Knitting garments usually involves shaping and that means you will need to increase or decrease stitches. In hand knitting is easy to increase and decrease stitches across the row but in machine knitting it is really only possible at the ends of the row. If you need to increase multiple stitches then this is basically casting on and you can cast on stitches at the carriage edge using whatever cast-on method you prefer i.e. e-wrap, latch tool. Most of the time you will be increasing one stitch at a time. Often your pattern may direct you to increase one stitch at both ends of the same row or by increasing…
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I found a jumper with a two-toned effect that I wanted to replicate. I tried six different ways of combing two industrial yarns to create this effect. The sixth way was the best.
This post explains how to use a cast-on rag with ravel cord to create both an open loop cast-on (good for folded hems) and a closed loop cast-on (e-wrap or latch tool).
This post shows you how to make a cast-on rag that enables you to cast on with weights. The rag can also be used to protect your garment when partial knitting.
You can use the single-pronged transfer tool to cast off in two ways: in front of or behind the sinker posts (gate pegs). The first is quick and easy, the second gives a better finish.
An e-wrap cast on is a very easy and quick method that can produce a nice closed edge. Needs a bit of practice to get it even, but you can make it looser if you want a stretchier edge.
It is a good idea to create a wonderful knitting workspace for your new knitting machine to ensure successful knitting. You will need a table and chair, good lighting, space for tools, yarns, accessories and patterns.
If you are able to increase the stitch dial by 2* or more then you can cast off using a tappet tool. This gives a nice even chain effect edge.
The tappet tool can be used to create a nice crochet chained cast on edge for your machine knitting. This post shows you how to do it.
You can cast off your knitting using a darning or tapestry needle. Method 1 uses a quick running stitch which is good for swatches although a the edge is a little uneven. Method 2 uses a back stitch which is…