Pencil and Paper Charting Part 1

Pencil and Paper Charting Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Learning to chart by hand is essential for all knitters. Even if you use knitting software, a basic understanding will go a long way in modifying patterns and
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Pencil and Paper Charting Part 2

Pencil and Paper Charting Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

2nd in a series on charting without software, we continue the basic shape started in part 1. We'll calculate the position of the neck opening
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Pencil and Paper Charting Part 3

Pencil and Paper Charting Part 3 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

In part 3 we complete the written pattern for our simple garment. We work through calculating shoulder shaping. In addition, we discuss using the
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Pencil and Paper Charting Part 4 Round Neckline

Pencil and Paper Charting Part 4 Round Neckline Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Have you ever found a knitting pattern that you love, but the neckline was too high or way too low? Re-calculating a round neckline is the next topic
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Pencil and Paper Charting Part 5 Sleeve Length

Pencil and Paper Charting Part 5 Sleeve Length Tutorial for Machine Knitting

If you find that the sleeve measurement of a pattern is too long for you, it's not difficult to recalculate the shaping instructions.This tutorial is
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Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 2

Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Second in the series on modifying a set in sleeve.This NO MATH method borrows a dressmaker 'slash and spread' method to re-shape a sleeve to enlarge the
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Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 3

Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 3 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The next part of this series on enlarging the upper arm of a sleeve uses math for precision. This tutorial walks you through using a mathematical
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Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 4

Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 4 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is the final tutorial in the series covering modifying a set in sleeve Put on your thinking cap, pull out your calculator and we'll finish
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Paper and Pencil Charting - Modify Set in Sleeves 1

Paper and Pencil Charting  - Modify Set in Sleeves 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Modifying set in sleeves to fit your upper arm measurements can be intimidating.This series of videos walks you through the process of changing the
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Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction

Pencil and Paper Charting - Introduction Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Writing your own knitting patterns isn't hard and shouldn't be intimidating. It's a skill that every knitter (hand or machine) must have. This quick
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Design with "to-scale" Knitters Graph Paper

Design with

Get creative with your knitting! You don't have to use software or someone else's pattern to draft odd shaped pieces. Maybe you want a triangle pillow or a
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Add a Hood to Any Sweater

Add a Hood to Any Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Adding a hood to any sweater pattern can be easy. There are a few things to consider when designing a hood ... especially for machine knitters. This overview
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Curved Hems - The NO MATH Way

Curved Hems - The NO MATH Way Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Curved hems, deep and shallow are always popular. Shirt Tail hems at the side seams of sweaters, or curved hems at the front edge of cardigans can be added to
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Alter a Sweater Front for Baby Bump or Front Porch

Alter a Sweater Front for Baby Bump or Front Porch Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You can alter the front of a sweater to cover a large tummy. The front and back don't have to match. Here are 2 ways to add both length and width to
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Diagonal Shaping

Diagonal Shaping  Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Easy knitting versus accuracy. When knitting diagonals, we use the magic formula (Diophantine Calculation) to determine the shaping instructions. For example.
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Collars for Machine Knitters

Collars for Machine Knitters Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Adding a collar to your sweater design isn't hard. You can be the designer with a little planning and an understanding of collar construction.

Hip/Tummy Shaping

Hip/Tummy Shaping Tutorial for Machine Knitting

If you need extra room in the hip/tummy area, you can shape the side seams of your sweater. When you work this shaping, to prevent the front and back from
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Analyzing Sweater Styles

Analyzing Sweater Styles Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Understanding and being able to identify basic sweater shapes is key to making good choices when planning your next sweater project. Are you pressed
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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.

Asymmetric V Neck Opening

Asymmetric V Neck Opening Tutorial for Machine Knitting

An off-center V neck opening can be a flattering addition to your design. Charting this design can be easy with the Knit it Now Magic Formula Tools ... no math!

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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Not Enough Needles? - Tips for Plus Knitters

Not Enough Needles? - Tips for Plus Knitters Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Not enough needles to knit the size you need? Every knitter needs to understand the possibilities of their machine and different yarns. Learn to calculate
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Not Enough Needles? Part 2

Not Enough Needles? Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Don't be limited by the size of your needlebed! If you need more needles than you have available, you can still knit your garment. With a little
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Adding Bust Darts

Adding Bust Darts Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Do you want your sweaters to fit better? Add bust darts! Simply adding a few rows of knitting to the center front of your sweaters will add comfort and
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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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Yipes! Stripes!

Yipes! Stripes! Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Add some interest to a plain knitting pattern with stripes. All of these examples are quick and easy with no programming necessary. Includes eyelets, simple
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