DAK to Brother 970 Download

DAK to Brother 970 Download Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Creating your own stitch patterns (or modifying stitch patterns) is not difficult when using the Brother 970 and DAK. Perhaps you see a stitch pattern in a
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Brother 970 Create a Stitch Pattern

Brother 970 Create a Stitch Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You can create your own stitch patterns directly in the 970 CB-1 Box. Be sure to review the introductory tutorial for the basic concepts. This
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Brother 970 Position a Stitch Pattern - Part 1

Brother 970 Position a Stitch Pattern - Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This tutorial is the next in a series covering using the CB-1 box on your electronic 970 knitting machine. Once you have a design in memory of the 970
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Brother 970 Position a Stitch Pattern - Part 2

Brother 970 Position a Stitch Pattern - Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This tutorial is the next in a series covering using the CB-1 box on your electronic 970 knitting machine. The CB-1 box allows you to combine stitch
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Brother 970 Stitch Pattern Variations

Brother 970 Stitch Pattern Variations Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The electronics of the CB-1 box allow you to easily modify stitch patterns and make them unique! With a few steps you can reverse or elongate a design plus much
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Drop Stitch Rib

Drop Stitch Rib Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here is a pretty, openwork stitch pattern that isn't as hard as it looks. Knit a fairly basic 3x2 rib, but drop a few stitches here and there ....
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Cable Eyelet Ribbing

Cable Eyelet Ribbing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Adapted from a hand knitting pattern, this is a beautiful combination of knit and purl stitches, eyelets and cables. 2 methods are demonstrated, one
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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

Through the Back Loop - Twisted Stitch

Through the Back Loop - Twisted Stitch Tutorial for Machine Knitting

In hand knitting there are times when you are instructed to knit through the back loop. You may be working a decorative stitch, or the designer may
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Cut n Sew - Bands in Pattern

Cut n Sew - Bands in Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Consider using fairisle, tuck, slip, or reverse stockinette for bands with texture and contrast.

Stitch Types and Yarn Usage

Stitch Types and Yarn Usage  Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Stockinette, Slip, Tuck, Lace all make beautiful fabrics. Each has it’s own characteristics, but which one uses more yarn? Follow along on our
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Interrupted Patterning Part 1

Interrupted Patterning Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Shaping garments while working with automatic stitch patterns can be one of the more challenging tasks for a machine knitter. An understanding of YOUR
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Interrupted Patterning Part 2

Interrupted Patterning Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Continuing a detailed demonstration of stopping and re-starting stitch patterning.

Stitch Multiples

Stitch Multiples Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Multiple of 5 plus 1, Multiple of 3 plus 2. These indicators on stitch patterns can make or break the finishing on your garment. Take a few minutes to
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SilverKnit Pattern Controller

SilverKnit Pattern Controller Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You are not limited to using DesignaKnit or the PC10 controller for stitch patterns on electronic Silver Reed knitting machines. Combine Cochenille
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Anatomy of Pattern Stitches

Anatomy of Pattern Stitches Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Machine knitters have a wide range of pattern stitches available to add texture, dimension and color to their knitting. The basics are stockinette, tuck, slip,
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Multiple Waves

Multiple Waves Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is a hand-manipulated, lacy, openwork technique that can be done on any knitting machine, with any yarn. No punchcards or programming. It's reversible,
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More Elongated Stitches

More Elongated Stitches Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Worked on any machine, this openwork stitch pattern has many possibilities. Work large stitches by themselves or combine with other manual or automatic stitch
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Blister Stitch Tips

Blister Stitch Tips Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is a "basic" knitting stitch, with practically unlimited variations. It is also known as Coin Stitch, Bubbles, Bricks, Blocks.Here are tips for success
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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.

Design your own stitch patterns

Design your own stitch patterns Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When creating your own stitch patterns, it is critical to keep your gauge in mind. No matter what method you use, DAK, Pencil and Paper, Punchcards, your
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Lacy Waves

Lacy Waves  Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Interesting, textured, openwork stitch pattern that can be worked on any knitting machine. It is worked with a bridging technique and short rows.You may
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Stitch Pattern with Every-Other-Needle

Stitch Pattern with Every-Other-Needle Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Modify a stitch pattern to be used when knitting over every-other-needle. Create the punchcard to mimic the original design, but only pattern over the needles
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Plaiting on the machine

Plaiting on the machine Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Knit 2 strands of yarn together and let the machine position them so you view one color on one side of the knitting and the 2nd color on the other side of the
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Mix 'n Match Stitch Patterns

Mix 'n Match Stitch Patterns Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Successfully combine stitch patterns in the same piece. Watch as we add a lace yoke to a sweater front and end up with the correct dimensions for the piece.
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Fairisle: What Knitting Machines Do Best

Fairisle: What Knitting Machines Do Best Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Sometimes machine knitters over complicate things ... get back to basics and practice the built-in capabilities of your machine. Painless, stranded knitting, 2
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Linen Stitch on the Knitting Machine

Linen Stitch on the Knitting Machine Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Linen stitch is a beautiful way to add texture to your knitting. For hand knitters, there are many variations on this ever-popular stitch pattern.
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Lifted Lace

Lifted Lace Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here's a beautiful lace that can be worked on any machine. A little hand manipulation does the trick for a loose, open fabric. If you don't have a
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Honeycomb Smocking Stitch

Honeycomb Smocking Stitch Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This honeycomb smocking stitch looks complicated, but it's really not difficult to do. Combine needles out of work, slip stitches and a little hand
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PSSO Decorative Center Double Decrease

PSSO Decorative Center Double Decrease Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Borrowed from the hand knitting world, this textured, columnar stitch pattern with or without eyelets magically forms a scalloped edge. Use it in a single
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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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Lace: Multiple Stitch Transfers Part 2

Lace: Multiple Stitch Transfers Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A beautiful lace technique is to transfer stitches so the transfers are worked a few stitches away from the eyelet they create. This technique combined with
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Punchcard Basics

Punchcard Basics Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Automatic patterning with punchcards can seem almost magical. Let's dispel some of the mystery, learn the basics and take steps to punchcard machine mastery.

Slip Stitch on Brother Machines

Slip Stitch on Brother Machines Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Slip stitch is one of the basic techniques that can be worked on any machine. Hand manipulated or worked with automatic patterning, there are many, many uses
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Slip Stitch on Silver/Singer/Studio Machines

Slip Stitch on Silver/Singer/Studio Machines Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Slip stitch is one of the basic techniques that can be worked on any machine. Hand manipulated or worked with automatic patterning, there are many, many uses
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Tuck Lace

Tuck Lace Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Want open texture without stitch transfers or a lace carriage? Think Tuck Lace! Want a beautiful all-over texture on any machine? Think Tuck Lace!
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SilverKnit Pattern Controller

SilverKnit Pattern Controller Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You are not limited to using DesignaKnit or the PC10 controller for stitch patterns on electronic Silver Reed knitting machines. Combine Cochenille
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SilverKnit Pattern Controller Part 2

SilverKnit Pattern Controller Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

The SilverKnit Pattern Controller and Utility are an easy-to-use alternative to controlling Silver Reed and Singer Electronic Knitting Machines. This
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Short Row in Pattern

Short Row in Pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Working short rows while knitting in pattern shouldn't be intimidating. Watch as we short row increase and decrease while knitting in tuck