Cast on Methods
So many options to get our knitting started. Do you have a "go-to" favorite? Maybe it's time to try something new!
Bind off Methods
There are many bind off methods. Explore different techniques and expand your finishing skills.
Knitting in Circles
As machine knitters, we spend a lot of time knitting rectangles and squares. Knitting circles opens up a world of design possibilities.
Let's explore some circular inspiration!
Hems for all Occasions
Hems are the finishing touch for any knitted item. Sure you can add ribbing or just let the edges roll. But ...adding a hem creates a stable edge, adds interest and gives your item a designer touch.
Here's a challenge: Plan and knit a hem on your next project!
One-Minute tips to help make DesignaKnit easier
All About Short Rows
Short Row Shaping (AKA Partial Knitting) is an essential skill for all machine knitters.
Instead of knitting just squares and rectangles, short row shaping is used to shape your knitting.
Warm scarves are always a welcome addition to anyone's wardrobe.
As machine knitters, it's easy for us to quickly finish beautiful scarves. At the same time we build confidence and knowledge of our machines.
Hats for Everyone
One of the more rewarding projects for machine knitters is hats.
Keep your loved ones warm and polish your knitting skills without a huge time investment.
Weaving on the knitting machine is an often overlooked technique that has lots of possibilities. The idea is to carry strands of yarn across the purl side of the knitting, creating decorative floats.
Top Down Raglan Sweaters
Top Down Sweaters are fun to knit and offer lots of opportunity to get creative.
Basic Socks on your Machine
Knitting socks on a flatbed machine shouldn't be intimidating. Master short row shaping and you can knit lots of variations.
Toe up, cuff down, yoga socks, socks for kids and adults ... the sky's the limit!
Yarn for Knitting Machines
Cones, balls, hanks, skeins ... you don't need special yarn to use on your knitting machine.
BUT you must understand what yarns work with YOUR machine.
Babies, Babies, Babies
Knitting for babies is a fast and fun way to polish your knitting skills.
Imagining a little cherub in your creation makes it even sweeter!
From simple all-in-one designs to traditional construction, use our baby inspiration as a canvas for your creativity.
Unless you only knit scarves, you are going to join the edges of your knitted pieces. Choosing the right technique will elevate your knitting from "home made" to "hand made"
Swatching is not Optional!
No matter what you want to knit, making gauge swatch is NOT OPTIONAL!
Tuck is one of the most versatile stitch patterns available to machine knitters
Fixing Mistakes - (We all make em!)
You are not alone. EVERY machine knitter makes mistakes. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Dry your tears, and explore some tips for fixing things, picking up stitches and preventing boo-boos!