Machine Knitting: Sweater Basics DVD


Item: W0198R


Make a custom-designed sweater in hours – not weeks! Join designer Renée Callahan and master the basics of machine knitting as she guides you step by step through creating a sweater.

NOTE: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

Class Sessions

Anatomy of the Machine (08:41)
Meet Renée Callahan and get started with an overview of the anatomy of your knitting machine, including needle positions and maintenance basics. Find out how to select the right yarn for your project and machine.

Setting Up & Swatching (08:12)
Discover an easy method for a creating a provisional cast-on with waste yarn, then troubleshoot common mistakes and challenges. Plus, learn to make fabric and knit to gauge with your machine by creating gauge swatches.

Calculations & Casting On (22:09)
See how to use the pattern worksheet to customize your sweater. Worksheets are included for small, medium and large sweaters. Renée shows you how to cast on for the back of your sweater with a tubular hem and how to troubleshoot any tricky parts.

The Sweater Front (15:11)
Things are starting to take shape! Once you’ve calculated your measurements, start working the front of your sweater, placing markers when you reach the armholes. Then, Renée explains the intricacies of neck shaping using decreases.

Sleeve Construction (11:36)
Continue using the pattern worksheet to confirm the correct dimension of your sleeves. You’ll practice a ribbed cuff cast-on and increases as your sleeves grow in circumference.

Sweater Construction (20:59)
In this final lesson you’ll put all your sweater pieces together. Follow along as Renée demonstrates blocking, seaming and adding a neck trim to finish up your sweater.

Your Instructor

Renée Callahan

Renée Callahan started her career as a knitwear designer after studying fashion design at Central Saint Martins college in London, where she currently resides. Her easy-to-knit patterns have a modern aesthetic and are made to last. She also teaches a variety of classes and workshops for both hand and machine knitting, and loves seeing new knitters take to the needles.


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