with Susan Guagliumi
Online Class

Special Techniques for Machine Knitting: Color & Texture

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Discover how to use a garter bar and manipulate stitches for beautiful texture and colorwork alongside machine knitting instructor Susan Guagliumi. From intarsia and entrelac to garter stitch, you'll pick up the skills to manage bobbins, troubleshoot problems and create beautiful, multicolored designs.


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h22m

Included in this Class

1. The Garter Bar

1. The Garter Bar

Meet instructor Susan Guagliumi, the expert behind Craftsy's "Machine Knitting: Essential Techniques" class. Then, get introduced to a critical machine knitting accessory: the garter bar. You'll refresh your machine knitting skills as you practice increasing and decreasing evenly across a row.

2. Garter Stitch & Reverse Stockinette

2. Garter Stitch & Reverse Stockinette

Learn how to remove your stitches onto the garter bar, this time turning your work over before returning it to the machine. Next, find out how to apply a decorative effect. Susan also demonstrates with both the old and new styles of garter bars to help you translate her methods to the accessories you have at home.

3. Getting Started With Intarsia

3. Getting Started With Intarsia

Discover how to machine knit any intarsia pattern of your choice. Start with the basics of how to use the equipment, position needles and use gauged graph paper to prevent your designs from becoming elongated or shortened.

Recommended with this class

  • Knitting machine (Susan demonstrates with the Silver Reed LK150 mid-gauge knitting machine)
  • Garter bar and needle stabilizer (optional)
  • Intarsia carriage and bobbins