DVD

Machine Knitting: Essential Techniques (DVD)

$44.99
Format

Tackle essential skills for your knitting machine. Learn to cast on, check tension, create shaping, work fun stitches, troubleshoot and more.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • DVD with 7 video lessons
  • Full-color, printed reference materials booklet, including patterns for a baby sweater and two scarves
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Includes closed captioning

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Class Overview

Take the mystery out of machine knitting and work big projects faster than ever! Join longtime instructor Susan Guagliumi and learn how to use a knitting machine with must-have skills. During class, Susan will guide you through the basics of how machines work and help you get started by casting on, checking tension and adding new yarns. For great shaping in all your garments, you'll also see how to work matching increases, decreases and short rows. Want to add intriguing embellishments with your machine? You'll discover how to work gorgeous stitch patterns, ribbing and even cables in your projects. Plus, you'll learn to troubleshoot common mistakes and get great pointers to help prevent them in the first place.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Understanding Your Knitting Machine
17:03
Meet Susan Guagliumi and learn how knitting machines work, the gauges of yarn they use and some of the differences across brands and types. With an understanding of the commonalities -- needle positions, carriage, tension and maintenance -- you will be able to explore how your own machine works.
2. Casting On & Starting to Knit
18:33
3. Basic Shaping & Binding Off
22:58
4. Shaping With Short Rows
23:32
5. Manual Patterning
15:22
6. Beyond The Basics
13:51
7. Troubleshooting & Avoiding Mistakes
19:31

Included Patterns

Zigzag Short Row Scarf

Zigzag Short Row Scarf

Bias Knitted Scarf

Bias Knitted Scarf

Baby Sweater

Baby Sweater

Zigzag Short Row Scarf

Zigzag Short Row Scarf

Bias Knitted Scarf

Bias Knitted Scarf

Baby Sweater

Baby Sweater

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Taught by

Susan Guagliumi
Susan Guagliumi
In Susan Guagliumi's 25+ year career in the machine knitting industry, she's represented three well-known knitting machine companies. Most recently, she acted as education director for Studio by White Knitting Machines. During those years, Susan oversaw all dealer education, consumer publications, videos and workshops. As a designer, her garment patterns and technical articles have appeared in machine knitting magazines such as Machine Knitters’ Source and hand knitting magazines such as Vogue Knitting. Susan is also the author of the ever-popular reference book Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters.

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