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with Susan Guagliumi
Online Class

Machine Knitting: Essential Techniques

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h11m

Included in this Class

1. Understanding Your Knitting Machine

1. Understanding Your Knitting Machine

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

2. Casting On & Starting to Knit

Waste yarn holds your live stitches until you're ready to pick them up to graft or add elements such as cuffs or neckbands. Susan shows how to use waste yarn for a speedy open cast-on and begin knitting. Check your tension, play with stitch sizes, add new yarns and learn how to weave in ends automatically.

3. Basic Shaping & Binding Off

3. Basic Shaping & Binding Off

Using your machine's transfer tools, you'll be able to manipulate stitches to create increases and decreases for shaping garments. Susan demonstrates shaping methods, shows how to create lacy eyelets and explains how to bind off using the latch tool. Practice what you've learned with the included baby sweater pattern.

Recommended with this class

  • Knitting machine (Susan demonstrates with the Silver Reed LK150 mid-gauge knitting machine)