Entries for month: August 2012

Grading (sizing) patterns with DesignaKnit

Grading (sizing) sewing and knitting patterns is an art form.  The grading feature in DesignaKnit is accurate and easy to use. You can quickly create a range of sizes that follow standardized dressmaker grading rules with DesignaKnit grading.


Which Shaping method is best?

There are many methods for creating shaped knitted pieces. To reduce the number of stitches in work (an armhole, for example) knitters use binding off, decreasing and short row shaping. Get comfortable with each of these methods and apply them to your next project for a perfect finish!


Don't be a Pattern Drone!

With all the knitwear inspiration available to  knitters, there is no reason to rely on designers to provide you with knitting patterns. 

With so few designers specializing in machine knitting patterns, do you find you are knitting the same pattern over and over?  Ever wish you could find just the right pattern for your next project?

We have so many options for creating our own patterns, why not become your own designer?


Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs

Here's a stretchy bind off for machines that do not have gate pegs (gate posts, sinker posts). Similar to the 'around the gate peg' bind off, it gives the same stretch.


This is perfect for the hobby machines like the LK-150.


Tension Setting Essentials

Many machine knitters cause themselves problems by ignoring the mast tension. They often struggle matching stitch and row gauge because they haven't mastered both carriage and mast tension settings for their machines.
This tutorial introduces you to the magical world of tension adjustments.


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