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Ravel Cord Tips

Ravel Cord Tips Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Cut your ravel cord? Heaven forbid! Let's talk about alternative ravel cord materials and uses for a machine knitters best friend ... ravel cord.

Where's my Pattern?

Where's my Pattern? Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Waiting for the delivery of a pattern in your email? With our Dynamic Patterns, you build a custom pattern based on YOUR gauge. The patterns live in your
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Keep on Track when Ripping

Keep on Track when Ripping Tutorial for Machine Knitting

It's inevitable, making mistakes and ripping. Ever have trouble keeping track of how many rows you knit? Try this tip.

For Success: Plan Ahead

For Success: Plan Ahead Tutorial for Machine Knitting

One thing that will guarantee success with your knitting. READ!

LK-150 and DAK

LK-150 and DAK Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Do you have DesignaKnit (or considering it)? You CAN put it to use with your LK-150 machine (or Brother KX350 or any non-patterning/non-electronic
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Unbox an LK-150

Unbox an LK-150 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Whoo Hoo! You have a new-to-you LK-150 knitting machine! This popular machine offers so many possibilities for both new and experienced machine knitters.
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Brother 970 Row Counter

Brother 970 Row Counter Tutorial for Machine Knitting

If you don't have a mechanical row counter for your Brother 970, you can use the CB-1 box as your row counter, even if you aren't doing any patterning
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What is Knit it Now?

What is Knit it Now? Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Using the Pattern | Susanna's Blanket

Using the Pattern | Susanna's Blanket Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Walk through with us as we prepare to knit Susanna's blanket. Estimate yarn and use the interactive knitting pattern format.

Interactive Patterns

Interactive Patterns Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Follow your pattern on your tablet for easier knitting.

Multiple Stitch Patterns with Dynamic Patterns

Multiple Stitch Patterns with Dynamic Patterns Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Most Dynamic Patterns allow you to enter the gauge for each piece in your garment. Want to knit the sleeves in a different stitch pattern than the body? No
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"Knit" at Knit it Now

The heart and soul of the website is the "KNIT" section. It not only contains all of our Dynamic patterns, it holds a wealth of resources for your knitting.

Building Knit it Now Custom Patterns

Building Knit it Now Custom Patterns Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Knit it Now patterns are different than patterns you've used before. Instead of forcing you to use a specific machine, yarn and stitch pattern, you can build
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Tool: Magic Formula (Inches)

Tool: Magic Formula (Inches) Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Easily shape your knitting with the Magic Formula and no math! Often used to shorten or lengthen sleeves or add waist shaping, this tool is invaluable when
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Tool: Magic Formula (stitches)

Tool: Magic Formula (stitches) Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Easily shape your knitting with the Magic Formula and no math! Often used to shorten or lengthen sleeves or add waist shaping, this tool is invaluable and
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Buttonhole Position Tool

Buttonhole Position Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Take the guesswork (and the math) out of knitting buttonhole bands. Enter in your details and the tool will provide you with customized, detailed knitting
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Circle Calculator Tool

Circle Calculator Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Calculate knitted circles for your machine. Use ANY yarn, ANY machine, ANY gauge, ANY size! 6 or 8 wedges hats blankets
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Yarn Estimator

Yarn Estimator Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Determine if you have enough yarn to finish your project. A swatch, a scale and a few measurements and you'll never worry about running out again!

Knit it Now Tools

Knit it Now Tools Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You may not want to draft your own knitting patterns, but sometimes you need to modify a pattern for fit. Knit it Now tools takes the tedious math out of
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Bust Dart Tool

Bust Dart Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Why struggle with complicated math? Let the Knit it Now Bust Dart Tool calculate the short-row shaping for darts. Adding bust darts will improve the
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Knit Club Forum

Knit Club Forum Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The Knit Club forum is the central place of communication for subscribers. Talk about machine knitting in safe, distraction free environment. Get updates from
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Change your Email and Password

Change your Email and Password Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You can change your own Knit it Now Password:
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Click "Modify Profile"
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Build and Use a Knit it Now Pattern

Build and Use a Knit it Now Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Knit it Now Interactive Patterns allow you to create custom patterns based on your gauge AND make adjustments to the measurements without any math.They
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Knit it Now Learning Library

Knit it Now Learning Library Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Explore the Knit it Now Learning Library. Navigate the over 500 tutorials and find what you need when you need it.

