do I Need?
    Thu 11/1/12 through Thu 11/8/12
    How Much Yarn Do I Need? Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    One of the most often asked question is How much yarn do I need? or Do I have enough yarn to knit my sweater? If you are substituting
    ...click to see full description

October 2012

  • Working with Fuzzy Yarn
    Thu 10/25/12 through Thu 11/1/12
    Working with Fuzzy Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever struggled with fuzzy yarn getting hung up on the take-up spring of your machine? Here's a quick tip that will make using these yarns easier.
  • Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean?
    Thu 10/18/12 through Thu 10/25/12
    Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean? Tutroial 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).
    ...click to see full description
  • Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 1
    Thu 10/11/12 through Thu 10/18/12
    Paper and Pencil Charting  - Modify Set in Sleeves 1 Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Modifying set in sleeves to fit your upper arm measurements can be intimidating.This series of videos walks you through the process of changing the
    ...click to see full description
  • Hand Knit Ribbing with Machine Knitting
    Thu 10/4/12 through Thu 10/11/12
    Hand Knit Ribbing with Machine Knitting Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Get the best of both worlds! Add hand knitting to your machine knitting.There is no law that says machine knit garments have to be done completely on
    ...click to see full description

September 2012

  • Tips for Slippery Yarn
    Thu 09/27/12 through Thu 10/4/12
    Tips for Slippery Yarn Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working with cones of yarn that are slippery present some challenges. The yarn can slip down into a pool on the floor and then catch beneath the
    ...click to see full description
  • Openwork Slashes
    Thu 09/20/12 through Thu 09/27/12
    Openwork Slashes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Inspired by a designer hand knitting garment by Anne Thompson, this technique creates one row, open slashes in the middle of a knitted piece. They resemble
    ...click to see full description
  • Creating a Cast on Rag
    Thu 09/13/12 through Thu 09/20/12
    Creating a Cast on Rag Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A cast on rag is very useful when you need to cast on stitches. It can be used in place of scrap yarn in any situation, but it is especially useful when
    ...click to see full description
  • Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs
    Thu 09/6/12 through Thu 09/13/12
    Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off for machines that do not have gate pegs (gate posts, sinker posts). Similar to the 'around the gate peg' bind off, it gives the same
    ...click to see full description

August 2012

  • Super Fast Closed Cast On
    Thu 08/30/12 through Thu 09/6/12
    Super Fast Closed Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Used on any machine, this is the easiest of all closed cast on methods. Plus it provides instant gathers!
  • Scalloped Edge
    Thu 08/23/12 through Thu 08/30/12
    Scalloped Edge Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Pretty, scalloped, firm edge that resists the dreaded stockinette curl. This tutorial covers scalloped hems and bands, walking you through the entire process
    ...click to see full description
  • Yarn Bias
    Thu 08/16/12 through Thu 08/23/12
    Yarn Bias Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Sometimes a knitted swatch comes off the machine skewed. No amount of blocking or ironing will make it square. This tutorial offers tips for dealing with yarn
    ...click to see full description
  • Compare Shaping Methods
    Thu 08/9/12 through Thu 08/16/12
    Compare Shaping Methods Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    There are many methods for creating shaped knitted pieces. To reduce the number of stitches in work (an armhole, for example) knitters use binding off,
    ...click to see full description
  • Tension Setting Essentials
    Thu 08/2/12 through Thu 08/9/12
    Tension Setting Essentials Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Hand knitters can change needle sizes to adjust the gauge of their knitting. Another of the many advantages of machine knitting is to quickly make tension
    ...click to see full description

July 2012

  • Tech 1 - Pinterest
    Thu 07/26/12 through Thu 08/2/12
    Tech 1 - Pinterest Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • In-the-ditch Buttonholes
    Thu 07/19/12 through Thu 07/26/12
    In-the-ditch Buttonholes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a quick buttonhole that can be made with a minimum of fuss. This technique puts the buttonhole in the seam between the band and the garment for a tidy
    ...click to see full description
  • Hairpin Lace Seam
    Thu 07/12/12 through Thu 07/19/12
    Hairpin Lace Seam Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This decorative seam is very useful in joining 2 pieces of knitting. You must plan ahead and set up your knitting to be able to use this technique.
    ...click to see full description
  • Jolie Unicorn Tool
    Thu 07/5/12 through Thu 07/12/12
    Jolie Unicorn Tool Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This is one of those tools that you may see in a garage sale or in a box of machine knitting stuff and wonder what it is. The Jolie Unicorn allows
    ...click to see full description

