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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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