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Knitwear Design: Basic Charting

  • Pencil and Paper Charting Part 1
    Pencil and Paper Charting Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Learning to chart by hand is essential for all knitters. Even if you use knitting software, a basic understanding will go a long way in modifying patterns and
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  • Pencil and Paper Charting Part 2
    Pencil and Paper Charting Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    2nd in a series on charting without software, we continue the basic shape started in part 1. We'll calculate the position of the neck opening
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  • Pencil and Paper Charting Part 3
    Pencil and Paper Charting Part 3 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    In part 3 we complete the written pattern for our simple garment. We work through calculating shoulder shaping. In addition, we discuss using the
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  • Pencil and Paper Charting Part 4 Round Neckline
    Pencil and Paper Charting Part 4 Round Neckline Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Have you ever found a knitting pattern that you love, but the neckline was too high or way too low? Re-calculating a round neckline is the next topic
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  • Pencil and Paper Charting Part 5 Sleeve Length
    Pencil and Paper Charting Part 5 Sleeve Length Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    If you find that the sleeve measurement of a pattern is too long for you, it's not difficult to recalculate the shaping instructions.This tutorial is
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  • Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 2
    Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Second in the series on modifying a set in sleeve.This NO MATH method borrows a dressmaker 'slash and spread' method to re-shape a sleeve to enlarge the
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  • Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 3
    Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 3 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    The next part of this series on enlarging the upper arm of a sleeve uses math for precision. This tutorial walks you through using a mathematical
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  • Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 4
    Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 4 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    This is the final tutorial in the series covering modifying a set in sleeve Put on your thinking cap, pull out your calculator and we'll finish
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  • Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 1
    Paper and Pencil Charting  - Modify Set in Sleeves 1 Tutorial 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
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  • Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction
    Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction Tutorial 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
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  • Design with "to-scale" Knitters Graph Paper
    Design with
    Get creative with your knitting! You don't have to use software or someone else's pattern to draft odd shaped pieces. Maybe you want a triangle pillow or a
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  • Add a Hood to Any Sweater
    Add a Hood to Any Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Adding a hood to any sweater pattern can be easy. There are a few things to consider when designing a hood ... especially for machine knitters. This overview
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Knitwear Design: Basics

  • Analyzing Sweater Styles
    Analyzing Sweater Styles Tutorial 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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Knitwear Design: Inspiration

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

  • The Magic Formula (Diophantine Equation)
    The Magic Formula (Diophantine Equation) Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Since the time you first began knitting, or maybe even before, you probably have wondered how someone calculates even increments such as those needed in
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  • Magic Formula: Straight Vertical Decreases
    Magic Formula: Straight Vertical Decreases Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Any time you need to calculate increases or decreases, use the Diophantine Equation (Magic Formula). This tutorial covers decreasing from both sides of
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  • Magic Formula: Vertical darts
    Magic Formula: Vertical darts Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Use the Magic Formula to calculate the decreases for vertical darts for skirts and slacks. The darts start at a specific point and have space at the
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  • Magic Formula: Buttonhole Placement
    Magic Formula: Buttonhole Placement Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Use the Magic Formula to calculate perfect buttonhole placement. Both Horizontal and vertical orientations are covered.
  • Magic Formula: Reduce Stitches Across Rows
    Magic Formula: Reduce Stitches Across Rows Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    When adding gathers to a garment, or on cuffs and waistbands, you need to reduce (or increase) stitches evenly across rows. Using this calculation will
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  • Magic Formula: Sideways Shortrow Calculation
    Magic Formula: Sideways Shortrow Calculation Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    To make a pleat on a sideways skirt, you must short row even segments across the machine bed. This formula can be used for any short row shaping you
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  • Magic Formula: Calculate Shoulder Shaping
    Magic Formula: Calculate Shoulder Shaping Tutorial 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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Knitwear Design: Personal Touches

  • Yipes! Stripes!
    Yipes! Stripes! Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Add some interest to a plain knitting pattern with stripes. All of these examples are quick and easy with no programming necessary. Includes eyelets, simple
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  • Adding Bust Darts
    Adding Bust Darts Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Do you want your sweaters to fit better? Add bust darts! Simply adding a few rows of knitting to the center front of your sweaters will add comfort and
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  • Waterfall Vest Adjust Length
    Waterfall Vest Adjust Length Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    The Simply Rectangles Waterfall Vest construction is unusual. Modifying the length of this garment can be tricky. Follow the logic and use the included
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  • Sideways Knits Inspiration
    Sideways Knits Inspiration Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Knitting sweaters from side to side is a refreshing change from traditional hem to neck knitting. The Knit it Now Basics "Sideways Collection" patterns
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  • Not Enough Needles? - Tips for Plus Knitters
    Not Enough Needles? - Tips for Plus Knitters Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Not enough needles to knit the size you need? Every knitter needs to understand the possibilities of their machine and different yarns. Learn to calculate
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  • Not Enough Needles? Part 2
    Not Enough Needles? Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting
    Don't be limited by the size of your needlebed! If you need more needles than you have available, you can still knit your garment. With a little
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