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Hand Knitters guide to Machine Knitting

Hand Knitters guide to Machine Knitting
August 1, 2022
"I am an accomplished long-time hand knitter and just got an LK-150 knitting machine. I've been able to knit a couple of hats. I want to knit my first sweater...."

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DesignaKnit with Non-Electronic Machines

DesignaKnit with Non-Electronic Machines
July 24, 2022
If you have a manual or non-electronic (or punchcard) machine , you can use the Interactive Knitting feature of DesignaKnit. Use this for an LK-150, Brother KX350, or any non-electronic machine (even electronics that are no longer working.)

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Get Acquainted Swatch

Get Acquainted Swatch
July 12, 2022
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.

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The ONE Secret to Machine Knitting Success

The ONE Secret to Machine Knitting Success
July 5, 2022
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)

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9 Ways to Knit Garter Stitch on a Knitting Machine

9 Ways to Knit Garter Stitch on a Knitting Machine
June 28, 2022
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.

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