Category : Knitting Machine Tips

5 Tips for Attaching Buttons to Knits

5 Tips for Attaching Buttons to Knits
June 18, 2024
When putting buttons on knits, extra care needs to be taken because knits are open and the yarns used are sometimes fragile.

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Why is this so hard?

Why is this so hard?
June 11, 2024
It can look hard at first to knit on a machine. It's not as simple as getting some yarn and two sticks. It can be hard to learn how to use the machine, find knitting designs, and add stitch patterns. But machine knitting is a GOOD challenge that knitters all over the world share.

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Row Count Confusion

Row Count Confusion
May 21, 2024
"Decrease 2 stitches on row 17" Is that RC:017 or RC:18?

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I'm afraid to waste yarn

I'm afraid to waste yarn
April 9, 2024
Have you ever hesitated to start a project? Maybe you chose some very expensive yarn or you aren't confident with your skills. Here's a conversation we had with a fellow knitter who told us "I don't want to waste yarn".

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Japanese Notation for Machine Knitting

Japanese Notation for Machine Knitting
March 26, 2024
When knitting with Japanese knitting patterns or vintage machine knitting patterns, you'll often be presented with a diagram and some cryptic notations.
Learn to understand and apply 2-4-10 for your knitting.

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2/8, 3/8, 2/24 | Yarn weights for machine knitting

2/8, 3/8, 2/24 | Yarn weights for machine knitting
March 19, 2024
The yarn count (3/8, 10/2, etc.) is widely used to describe yarn on cones. Knitters and weavers can talk about yarns in a standard way when they use a classic Fixed Weight method.

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Yarn Guide for Machine Knitters

Yarn Guide for Machine Knitters
February 23, 2024
We don't really need yarn on those big cones made for knitting machines. As long as the yarn is wound up nicely to feed smoothly into the machine, we can use any type of yarn that matches the machine's gauge.

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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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