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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Fun with Flat Ribs Part 2

Fun with Flat Ribs Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Flat ribs are a serious knitter's staple technique. Follow along as we challenge you with 6 different flat rib configurations. You can view images all
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Swatching on the Double Bed

Swatching on the Double Bed Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Swatching for a double bed fabric is the same as swatching single bed fabrics.The goal is to mark a specific number of stitches and rows in the middle
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Ribber Weights on the Floor?

Ribber Weights on the Floor? Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When you are knitting longer pieces like scarves and blankets, you will reach a point where the ribber comb and weights will hit the floor. It's
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Setting Up Your Ribber

Setting Up Your Ribber Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Watch as we attach our ribber. Yours may be different, but the concepts are the same. It's easy, don't be intimidated by confusing instructions translate from
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Troubleshooting Tips - Ribbing

Troubleshooting Tips - Ribbing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Oops! Mistakes happen ... practice ripping out rows, re-positioning the carriages and fixing jammed carriages when knitting with your ribber.

Matching Ribber and Main Bed Tension

Matching Ribber and Main Bed Tension Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Your main bed tension dial shows 1-10 and your ribber tension can be set 1-8. The goal is to have perfectly matching ribbed stitch fabrics, with even stitches
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Half Circular | U-Knitting

Half Circular | U-Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This variation of Circular (tubular) knitting leaves one edge open and creates a very wide fabric. Imagine knitting a piece that is double the width of your
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Transfer without a Double Eye Needle

Transfer without a Double Eye Needle Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Does your double-eye needle play hide-and-seek? Here's an alternative method of transferring stitches. Once you get the hang of this, you might find it to be
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Ribber: Full vs Half Pitch

Ribber: Full vs Half Pitch Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The concept of pitch and half pitch when positioning your ribber in relation to the main bed is an important one. Understanding the difference
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Provisional Knitting

Provisional Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When knitting socks and mittens in the round, you may want to add and "afterthought" heel or a thumb opening. Using provisional stitches lets you safely leave
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Twisted Ear Warmer

Twisted Ear Warmer Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A rectangle, a little twist, an invisible seam and Voila! A fast 'n easy, fun, Twisted Ear Warmer for winter wear.

Wire Weight Hanger (7 Hanger)

Wire Weight Hanger (7 Hanger) Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Wire weight hangers AKA 7 weight hangers are invaluable for adding additional weight to the edges when knitting with the ribber.

Easy Ribber Bind Off

Easy Ribber Bind Off Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is an easy bind off, finished on the machine, that requires no hand sewing with a tapestry needle to complete. This tutorial assumes that
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2x2 Ribbing Edge Bind Off

2x2 Ribbing Edge Bind Off Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Work a neat bind off along the edge for armhole or necklines when working in 2x2 rib.

2x2 Ribbing Cast On

2x2 Ribbing Cast On Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Have you struggled with casting on for 2x2 rib? There are a lot of steps involved and knitting machine manuals can be confusing.Let's walk through the steps
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3 Perfect Ribbing Cast Ons

3 Perfect Ribbing Cast Ons Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Have you ever been disappointed with 1x1 ribbing cast on? Here are 3 ribber cast on methods that are sure to please.

Full Needle Rib Cast On Techniques

Full Needle Rib Cast On Techniques Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Full Needle Rib Cast on is the basis for starting many ribbed fabric techniques. Learn 2 methods plus a tip for a perfect edge.

2x2 Half Pitch Rib Cast On

2x2 Half Pitch Rib Cast On Tutorial for Machine Knitting

2x2 half pitch ribber cast on produces a beautiful rib that doesn't pull in as much as standard 2x2 ribbing and is softer to wear. The cast on is a combination
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Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On

Easiest, Best Ribber Cast On Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Casting on with your ribber can be intimidating. Have you followed the instructions with your machine and not been happy with the results? Are there too many
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Ribber E-Wrap Cast On

Ribber E-Wrap Cast On Tutorial for Machine Knitting

For a quick, stretch cast on, try e-wrap on both beds. This one is a little tricky, but many knitters love it.

