Helping you be a better Machine Knitter

3 Ways to Match Gauge for Machine Knitters

3 Ways to Match Gauge for Machine Knitters
January 17, 2023
If you are using a knitting pattern with an established gauge, you must swatch with your knitting machine and yarn to match the designer's gauge. But you can use the original pattern as a starting point to make a pattern that fits YOUR gauge.

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Organize Your Knitting Machine Claw Weights

Organize Your Knitting Machine Claw Weights
January 10, 2023
So many pieces and parts make machine knitting a messy hobby. Get your tools in order and keep them safe.

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Free pass

Free pass
January 3, 2023
You just ripped out a row of knitting or you put some knitting back on the bed from the garter bar or you did a bit of shaping and now your carriage is on the opposite side of the working yarn.
Learn to quickly resolve this.

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Comparing Machine Knitting Pattern Formats

Comparing Machine Knitting Pattern Formats
December 26, 2022
Patterns for knitting on a machine have been published in many different ways over the years. It can be hard to figure out how to knit from the different formats.

Machine knitting patterns have been brought into the 21st century by Knit it Now.

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'Lost' Stitch

'Lost' Stitch
December 20, 2022
When you pick up stitches from a cast-on edge, an odd thing happens: a stitch gets "lost."

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Does this happen to you?

Does this happen to you?
December 13, 2022
Find out why some of the stitches at the edges of your knitting aren't knitting correctly.

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No-Roll Machine Knit Scarves

No-Roll Machine Knit Scarves
December 6, 2022
Plain knitting curls. When we knit on a machine, our stitches are even and perfect, which makes the curl stand out more.

The "dreaded" curl often surprises and discourages people who are just starting to knit on a machine.

Look into ways to get rid of the curl.

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Sleeves too long? Here are 3 easy ways to get them right

Sleeves too long? Here are 3 easy ways to get them right
November 22, 2022
Why look for a pattern with short or 3/4-length sleeves?

You can make the sleeves any length you want with a little math (or a Knit it Now Dynamic Pattern).

Make your own sweaters and knit sleeves that are just the right length.

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About Negative Ease

About Negative Ease
November 15, 2022
Take steps to guarantee that hats stay on and socks fits well with negative ease.

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Ribbing without a Ribber

Ribbing without a Ribber
November 8, 2022
No ribber? Ribbing can be made by reworking stitches by hand.

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