Helping you be a better Machine Knitter

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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Perfect Punchcards: Use a Die Cut Machine!

Perfect Punchcards: Use a Die Cut Machine!
May 1, 2023
Did you know you can create punchcards for your knitting machine with the popular Die cut machines? Cricut, Silhouette, etc?

Imagine - no more tedious punching hole-by-hole

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Keep on Track When Ripping

Keep on Track When Ripping
April 25, 2023
Mistakes happen! It's easy to forget how many rows you've ripped. Here's a quick way to keep track of things.

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Are You Still a Beginner After 20 Years?

Are You Still a Beginner After 20 Years?
April 22, 2023
Don't worry if you've been knitting for a while but still consider yourself a newbie.

Even though they've been knitting for years, many people feel like they haven't learned much more than the basics.

The good news is that there are many ways to get past the starting stage of knitting and use it to its fullest.

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Knitters Graph Paper

Knitters Graph Paper
April 11, 2023
Knitters' graph paper is necessary for designing stitch patterns "to scale" and charting shapes (such as necklines and sleeves).

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Japanese Notation for Machine Knitting

Japanese Notation for Machine Knitting
April 4, 2023
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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Yarn Twister for marled knitting

Yarn Twister for marled knitting
March 26, 2023
To produce a marled-look knitted fabric, combine two fine yarns with a yarn twister.

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Ribber Cover

Ribber Cover
March 21, 2023
When you first start using a ribber, it can take a while to get used to how the needlebed is tilted. It's also easy to catch your knitting, your sleeves, or your fingers on the ribber needles or gate pegs. Here are some suggestions on how to cover your ribber.

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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 20, 2023
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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The Secret Language of Machine Knitting

The Secret Language of Machine Knitting
March 14, 2023
Machine knitting has its own terms and shorthand that can be hard to understand. You can translate with the Knit it Now Glossary.

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