Lacy Ribber Hem

Lacy Ribber Hem Tutorial for Machine Knitting

8 rows - easy main bed transfers and Voila! A beautiful, feminine hem

Long Stitch aka Half Milano

Long Stitch  aka Half Milano Tutorial for Machine Knitting

One simple carriage adjustment and you'll create an interesting texture with elongated stitches on one side. This technique is the basis for other ribber stitch
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Racking with Flat Rib

Racking with Flat Rib Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Examine the basics of racking with a simple pattern worked in flat rib. Learn the settings for your machine. This will start you on a journey of discovery
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2x2 Ribbed Lace

2x2 Ribbed Lace Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Take plain 'ol 2x2 ribbing and make it fabulous with a bit of hand manipulation

Fisherman Rib

Fisherman Rib Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Fisherman rib is a comfortable, stretchy, wide fabric that is simple to knit! Can you knit 1x1 rib? Then you can create this surprising, reversible fabric.

Experiment with English Rib

Experiment with English Rib Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Is your ribber just gathering dust? Can you knit 1x1 rib? With just one small change, you can knit this beautiful, textured, wide fabric.Soft and
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Full Needle Rib Decreases

Full Needle Rib Decreases Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The methods for decreasing full needle rib are quite straightforward. Will you be seaming the edge? Do you want both the public and private sides to look
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Full Needle Rib Increases

Full Needle Rib Increases Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here are 3 methods of increasing when working double rib or full needle rib. Good - Better - Best which one do you prefer?

1x1 Ribbing Decrease Techniques

1x1 Ribbing Decrease Techniques Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here are 2 methods for decrease when working in 1x1 ribbing.

2x2 Full Fashion Ribber Increase

2x2 Full Fashion Ribber Increase Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Working full fashion increases in 2x2 ribbing creates a beautiful edge. Practice shaping with ribbing and don't hesitate to use ribbed fabric for garment
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2x2 Ribbing Simple Decrease

2x2 Ribbing Simple Decrease Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Working a simple decrease when knitting 2x2 ribbing is fast ... but do you like the results? Compare this simple decrease technique to the full fashion decrease
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2x2 Ribbing Simple Increase

2x2 Ribbing Simple Increase Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Work increases in 2x2 ribbing with minimal muss and fuss. Apply this technique to 3x3, 5x5 or any rib setup.

1x1 Ribbing Increase Techniques

1x1 Ribbing Increase Techniques Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here are 2 methods for increasing when knitting 1x1 ribbing. Which do you prefer?

Shaping in 1x1 Ribbing

Shaping in 1x1 Ribbing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Shaping in 1x1 ribbing shouldn't be intimidating. Take time to practice these simple techniques and you'll soon be an expert!

Sleeves in the Round

Sleeves in the Round Tutorial for Machine Knitting

With a ribber you can quickly knit tubes of fabric. Increases and decreases for shaping can also be worked while knitting in the round. Watch as we explore
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Short Row Increasing in 1x1 ribbing

Short Row Increasing in 1x1 ribbing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Get familiar with short rows while working on the double bed. 1x1 shaping is a great place to start. Learn the technique and examine the wraps for perfection

Short Rows in Full Needle Rib

Short Rows in Full Needle Rib Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Work short row shaping (partial knitting) while knitting full needle rib. Even though all the needles on both beds are in work, don't be intimidated by this.

Short Row Decreasing in 1x1 Ribbing

Short Row Decreasing in 1x1 Ribbing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Ribber Cast On Comb for Single Bed Knitting

Ribber Cast On Comb for Single Bed Knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

For many stitch patterns, like lace and tuck, having even weight on your work is important. If you combine single bed and double bed stitches in a single
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Brother Transfer Carriage

Brother Transfer Carriage Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The Brother Transfer carriage makes fast work of transferring stitches from the rib bed to the main bed. This accessory is for the Brother standard
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End Stitch Presser Plate

End Stitch Presser Plate Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When knitting with the ribber, sometimes the end stitches can be problematic. Some machines also have End stitch presser plates to help the end stitches knit
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Elongated Stitches (double bed)

Elongated Stitches (double bed) Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Easy open work stitch pattern that produces a light and airy fabric. Beautiful on both sides, it can be used for scarves, shawls or inserts.Using the
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Waffle Stitch (Ribber)

Waffle Stitch (Ribber) Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A beautiful variation of 1x1 ribbing that's easy to knit with no automatic patterning or hand manipulation.

Adjusting a Ribber

Adjusting a Ribber Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here are tips for troubleshooting problems with your ribber