June 2012

  • Taming Variegated Yarns
    Thu 06/28/12 through Thu 07/5/12
    Taming Variegated Yarns Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multi-color, variegated or space dyed yarns. Whatever you call them these yarns can be challenging for those who are fussy about the colors pooling (or
    ...click to see full description
  • Show-Off Shoulder Seams
    Thu 06/21/12 through Thu 06/28/12
    Show-Off Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Why hide your shoulder seams? Use this decorative technique to add a designer touch to your next garmentThis technique was shared by long-time machine
    ...click to see full description
  • Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever!
    Thu 06/14/12 through Thu 06/21/12
    Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When knitting socks on the flatbed machine (or knitting them flat by hand) a seam is needed. You want this seam to be as comfortable as possible and still look
    ...click to see full description
  • Sharp Creases
    Thu 06/7/12 through Thu 06/14/12
    Sharp Creases Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    You have a number of options when you want a nice, sharp crease. Creases in the legs of slacks add a professional finish. A creased facing is a quick way to
    ...click to see full description

May 2012

  • Decorative Cabled Ribbing on the Machine
    Thu 05/31/12 through Thu 06/7/12
    Decorative Cabled Ribbing on the Machine Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a decorative cabled rib that is fun to knit on the machine. Combine re-formed stitches with cables for an interesting stitch pattern that will add an
    ...click to see full description
  • Shoulder Seams
    Thu 05/24/12 through Thu 05/31/12
    Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Joining shoulders seams on the machine creates a tidy seam and stabilizes the garment shoulders. This is the machine knitting version of the hand knitting
    ...click to see full description
  • Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On
    Thu 05/17/12 through Thu 05/24/12
    Troubleshooting Tips - Casting On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When you cast on has this ever happened to you? Carriage jams Needles don't move Stitches drop Stitches tuck
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  • Hand Knitting Terms for Machine Knitters
    Thu 05/10/12 through Thu 05/17/12
    Hand Knitting Terms for Machine Knitters Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Consider using a hand knitting pattern for your next machine knitting project. All it takes is little planning, familiarity with the capabilities of your
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  • Shortrow Shaping with the Lace Carriage
    Thu 05/3/12 through Thu 05/10/12
    Shortrow Shaping with the Lace Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Working shortrow shaping when using a lace carriage requires a different technique than pulling the needles out to holding position. This tutorial walks
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April 2012

  • Tech 1 - PDF Docs
    Thu 04/26/12 through Thu 05/3/12
    Tech 1 - PDF Docs Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Did you know you have a lot of control when using PDF's? Zoom Quickly navigate Save Print PDF is a file
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  • Crochet Buttons
    Thu 04/19/12 through Thu 04/26/12
    Crochet Buttons Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have perfectly matched buttons by crocheting them from your garment yarn. Fast and easy, they add a fun touch ... especially for kids!
  • Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On
    Thu 04/12/12 through Thu 04/19/12
    Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Casting on with your ribber can be intimidating. Have you followed the instructions with your machine and not been happy with the results? Are there too many
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  • Brother Transfer Carriage
    Thu 04/5/12 through Thu 04/12/12
    Brother Transfer Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Brother Transfer carriage makes fast work of transferring stitches from the rib bed to the main bed. This accessory is for the Brother standard
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March 2012

  • Double Eyelet Lace
    Thu 03/29/12 through Thu 04/5/12
    Double Eyelet Lace Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Unusual stitch transfer sequences create this simple, but beautiful lace pattern. The secret is breaking the rules by having 2 eyelets side by side,
    ...click to see full description
  • Mock Ribbing
    Thu 03/22/12 through Thu 03/29/12
    Mock Ribbing Tutroial 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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  • Needle Pitch - Why does it matter?
    Thu 03/15/12 through Thu 03/22/12
    Needle Pitch - Why does it matter? Tutroial 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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  • Picot Bind Off
    Thu 03/8/12 through Thu 03/15/12
    Picot Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Inspired by a hand knitting technique, this picot bindoff decorative edge may not be the fastest finish for your knitting, but it isn't difficult and can add a
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  • Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping
    Thu 03/1/12 through Thu 03/8/12
    Fixing Mistakes - Speed Ripping Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Mistakes happen. Being comfortable with ripping out rows of knitting is essential for every knitter. How many times have we discovered too many rows
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February 2012

