Get Acquainted Swatch
You have a new-to-you yarn that you want to knit. Where do you start?
The ball band gives some information, but as a machine knitter you need more. Knitting a "get-acquainted" swatch is the best way to have success with your new yarn.
The ONE Secret to Machine Knitting Success
Gauge is the ONE thing that will make or break your knitting. When using a knitting machine we can't measure-as-we-go. It is especially critical for machine knitters to know their gauge before starting ANY project. Here are 7 things that can affect gauge. Knitting swatches in NOT optional! :o)
9 Ways to Knit Garter Stitch on a Knitting Machine
When knitters are first introduced to knitting machines, they are surprised that we can't easily knit Garter Stitch (knit every row).
Because we aren't reversing our work as you do in hand knitting, as we knit, we are working knit and purl rows to create stockinette.
Here are some clever ways to add the texture of garter stitch.
Machine Clamp Hack
Have you ever tried to attach your knitting machine to a table that was too thick for the clamps?
With the right tools, this hack is genius!
Stitch World Stitch Pattern Inspiration
Are you looking for a little stitch pattern inspiration? The Stitch World pattern books are a go-to for machine knitting "eye-candy".
Organized by stitch type (tuck, slip, fairisle, etc) they provide images of knitted samples as well as the chart for each pattern.