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with Renée Callahan
Online Class

Machine Knitting: Sweater Basics

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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.


  • beginner
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h27m

Included in this Class

1. Anatomy of the Machine

1. Anatomy of the Machine

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.

2. Setting Up & Swatching

2. Setting Up & Swatching

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.

3. Calculations & Casting On

3. Calculations & Casting On

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.

Recommended with this class

  • Knitting machine (Renée demonstrates with the Brother KH 891)