Neckbands and CollarsFrom simple to fancy, neckbands and collars add the finishing touch to any sweater. Let's work on our finishing skills and explore adding collars to any sweater.
Before tackling finishing, it's important to have neckline shaping skills mastered.
NOTE: The LIVE Q&A from Wed. Jan 27 did not record there is no replay available.
Wednesday Q&A's are on hiatus .... stay tuned for a new Knit-Along format
PonchoNo matter where you are on your journey, from the all-important planning stage to finishing, this knit-along will help you gain confidence with your machine and you will end up with a beautiful, custom-designed poncho.
Ponchos are timeless alternatives to sweaters. Easy on / easy off warmth they are a perfect project if you are just getting started with your knitting machine, or if you are ready to spread your wings and try new-to-you techniques.
Play with yarn and stitch patterns, add designer touches ... use the basic rectangle shapes as a canvas for your creativity.
Take it step-by-step and work at your own pace. Visit the forum and see what other knitters are doing and reach out for help when you need it.
If you are not a subscriber, the Basic Poncho pattern is available - create your own design!
Hand Knitting Patterns for Machine Knitting
"I can knit that on the machine!"Join us as we explore 3 ways of using a hand knitting pattern for machine knitting. Duplicate the designer details and use any yarn, any machine and your own creativity!
This subscriber knit-along is based on the course If you aren't a subscriber the course is available here.
Subscribers: Expand your horizons by knitting cuff-to-cuff
Knitting sweaters this way gives us sizing flexibility and a fun way to think about adding color and texture ... sideways!
Cuff to cuff also helps with the needlebed limitations for larger sizes.
Knit a quick baby sweater and explore the options, or jump in and knit an adult size sideways sweater. It's your choice!
- Plan your cuff-to-cuff
- Mix 'n Match stitch patterns
- Yokes/skirts for added length
- Shaping for a "swing" style
Subscribers: Please join us for some sideways knitting. There will be 3 LIVE meetings (via Zoom) and a number of patterns to choose - from babies to adults.
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Fearless Cut 'n Sew FinishingCut 'n Sew (Sew 'n Cut) is a great alternative to shaping necklines. It is especially helpful when knitting in pattern... no starting and stopping the pattern to work each side of a neckline.
You don't need a fancy serger to work cut 'n sew. A basic sewing machine will do the trick!
The focus of this Knit-along is finishing. We will explore both single and double bands that will neatly hide the cut edges of your neckline.
Prickly Pear Knit-AlongMaybe you haven't had success knitting sweaters, or maybe your 1st sweater was a bit ambitious for you.
This easy-to-knit sweater is the perfect confidence booster. No matter what your experience level, use this pattern as a canvas for your creativity.
The course includes the Dynamic, Perfect Fit pattern in 4 sizes: kids to adults. The patterns are written in our interactive style. Included are detailed, step-by-step videos to help you knit your one-of-a-kind sweater (and enjoy success!)
As always, you can use ANY machine, ANY yarn and ANY stitch pattern.
Do you use an LK-150? The start-to-finish videos were recorded on your machine
Ear Flap CollectionWith 4 crown styles and 2 ear flap options this Ear Flap Collection will be a favorite for knitters of all skill levels.
The classic style will keep your ears warm and your hat in place when the wind blows.
3 Part Lace WorkshopLearn/Practice knitting lace on your machine.
No matter what machine you use, you can knit lace. Learn/Practice knitting lace on your machine.
Let's explore the various ways of making holes in our knitting
- Maybe you've played with your ribber, but it is still intimidating
- Have you've only used it for 1x1 ribbing on cuffs? .... OMG! There is sooo much more you can do!
- Let's dust off that machine, give it a little oil (and love) and get knitting!
Ribber Knit-Along 2Over the next 4 weeks, we will expand on the experience gained in the Ribber 1 Knit-along.
If you haven't worked the exercises in that Knit-along, please take a look at the topics covered.
Sampler Block Blanket ChallengeHere's a 'no stress' project that will hone your skills with easy-to-complete exercises. You will need to have played with tuck and slip on your machine .... ANY machine! (you have your manual ... right?)
- Gain confidence in swatching and measuring for gauge
- Compare stitch pattern techniques
- Learn more about stitch patterning on your machine
- Practice seaming and joining
- Learn and try finishing techniques
Although designed for ANY machine, this Knit-Along is perfect for LK-150 knitters who are ready to take the next steps on their journey ... stitch patterning. If you are just getting started, we suggest the course "Master LK-150 Patterning". It's designed just for you!
Basic Socks Knit-AlongKnitting socks on a flatbed knitting machine doesn't have to be intimidating. If you can knit short rows, you can knit these basic socks. (If you haven't tried short row shaping ... here's a great place to learn!)
- Based on the Basics Socks Course (free for subscribers)