Vintage Yarn Index

Vintage Yarn Index Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Do you have a pattern using an old yarn? Find a replacement suggestion. Learn more about yarn in your stash. The Vintage Yarn index is a searchable
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Machine Knitting Courses

Machine Knitting Courses Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Learn to machine knit the most efficient on-line way possible. Interactive learning courses include videos, practice exercises, question and answer tutorials
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Finding your Favorite Tutorials

Finding your Favorite Tutorials Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You watched a tutorial last week and want to view it again. How best to find it? Take a look at the many ways of locating and tagging your favorites

Fun with Flat Ribs

Fun with Flat Ribs Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Do you love the look of both knit and purl stitches? Do you love the look of ribbing, but don't need or want the stretch? Maybe your yarn isn't suited
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Using the Pet Vest Pattern

Using the Pet Vest Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This custom pattern allows you to create a vest for your pet. Enter the dimensions and your gauge and you'll have a custom pattern. Use any yarn, stitch
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Color Block Poncho Construction

Color Block Poncho Construction Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Knit 5 striped pieces, join them as you knit, 2 seams and you'll have this unusual graphic design poncho.

Bonnie's One Piece Cocoon Pattern

Bonnie's One Piece Cocoon Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here's an interesting, comfortable and fashionable shape that is perfect for knitting on the machine. With a bit of shaping, pleats and strategic folds,
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Introduction to Machine Knitting

Introduction to Machine Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Home knitting machines allow the knitter to produce beautiful knitted items - FAST! Instead of forming one stitch at a time, imagine knitting 200 stitches with
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Knit a Gauge Swatch in Less than 10 Minutes

Knit a Gauge Swatch in Less than 10 Minutes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Imagine knitting a gauge swatch in a few minutes! You can easily try out a new stitch pattern or quickly match a pattern gauge.Watch as we knit
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Learn to Machine Knit

Learn to Machine Knit Tutorial for Machine Knitting

How do you learn to Machine Knit? This tutorial covers the many resources available. Many beginning machine knitters get overwhelmed with all the
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Yarns for Machine Knitting

Yarns for Machine Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You don't need special coned yarn to knit with a knitting machine. Many knitters use yarn on cones so they don't have to work in as many yarn ends as you do
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Needle Pitch - Why does it matter?

Needle Pitch - Why does it matter? Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Machine Needle Pitch refers to the distance between the needles on the needle bed. Explore the different needle pitches and why they are critical to successful
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Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean?

Yarn Counts - What do Those Numbers Mean? Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When working with coned yarn, many knitters are confused by the numbering system. Yarn on cones is often referred to by the yarn count (3/8, 10/2 etc).
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Manual Wrap for Short Row Shaping

Manual Wrap for Short Row Shaping Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Manual Wrap for Short Row Shaping

E-Wrap Cast On

E-Wrap Cast On Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A quick and easy basic cast on. A need-to-know for every machine knitter.

Ugly Cast On?

Ugly Cast On? Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A new knitter wrote that she was doing something wrong when casting on. Turns out that the technique she used was just plain "ugly" for the edge of her
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Balls to Cones Conversion Tool

Balls to Cones Conversion Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

More and more machine knitters are using hand knitting yarn that is put up in balls, skeins and hanks. By using the information on the ball band, this tool
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Rip and Rehang

Rip and Rehang Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Need to rip down a few rows? Explore 4 tools to help repair a mistake, pick up stitches and save your knitting.

Lifelines: Best Advice EVER!

Lifelines: Best Advice EVER! Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Prepare for those inevitable mistakes. The best MK advice I've been given.Learn more about lifelines and fixing mistakes in the Classroom:
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Crochet Corkscrew

Crochet Corkscrew Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create corkscrew embellishments using basic crochet stitches. Great for kids hats!