  • Seaming - Putting It All Together
    Thu 02/23/12 through Thu 03/1/12
    Seaming - Putting It All Together Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Finishing - especially seaming can make or break a knitted garment. Here are 2 methods of seaming pieces together. Mattress stitch with 2 variations,
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  • Best Ever Picot Hem
    Thu 02/16/12 through Thu 02/23/12
    Best Ever Picot Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a great picot hem that is less bulky and more feminine than any other! There is a little more transferring to do, but the results are well worth it!
  • Tech 1 - RSS Feeds
    Thu 02/9/12 through Thu 02/16/12
    Tech 1 - RSS Feeds Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    To keep up with what's new on your favorite websites, use an RSS reader. Create your own newspaper based on knitting!
  • KISS Increases (automatic)
    Thu 02/2/12 through Thu 02/9/12
    KISS Increases (automatic) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Keep it Simple, Silly! Sometimes knitters make things harder than they need to be.

    Here are 2 fast and easy ways to increase stitches.

January 2012

  • Duplicate Stitch
    Thu 01/26/12 through Thu 02/2/12
    Duplicate Stitch Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Duplicate stitch is an embroidery technique that has many uses in knitting. Embellish a garment Make Repairs Quickly and Easily add
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  • Magic Formula: Calculate Shoulder Shaping
    Thu 01/19/12 through Thu 01/26/12
    Magic Formula: Calculate Shoulder Shaping Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    For better fit, shoulder seams are often sloped to imitate the natural slant of the body. Use the Magic Formula to calculate the placement of decreases (or
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  • Anatomy of Pattern Stitches
    Thu 01/12/12 through Thu 01/19/12
    Anatomy of Pattern Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Machine knitters have a wide range of pattern stitches available to add texture, dimension and color to their knitting. The basics are stockinette, tuck, slip,
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  • Sharp Foldover Band (Double Bed)
    Thu 01/5/12 through Thu 01/12/12
    Sharp Foldover Band (Double Bed) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Two very firm bands that will crease sharply in the middle. Nice for coats and jackets.

December 2011

  • Simple Eyelet Transfers
    Thu 12/29/11 through Thu 01/5/12
    Simple Eyelet Transfers Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Lace on the knitting machine doesn't have to be complicated or intimidating. If you have a lace carriage use these simple tricks and make eyelets (lace)
    ...click to see full description
  • Tech 1 - Useful Shortcuts
    Thu 12/22/11 through Thu 12/29/11
    Tech 1 - Useful Shortcuts Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Put the power of internet search engines to work for you. Learn to do a quick calculation, convert metric measurements and more!
  • Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side
    Thu 12/15/11 through Thu 12/22/11
    Grafting on the Machine - Knit Side Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Neatly joining pieces by grafting (or Kitchener stitch) is essential for all knitters. Doing it on the machine utilizes the needles to help make the perfect
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  • Introduction to Cut and Sew
    Thu 12/8/11 through Thu 12/15/11
    Introduction to Cut and Sew Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The Cut ‘n Sew method of shaping is very useful for machine knitters. Don’t like to shape necklines? Use cut ‘n sew! Knitting in pattern, or
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  • Wet Blocking
    Thu 12/1/11 through Thu 12/8/11
    Wet Blocking Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Wet blocking is a technique that many knitters don't consider. Join us as we explore 4 reasons to wet block instead of using steam.

November 2011

  • Yipes! Stripes!
    Thu 11/17/11 through Thu 11/24/11
    Yipes! Stripes! Tutroial 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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  • Short Rows - Automatic Wrap verses Manual Wrap
    Thu 11/10/11 through Thu 11/17/11
    Short Rows - Automatic Wrap verses Manual Wrap Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Short rows are used in knitting in many ways. It is a technique to shape knitted pieces without casting on or binding off. To avoid holes where the
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  • Stretchiest Bind Off Ever!
    Thu 11/3/11 through Thu 11/10/11
    Stretchiest Bind Off Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off that you will love! Similar to a hand knitting sewn bind off, it's just as fast as any other bind off method. This technique
    ...click to see full description

