Helping you be a better Machine Knitter

Knitting Win:

Knitting Win:
March 4, 2024
Nicole, a fellow knitter, used the Knit it Now Misses Sideways pattern and the Connect the Dots stitch pattern for her success, which was inspired by the Rain Chain Machine Knit-able.

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Matching Stripes

Matching Stripes
February 27, 2024
It can be difficult to ensure that the stripes on the body and sleeves line up precisely while knitting sweaters. It all depends on the kind of sleeves you are knitting.

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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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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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