Helping you be a better Machine Knitter

Thread it right

Thread it right
October 4, 2022
The tension mast on our machines controls the flow of yarn to the needles. Incorrectly threaded it can cause any number of problems, including mis-formed stitches, knitting dropping from the machine and mis-patterning. Take a moment to double check.

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Sometimes it's just something simple

Sometimes it's just something simple
September 27, 2022
Measure twice, KNIT ONCE
Words of wisdom to apply to establishing your gauge.

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Are you making machine knitting harder than it needs to be?

Are you making machine knitting harder than it needs to be?
September 20, 2022
You can avoid getting frustrated with the knitting machine. Too many knitters forget that, as the saying goes, "Rome wasn't built in a day."

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Jacquard vs Double Bed Jacquard

Jacquard vs Double Bed Jacquard
September 13, 2022
The term "jacquard" has a specific meaning the the fashion world, but machine knitters tend to use it differently.

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Virtual Machine Knitting

Virtual Machine Knitting
September 6, 2022
As with building a house, there are two important things to think about when knitting a sweater: a plan and a blueprint.

Before you start knitting, you need to know what you want to knit (a plan) and have a blueprint (a pattern) for how to do it.

As you read the blueprint, you might not understand some of the symbols or words. You wouldn't start sawing wood and hammering nails before you knew what you were building. When you knit a sweater, the same thing is true.

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12 Reasons to Machine Knit this Blanket

12 Reasons to Machine Knit this Blanket
August 30, 2022
This one-piece blanket knit by machine is modern, colorful, and fun. Knit in Fisherman Rib with a yarn that changes color on its own, and you'll be done in no time. Here are 12 reasons why you should knit this blanket.

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Machine Knitters Success path

Machine Knitters Success path
August 23, 2022
How far along are you in learning how to use your knitting machine?

With the MACHINE KNITTERS SUCCESS PATH, you can improve your knitting skills.

Whether you're just starting out, coming back after a break, or have been knitting for a while, the path gives you a way to build on what you already know and learn new things about machine knitting.


There are step-by-step instructions and suggested patterns from the Knit it Now Learning Library.


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Buying a Knitting Machine? Questions to ask

Buying a Knitting Machine? Questions to ask
August 16, 2022
Here are some questions to ask if you are just getting started with machine knitting and want to buy a used machine or add to your collection.

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Gauge Rulers are NOT machine Specific (Green, Yellow, Blue)

Gauge Rulers are NOT machine Specific (Green, Yellow, Blue)
August 9, 2022
Gauge rulers are a quick and easy way to figure out gauge without having to do any math.

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Hand Knitters guide to Machine Knitting

Hand Knitters guide to Machine Knitting
August 1, 2022
"I am an accomplished long-time hand knitter and just got an LK-150 knitting machine. I've been able to knit a couple of hats. I want to knit my first sweater...."

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