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Knitting Machine Needles

Do you need more width for your knitted pieces?

Being limited to the number of needles on your needlebed doesn’t mean you can only knit sweaters that are 36″ around!

You could put a seam down the center back to make a wider sweater back piece, but you do have options.

  • Did you know that tuck stitch creates wider fabric?
  • Make seams a design element
  • Knitting a color block sweater will camouflage seams
  • Knit the sweater in pieces, hiding seams under the arms

Same yarn, same tension, 40 stitches x 60 rowsTop swatch is tuck, lower swatch is plain knitting.

Still need more width?  Subscribers: Watch these 2 tutorials for tips for knitting sweaters in larger sizes:


Not Enough Needles? (part 1)

Not Enough Needles? (part 2)