Category : Knitting Machine Tips

This is NOT a swatch

This is NOT a swatch
February 20, 2024
The secret to success with your knitting is accurately establishing YOUR gauge by swatching.
Avoid common mistakes when swatching.

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Buying a used Machine? Ask Questions

Buying a used Machine? Ask Questions
February 13, 2024
When buying a used knitting machine, here are some questions to ask.

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Hats: How much yarn do I need?

Hats: How much yarn do I need?
January 27, 2024
Do you have enough yarn to knit the hat you want to make? Get your swatch and weigh it. Then, use the Knit it Now yarn Estimator to quickly figure out how much yarn you need.

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Loops at the edges

Loops at the edges
January 17, 2024
When you are knitting, the smallest things can sometimes get in the way.

See the "newbie" mistake I made that gave me a headache.

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Stripe Variation

Stripe Variation
December 26, 2023
Give stripes a unique look. Take a few extra measures to soften the color transition.

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Small wonder, Big Impact: The Humble Yarn Marker

Small wonder, Big Impact: The Humble Yarn Marker
December 18, 2023
Find out how yarn markers can save you time when you're knitting! These simple tools will help you finish projects faster by accurately measuring your swatch, identifying the center of pieces, and marking the edges for easier seaming

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Turning Rows

Turning Rows
July 4, 2023
A turning row makes a sharp fold at the fold line of a folded hem or band. There are many ways to turn rows. Here are the three most popular.

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Knots in your yarn? Quick Fix

Knots in your yarn? Quick Fix
June 19, 2023
Are you tired of pesky knots interrupting your machine knitting projects? In this video, we unveil expert techniques to help overcome knots. Discover the secrets to effortlessly removing knots and unlock a world of smooth and seamless knitting. Add this one to your bag of tricks for more effortless knitting.

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End Stitch Presser Plate

End Stitch Presser Plate
May 15, 2023
When using the ribber to knit, the end stitches can sometimes be a problem. Some machines have End Stitch Presser Plates that make it easier to knit clean stitches at the ends.
A Brother KR-850 standard gauge machine's presser plates are shown. This part may not be on your machine, or it may look different.

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What's this wire?

What's this wire?
May 8, 2023
This "mystery" wire does have a purpose. If you don't have one, don't worry.

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