Tension Setting Essentials

Hand knitters can change needle sizes to adjust the gauge of their knitting. Another of the many advantages of machine knitting is to quickly make tension changes with both the carriage tension dial and the mast tension setting.

  • Quickly match a pattern gauge
  • Change gauge while knitting for interesting texture and fabric
  • Improve the quality of your knitting with gauge changes
  • Troubleshoot knitting problems with gauge changes
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 tutorials introduces you to the magical world of tension adjustments.
Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 08/02/2012 at 4:26 AM | Categories:



Maris wrote on 08/16/12 7:35 AM

Thank you so much for this tutorial. As a new machine knitter, I was having great difficulty trying to match pattern guage. I didn't know the tension mast had anything to do with the guage. After viewing this tutorial I am having more success. Great information!

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