Finishing the Ruffled Heart Pillow

Finishing the Ruffled Heart Pillow Tutorial for Machine Knitting

With the front and back of your pillow knitted, join them together with crochet. Included are tips for finishing and examples of how we made our sample.

Taming the Curl

Taming the Curl Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When knitting in stockinette, both hand and machine, a knitter needs to deal with the rolling edges. It’s the nature of the knitted stitches to curl.
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Copy a Ready To Wear Sweater

Copy a Ready To Wear Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Follow along as we examine a ready-to-wear sweater design. Based on 3 criteria, we'll examine the possibility of knitting it on the knitting machine.

Sideways Knits Inspiration

Sideways Knits Inspiration Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Knitting sweaters from side to side is a refreshing change from traditional hem to neck knitting. The Knit it Now Basics "Sideways Collection" patterns
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Waterfall Vest Adjust Length

Waterfall Vest Adjust Length Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The Simply Rectangles Waterfall Vest construction is unusual. Modifying the length of this garment can be tricky. Follow the logic and use the included
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Garment Designer-Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes!

Garment Designer-Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes! Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Need a fast knitting pattern? Get started quickly with Garment Designer in a few simple steps.

Hobby Knit Knitted Cord Maker

Hobby Knit Knitted Cord Maker Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The Hobby Knit Machine was originally made in the 1940's. This cast metal machine is a sturdy workhorse that clamps to a table to quickly crank miles of
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Playing with Pintucks

Playing with Pintucks Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Pintucks are a simple way to add dimension to your knitting. Multi-color pintucks, graduated pintucks, garter pintucks, eyelet pintucks. The possibilities are
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Cheat Sheets for Hand Manipulation

Cheat Sheets for Hand Manipulation Tutorial for Machine Knitting

With non-patterning machines and any time you want to work a hand manipulated stitch pattern, there's usually a lot of counting of needles involved. Here are
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Yarn Bobbins for Intarsia

Yarn Bobbins for Intarsia Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Control those strands when knitting in intarsia. 2 quick (and inexpensive) ways to make your own yarn bobbins.

3D Machine Knitting from Disney

3D Machine Knitting from Disney Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You have to watch this one! 3D knitting! I want this!

Conversion of a knitting machine punchcard pattern

Conversion of a knitting machine punchcard pattern  Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Take a printed punchcard image and convert it to electronic format with the Graphics Studio.

Conversion of a black and white diagram to a stitch pattern

Conversion of a black and white diagram to a stitch pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is the beginnings of learning how to convert graphics by starting with black and white line drawings and converting them into a stitch pattern. We will
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Conversion of a Multicolored Picture

Conversion of a Multicolored Picture Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This video will cover conversion techniques for block colored patterns, much like filling in a coloring page with blocks of color. Again the importance of
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Conversion of a full color photo into a sweater front stitch design

Conversion of a full color photo into a sweater front stitch design Tutorial for Machine Knitting

It is fun to create a full color design on a child's sweater front. He we take two cute puppies in a basket and convert them to a design. We how to determine
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Just the basics - Get up and running fast in Original Pattern Drafting

Just the basics - Get up and running fast in Original Pattern Drafting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit Original Pattern Drafting is so incredibly full featured that is can be overwhelming to the new user. Here we take the use of various different
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Converting a garment for sideways knitting

Converting a garment for sideways knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is one of the simplest and most basic start of manipulation of individual garment pieces within the garment shape to start learning how to use the Original
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Create a new garment shape from a schematic drawing

Create a new garment shape from a schematic drawing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Everyone should have a garment shaping file for a six month old infant to be prepared for celebrations of new life between family and friends. This exercise
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Using the new Thumbnail browser to find your shaping file

Using the new Thumbnail browser to find your shaping file Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Thumbnails are now also used for shape files and palette files in addition to stitch patterns and standard graphic files. Shape files can be searched by the
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Using the Grading feature to create a series of garment shapes

Using the Grading feature to create a series of garment shapes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This option allows you to easily create intermediate garment shaping files in a series of sizes. In this example, we will use a pants pattern in Small and
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Using Exact Stitch Layout for complete control of your pattern edges

