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: Asymmetric V-Neckline

DAK: Asymmetric V-Neckline Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Quickly create an off-center v-neck opening using Standard Garment Shaping and Original pattern Drafting. Make a one-of-a-kind design with DAK.

DAK - Add a Waistline

DAK - Add a Waistline Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Add waist shaping for a dress or sweater and show off your hourglass shape! This is a basic exercise to get practice using the Original Pattern Drafting tools -
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DAK 8 - Stitch/Row Totals

DAK 8 - Stitch/Row Totals Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Accurately determine the EXACT size of a piece in DesignaKnit. Position words, motifs or stitch patterns. Know exactly how large to knit a piece for cut 'n sew.

Bust Darts with DesignaKnit

Bust Darts with DesignaKnit Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Modify a sweater in Original Pattern Drafting to add bust darts. Let DAK do the math for you!

DAK - Alter Patterns - Sweater Front

DAK - Alter Patterns - Sweater Front Tutorial for Machine Knitting

If you need more tummy room in your sweaters, use DAK to lengthen and widen the front of your sweater. Use Original Pattern Drafting to easily make the pattern
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Dak 8 Copy Curved Hem Shaping

Dak 8 Copy Curved Hem Shaping Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here are 4 methods of replicating shaping changes from one piece to another. Our example uses curved hems. Create curves on the front, then use one of the
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DAK: Curve Tool

DAK: Curve Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

In Original Pattern Drafting, the Curve Tool is a powerful addition to your designing. It has quite a few options and can be a bit confusing. Get some
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DesignaKnit: Join Pieces

DesignaKnit: Join Pieces Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create a kids cardigan without side seams using the DAK "join" feature. Eliminate the seams and make have perfectly aligned motifs in the body of the sweater.
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DesignaKnit-Position Buttonholes

DesignaKnit-Position Buttonholes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Let DAK quickly position your buttonholes. With just a few steps accurately place either vertical or horizonal buttonholes

DAK: Markers

DAK: Markers Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Inserting markers as we knit, helps with seaming and joining. Use the DesignaKnit Markers feature and add markers to be used with the Garment Outline and
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DesignaKnit: Yarn Calculator

DesignaKnit: Yarn Calculator Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Let DesignaKnit calculate how much yarn you need for your project. Weigh and measure your swatch and DAK will use the stitch count of your pattern to
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