October 2011

  • Knitweave
    Thu 10/27/11 through Thu 11/3/11
    Knitweave Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Weaving on the knitting machine can produce beautifully textured fabric. Here's a fun way to use small amounts of novelty or luxury yarns on your machine knit
    ...click to see full description
  • Tech 1 - Zooming your Browser
    Thu 10/20/11 through Thu 10/27/11
    Tech 1 - Zooming your Browser Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Use your browser's zoom feature to get 'up close and personal' on a web page.
  • Easy Ribber Bind Off
    Thu 10/13/11 through Thu 10/20/11
    Easy Ribber Bind Off Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This is an easy bind off, finished on the machine, that requires no hand sewing with a tapestry needle to complete. This tutorial assumes that
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  • Reversible Furrows (Double Bed)
    Thu 10/6/11 through Thu 10/13/11
    Reversible Furrows (Double Bed) Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    All over fabric that is beautiful on both sides. Can be used for scarves, shawls, ties, lapels, anywhere both sides are public.

September 2011

  • Needle Pitch - Why does it matter?
    Thu 09/29/11 through Thu 10/6/11
    Needle Pitch - Why does it matter? Tutroial 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
    ...click to see full description
  • Chain Cast On
    Thu 09/22/11 through Thu 09/29/11
    Chain Cast On Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    A staple for every machine knitter, this cast on will match a stitch through stitch bind off. Good for blankets and scarves
  • Replacing Needles
    Thu 09/15/11 through Thu 09/22/11
    Replacing Needles Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Bent or broken needles don't happen often, but when they do, you need to be comfortable with replacing them on your machine This tutorial walks you
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  • Shoulder Seams
    Thu 09/8/11 through Thu 09/15/11
    Shoulder Seams Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Joining shoulders seams on the machine creates a tidy seam and stabilizes the garment shoulders. This is the machine knitting version of the hand knitting
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  • Compare Shaping Methods
    Thu 09/1/11 through Thu 09/8/11
    Compare Shaping Methods Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    There are many methods for creating shaped knitted pieces. To reduce the number of stitches in work (an armhole, for example) knitters use binding off,
    ...click to see full description

August 2011

  • Tech 1 - Ravelry
    Thu 08/25/11 through Thu 09/1/11
    Tech 1 - Ravelry Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Social Media is all about communication.
    Communicate with and get inspired by other knitters at Ravelry.com
  • Accurate Gauge Measurement
    Thu 08/18/11 through Thu 08/25/11
    Accurate Gauge Measurement Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Measuring your swatch to find the correct gauge is the most important step in making sure your garment will fit.This tutorial covers 5 different
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  • Fine Lace on the Brother Machines
    Thu 08/11/11 through Thu 08/18/11
    Fine Lace on the Brother Machines Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Fine Lace is a technique that is available with the Brother standard gauge machines with a lace carriage. Fine Lace provides fabulous texture. It can
    ...click to see full description
  • MK Abbreviations Quiz
    Thu 08/4/11 through Thu 08/11/11
    MK Abbreviations Quiz Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Test yourself on your MK knowledge! Here's a fun quiz on the cryptic abbreviations often used in machine knitting patterns.

July 2011

  • Magic Formula: Buttonhole Placement
    Thu 07/28/11 through Thu 08/4/11
    Magic Formula: Buttonhole Placement Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Use the Magic Formula to calculate perfect buttonhole placement. Both Horizontal and vertical orientations are covered.
  • Crochet Buttons
    Thu 07/21/11 through Thu 07/28/11
    Crochet Buttons Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Have perfectly matched buttons by crocheting them from your garment yarn. Fast and easy, they add a fun touch ... especially for kids!
  • Gathered Pockets
    Thu 07/14/11 through Thu 07/21/11
    Gathered Pockets Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This decorative pocket is especially loved by little girls. Transferring the stitches can be a bit tedious, but the results are well worth the
    ...click to see full description
  • De-Knit Carriage
    Thu 07/7/11 through Thu 07/14/11
    De-Knit Carriage Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This accessory aids in quickly ripping rows of knitting by keeping the needles and stitches arranged so the knitting stays intact and you can get back to
    ...click to see full description

