Helping you be a better Machine Knitter

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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Puffy, Gathered Set in Sleeves

Puffy, Gathered Set in Sleeves
February 19, 2024
Puffy or gathered set in sleeves are classic.

They are easy to make without a pattern. Learn how to make your own charts without using math.

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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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Do you NEED a Scarf Pattern?

Do you NEED a Scarf Pattern?
December 15, 2023
No more looking for the right scarf pattern.

Get creative by making a one-of-a-kind scarf that shows off your style and personality.

Handpick the yarn, choose a beautiful stitch pattern, and create your own knitting instructions fast.

Discover three easy ways to make your own custom knitting pattern.

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Knit Hats Based on YOUR Skill Level

Knit Hats Based on YOUR Skill Level
November 14, 2023
Hats are one of the most satisfying things to make on a machine.

Knitting hats is a quick and easy way to keep your loved ones warm and improve your skills.

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Why guess at ease?

Why guess at ease?
November 7, 2023
When reading knitting patterns, have you ever been confused by the idea of "positive ease"?

Ease is a personal choice.
Discover why "pinching" doesn't work and the best way to design and knit sweaters that fit.

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