What’s a Charting Device? Many machine knitters prefer this visual method of shaping their knitting. Draw your design and follow the outline. Cast on, bind off, increase and decrease according to the visual stitch and row indicators.
Have you ever looked at a vintage Japanese machine knitting magazine or book? Notice that the patterns are all in diagram format … but in only 1 size!
Were all Japanese ladies of that time the same size?
I had to wait for everyone to be out of the house. Snuck the package into my studio. Had to hide the packing material evidence. Shhhh…..Don’t tell my better half …. I adopted a new machine! My new-to-me Brother KX 350 is so much fun! …
Based on a hand knitting pattern, we've put together a kit of beautiful yarn, the HK pattern PLUS we've "translated" the pattern to machine knitting terms.
3 Balls of beautiful DiPinto yarn (by Lang) Sport Weight in your choice of colorways. (the HK pattern is included)
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Dust off that ribber! Have you ever struggled with casting on for 2×2 ribbing? The traditional instructions in our manuals have lots of steps. Skip one and …. disaster!
Learn a quick and easy way to cast on in any needle setup.
Tubular knitting is an easy technique and has lots of possibilities, but . . . . how do you bind off?
Think about it … maybe you normally use a round-the-gate peg bind off, and you start on the right side of the main bed. What happens when it comes time to bind off the ribber stitches … ever try working backwards and upside down on the ribber?
You’ve run out of yarn, or you’ve ripped out some rows … your carriage is on the left and the working yarn is on the right …. how do you get your carriage back to the right – without dropping stitches or removing the carriage from the needlebed?
One extremely valuable resource for machine knitters are the Brother Stitch World Books. They display a treasure-trove of stitch patterns that can be the source of inspiration for any knitting machine. If you have an electronic machine and are lucky enough to use DAK, you can…
Watch the video “Rip and Rehang” What happens when you should have quit an hour ago? Why do we always want to finish … just one more section? Knitting merrily along (in tuck) and oops! I was determined not to rip both the bodice and…
The best knitting machine table …. EVER!
I’ve been using this table for a few weeks and it is the STURDIEST table I’ve ever used!