June 2011

  • Stitch Types and Yarn Usage
    Thu 06/30/11 through Thu 07/7/11
    Stitch Types and Yarn Usage  Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Stockinette, Slip, Tuck, Lace all make beautiful fabrics. Each has it’s own characteristics, but which one uses more yarn? Follow along on our
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  • DesignaKnit Shaping Methods
    Thu 06/23/11 through Thu 06/30/11
    DesignaKnit Shaping Methods Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Every knitter has their favorite shaping method. Bind off, short row etc. DesignaKnit allows you to select your preferred shaping method when designing, and
    ...click to see full description
  • Hairpin Lace Seam
    Thu 06/16/11 through Thu 06/23/11
    Hairpin Lace Seam Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    This decorative seam is very useful in joining 2 pieces of knitting. You must plan ahead and set up your knitting to be able to use this technique.
    ...click to see full description
  • Easy Felted Mittens
    Thu 06/9/11 through Thu 06/16/11
    Easy Felted Mittens Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Combine machine knitting, hand knitting and sewing to create warm, unique felted mittens. This is a good project for community knitting or as a quick
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  • Cut N Sew - Beaded Band
    Thu 06/2/11 through Thu 06/9/11
    Cut N Sew - Beaded Band Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    After working a basic Cut ‘n Sew band, add a row of beads to decorate the neckband. There are as many possibilities for this technique as there are
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May 2011

  • Stitch Multiples
    Thu 05/26/11 through Thu 06/2/11
    Stitch Multiples Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Multiple of 5 plus 1, Multiple of 3 plus 2. These indicators on stitch patterns can make or break the finishing on your garment. Take a few minutes to
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  • Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean?
    Thu 05/19/11 through Thu 05/26/11
    Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean? Tutroial 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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  • Double E-wrap 3 techniques
    Thu 05/12/11 through Thu 05/19/11
    Double E-wrap 3 techniques Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    The basic e wrap is one of the first cast on methods that most machine knitters learn. It is similar to the thumb cast on that is a hand knitting beginners
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  • Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs
    Thu 05/5/11 through Thu 05/12/11
    Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here's a stretchy bind off for machines that do not have gate pegs (gate posts, sinker posts). Similar to the 'around the gate peg' bind off, it gives the same
    ...click to see full description

April 2011

  • Weaving Cast on WITHOUT Brushes
    Thu 04/28/11 through Thu 05/5/11
    Weaving Cast on WITHOUT Brushes Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Often patterns will instruct you to work a weaving cast on. This a quick and easy way to get started knitting. If you don't have weaving brushes on
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  • DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes
    Thu 04/21/11 through Thu 04/28/11
    DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes Tutroial 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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  • Repairing Dropped Stitches
    Thu 04/14/11 through Thu 04/21/11
    Repairing Dropped Stitches Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Dropped or split stitches are a fact of life for a knitter. Being comfortable with making repairs in your knitting is essential. Take some
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  • How Much Yarn Do I Need?
    Thu 04/7/11 through Thu 04/14/11
    How Much Yarn Do I Need? Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    One of the most often asked question is How much yarn do I need? or Do I have enough yarn to knit my sweater? If you are substituting
    ...click to see full description

March 2011

  • Best Ever Picot Hem
    Thu 03/31/11 through Thu 04/7/11
    Best Ever Picot Hem Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a great picot hem that is less bulky and more feminine than any other! There is a little more transferring to do, but the results are well worth it!
  • Calculating Bands
    Thu 03/24/11 through Thu 03/31/11
    Calculating Bands Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Calculating stitches for neckbands or front bands for cardigans is mysterious for many knitters. We are often instructed to “pick up 2 stitches for
    ...click to see full description
  • Pleated Pocket - Part 1
    Thu 03/17/11 through Thu 03/24/11
    Pleated Pocket - Part 1 Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    Here is a tailored pocket that is knitted first, then knitted into the garment. Even if you don't think you will knit this type of pocket, the
    ...click to see full description
  • Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead!
    Thu 03/10/11 through Thu 03/17/11
    Seaming Ribbing - Plan Ahead! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When seaming ribbed pieces, it is important that you plan ahead. A little planning will ensure that your seams match and are picture perfect every time!

February 2011

  • Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever!
    Sun 02/27/11 through Thu 03/10/11
    Bickford Seams - The Flattest Seams Ever! Tutroial for Machine Knitting
    When knitting socks on the flatbed machine (or knitting them flat by hand) a seam is needed. You want this seam to be as comfortable as possible and still look
    ...click to see full description