Using Exact Stitch Layout for complete control of your pattern edges Tutorial for Machine Knitting

On any garment piece, by zooming in along the edge of the garment piece and selecting exact stitch layout using View / Stitch Handles will then show light
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Layout your stitch patterns fast directly in Original Pattern Drafting

Layout your stitch patterns fast directly in Original Pattern Drafting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Now, you have the ability to lay out your stitch patterns directly on your garment pieces in Original Pattern Drafting. Lay out different patterns on each
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DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes

DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When you want to get knitting, you want to spend your time at the machine, not the computer! If you’ve knitted your swatch and know your gauge, use
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Create Your First Garment

Create Your First Garment Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This video is appropriate for the new user to DesignaKnit to rapidly create a sweater ready to knit. It also is a great refresher course for those who haven't
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Create your Second Garment

Create your Second Garment Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Now that you have created your first garment, it is easy to create a second garment using a few simple changes. We will cover changing tensions, reading
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Create a Short Sleeve Summer Top

Create a Short Sleeve Summer Top Tutorial for Machine Knitting

We can use the Measurements Table to 'trick' DesignaKnit 8 into creating a short sleeve top. Here in this tutorial, we will make a short sleeved ladies cardigan
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Create a Winter Coat

Create a Winter Coat Tutorial for Machine Knitting

We already played tricks on DesignaKnit, fooling it into making a cute short sleeved top with crocheted edges. Here in this tutorial, will make a winter
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Using the Custom Measurement Database

Using the Custom Measurement Database Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When you choose Custom sizing instead of the built in DesignaKnit 8 Standard Size Measurement database, a new Custom Sizing database opens up for you to select
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Stitch Designer - Just the basics - get up and running fast

Stitch Designer - Just the basics - get up and running fast Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here we will create a small diamond Fairisle pattern for a handknit seater for a six month old baby. We will be using the pencil and drawing on multiple repeats
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Learning about how to use the icons - Part 1

Learning about how to use the icons - Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit 8 has a multitude of icon tools to help you create that perfect design. We will be walking you through how each icon works, the options that they
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Learning about how to use the icons - Part 2

Learning about how to use the icons - Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit 8 has a multitude of icon tools to help you create that perfect design. We will be walking you through how each icon works, the options that they
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Stitch Designer Palettes - Yarn Color Palette

Stitch Designer Palettes - Yarn Color Palette Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here we will look at the different palettes available to us for designing in colors, stitches and crossed cables. All of these techniques are suitable for both
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Stitch Designer Palettes - Cables Organizer

Stitch Designer Palettes - Cables Organizer Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here we will look at the different palettes available to us for designing in colors, stitches and crossed cables. All of these techniques are suitable for both
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Designing a four color jacquard blanket

Designing a four color jacquard blanket Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This tutorial discusses the layout for a baby blanket, the use of a graphic pattern from the DesignaKnit Graphics Studio conversion, the use of Palette Replace
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Designing a cable knit sweater

Designing a cable knit sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This tutorial covers how to correctly place cables down on to your stitch design as a design element. They can be simple 1 x 1 cable crosses or very complicated
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DAK Opening Stitch Pattern Files

DAK Opening Stitch Pattern Files Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A basic review of how to use DAK stitch pattern files provided by Knit it Now in patterns and the Stitch Library.

Updating your DesignaKnit 8 to the newest release automatically

Updating your DesignaKnit 8 to the newest release automatically Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Now in this version of DesignaKnit, using the program we can update the program to its newest release easily. We will go through the actual steps involved
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Short Row Refresher

Short Row Refresher Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Short Row Shaping (Partial Knitting) is used in so many ways in machine knitting. If you aren't familiar with this technique, here's a quick refresher.

Spikey Scarf from Knit-1

Spikey Scarf from Knit-1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here's a fun, textured scarf that is sure to impress! Watch as we detail the partial knitting (short rows) that form the pyramids.Not only is this a fun
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Replacing a Sponge Bar

Replacing a Sponge Bar Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The Needle Retaining Bar (also known as a Sponge Bar or Sponge Presser Bar) on a knitting machine holds the needles in place. Most metal bed machines have a
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