Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Links: Beginner Machine Knitting Lessons

Here are the beginner machine knitting video lessons, linked in order. I recommend that you watch a lesson, then try the technique, in order. One a day is all I ask...

Getting Started: Threading Machine, Preparing Yarn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKrfqU8CMFg

Lesson 1: Open Cast On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS5cfOtxO6U

Lesson 2: E-Wrap Cast On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvPi16ZLc6o

Lesson 3: Diana's Cast On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uai2jQgA7RQ

Lesson 4: Latch Tool Cast On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZH6XrWe4DLI

Lesson 5: Plain Hem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SClhKnjRjsI

Lesson 6: Mock Rib Hem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDEeX26EN5A

Lesson 7: Picot Hem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xIP3XTaKGU4

Lesson 8: Shortcut Picot Hem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1i_5uxk2uU

Lesson 9: Latch Tool Bind Off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsNZIlT7zfw

Lesson 10: Tapestry Needle Bind Off #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBKnObPxXHY

Lesson 11: Tapestry Needle Bind Off #2

Lesson 12: Loop Through Loop Bind Off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpaC-yt9Iq0

Lesson 13: Crocheting to Cast Off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAm9xhicUL0

Lesson 14: Transfer Tool Bind Off, Chain Edge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOkRrhbEKT0

Lesson 15: Transfer Tool Bind Off, Holey Edge
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYahgDqAI0c

Lesson 16: Increase and Decrease
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-7CoDvLj4k

Lesson 17: Short Row Toe Shape
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoGkr6XJCi4

Lesson 18: Short Row Shoulder #1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtCTitNcT1A

Lesson 19: Short Row Shoulder #2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV1eP_H14Pk

Lesson 20: Short Rowing a Dart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scAfPi2Gc7U

Lesson 21: Carriage Jams, Ripping Out, Dropped Stitches
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBn2ptPjDtM

Lesson 22: Kitchener Stitch Seams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuPG7Cv_uHY

Lesson 23: Mattress Stitch Seams
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0e88AlHJfI

Lesson 24: Method One Shoulder Join
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wcSnaC8QjE

Lesson 25: Joining Shoulder, Method 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lekv8vUWb1U

Lesson 26: Idiot Cord
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvZUY6Ur2NA

Lesson 27: Latched Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knSOdAN78nY

Lesson 28: Gauge Swatch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsWQEVfsuaE

Lesson 29, Part 1 of 2: Divide and Knit Neckline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16S-WFFwAKM

Lesson 29, Part 2: Divide and Knit Neckline
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDnuddLuoPc

10 comments:

  1. Thank you very much for these lessons. I am trying the first one straight away!

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  2. Steps 8 thru 29 end in a jpg which will not show on Youtube.

    Jimmie

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  3. Dear Diana
    As a new machine knitter I absolutely love your lessons!
    I will be revisiting many times.
    Thanks for sharing all of your knowledge with these video's and for spending so much of your time to help others with it.
    Kind regards ,
    Helene
    Helene

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  4. I love your youtube lessons! Thanks! /Maria

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  5. Bravo,many thanks for these useful videos!
    Francoise, Paris France

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  6. Your lessons have been a lifesaver !!!
    Thank you Thank you
    SueS
    down south in Kyle Tx

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  7. Diana,
    How can I thank you enough? I have been a hand knitter for years and due to a repeat action injury from it, I have turned to machine knitting. I am in SW Florida and there are no dealers and/or groups around. Without your videos, I wouldn't have been able to even get started. Whatever I had tried from the manuals only worked after watching (and re-watching) your videos.
    You have a true gift of knowing what the beginner needs and teaching it in a very clear and concise manner. And what a wonderful person you must be to share your gifts with those of us in need.
    I am really grateful for all the time and work you have put into these lessons and know I will be visiting over and over again.
    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Best wishes for Christmas and New Years too!
    Karen Raven,
    Cape Coral, Fl

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  8. Diana,
    Thank you for sharing your talent and expertise in machine knitting with us. You are a wonderful teacher. Your videos are so easy to understand!
    You are a wonderful person for being so generous.
    God bless you.
    Joan Cruz, Arlington Heights, Il.

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  9. Hi Diana:
    My name is Raquel I live in Puerto Rico I just brought a brothers kh-910 electronic knitting machine and I can not cast on can you help me I know that I am thearding the machine right but no matter what number I put it in from 0-10 it will not cast on the needles. Can you Please help me I would greatly appreciated. I will be watching your videos to see if something in them will help me my situation by the way a brought the knitting machine in e-bay used it has everthing as far as I can see it looks ok. God Bless you and your family have a great and bless day
    Best Regards

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  10. Raquel, make sure the yarn you are using is thin enough. It needs to be as thin as a pencil lead - or thinner. Your machine will not knit thick yarn.

    See if you can find a machine knitting friend. There may be a group in Puerto Rico, or someone you can phone who would be willing to come over and take a look.

    Make sure the thread is all the way in the yarn feeder on the carriage.

    Good luck!

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