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ADDI KNITTING MACHINES
counting rows manually
fixing a column of stitches that accidentally tucked
fixing a dropped stitch
fixing a dropped stitch 2
fairisle
herringbone seam for all knits
alternate bind off method & fixing a dropped stitch
making a bigger crank
replacing the yarn guide
seaming Addi flat panels
neatening the edge of a flat panel
tuck rib scarf edging
adding ribbing to the cast on end
adding ribbing to the final end
lubricating the Addi
making a cast on rag-preparation for making Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan
gauge swatch for Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan #1 in the cardigan specific instructions
Making Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan YOUR fabulous cardigan: designing and sizing #2 in the cardigan specific instructions
#3 the Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan-knitting the back
Knitting the Sleeves of Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan #4 in the cardi specific instructions
Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan Playlist in its entirety
the entire Addi playlist

BROTHER SPECIFIC SKILLS
using the 8310 linker
setting up the KX350
setting up the card reader
seating the brother carriage correctly
Brother 8 button machine playlist-20 movies full of both knitting skills and mechanical info
Intarsia on the Brother 930
fairisle hat knit-along pattern on the KH260
Casting directly onto the comb-OOOLD technique
fb100 disk drive basics
setting up a Brother ribber
Thread Lace
tuck lace
hand selected fairisle
Brother Ribber Basics
Brother Lace Carriage
comparing 8 button and punchcard patterning
setting up A brother machine for absolute beginners

Brother Skills Playlist

Free pattern knit-alongs
Sandy's Hat
Hats by the Yard- from the Stripping for Charity book
knitted daisy
Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan Playlist for Addi machines in its entirety
fairisle pillow pattern for all knitting media along with a DIY pillow form
Two Color Tuck and a free doll pattern
free sock pattern for#1 yarn on sock looms and machines both
free bulky fairisle hat knit-along pattern
Carriage Test Hat-this pattern tests all major functions plus delivers a cute hat
Durable Loomed Flowers using chained cord and I-cord
single bed socks
fairisle hat knit along for bulkies
Knit a cotton dishcloth along with me on the Knittax/KnitKing
Knit a Sweater Garland-free knit-along pattern
Knit a skirt for a Curvy Barbie or Lammily doll
Simple Simon Socks
Ten Minute Top Down Topper[hat]
crocheted rugs and more from machine knitted I-cord
top down vest
Toasty Tushy leggings. Free pattern for dolls, support for human pattern
Nice & Easy bulky hat for adults
hair scrunchie
Heavenly Heels Socks
Swiffer Cover
Red Heart Scrubby
Merry Go Round Sweater-half size knit-along to help with the concept.
Speedy Snowman
Simple Simon Socks
knitted daisy
Carriage Test Hat-this pattern tests all major functions plus delivers a cute hat
free sock pattern for#1 yarn on sock looms and machines both
Two Color Tuck and a free doll pattern
free bulky fairisle hat knit-along pattern
Easy as Pie Socks
Easy Machine Knitted Comfort Doll
TOY KNITTING MACHINES      Toy machine playlist

Servicing the Kenner Knit-o-matic casting on, knitting and binding off on the Knit-o-matic
casting on, knitting and binding off on the Knit-o-matic
Substitute tensioner & yarn guidre for the Kenner Knit-o-matic
Restoring a mini Necchi

PLASTIC BED HOBBY MACHINES
testing a sponge strip from spongebar.com
changing the KX350 sponge strip
setting up the KX350
350 test and basic functions
Simple Simon Socks
replacing the stitch dial on the HK-100
creating a HUGE LK100 out of 2 machines
manual tuck stitch
hems for top down garments
Knitting the sleeve right into the armhole on a top down sweater

SOCK MAKING SKILLS
knitting lycra into sock tops
free sock pattern for#1 yarn on sock looms and machines both
transitioning from ribbing to the sock foot using a circular knitting needle
Simple Simon Socks
single bed socks
sock making skills using stretch yarn on the machine
no hole heels
working the kitchener stitch from needles
using Regia latex to create slipper socks
Heavenly Heels Socks
making socks into slipper socks with non-slip soles
No hole sock heels. This is about those little holes that like to form at the very top of sock heels

Orion Knitting Machine Playlist includes an introductory video, ribbing, stockinette, bed spacing, binding off , fisherman's rib, circular cast on, a sock technique so far and more videos are to come...


CABLES
Snowman Cable-from the Swanky Snowman patter
Wanderlust Cables
a no roll cabled edge
correcting a mis-crossed cable after the fact altering cabled knitting after completion Faux Cable--super easy seaming with a faux cable Cables. The ones shown are from my Swanky Snowman pattern

ALL KNITS
kitchener stitching sock toes & waste yarn
a no roll cabled edge
a no roll cabled edge
correcting a mis-crossed cable after the fact
correcting a mis-crossed cable after the fact
the bees knees seam
the bees knees seam
back stitched bind off
easy chain stitched edging
shortening an already knitted hat
hung hems weaving in yarn ends with a latch tool
adding rubber grips to your tools
winding center pull balls by hand
make your own cones to fit yarn winders
making socks into slipper socks with non-slip soles
determining gauge and stitch requirements
making knitted fabric into a pillow completely from scratch
an odd but effective way to tighten sock heels
Plying yarns to get special effects
French knots on knitting
knit weaving a vine
duplicate stitching and lazy daisy as seen on the Memory Pillow
herringbone seam for all knits
repairing holes in knitting
darning socks
Using Self Striping Yarn on a Knitting Machine
DIY yarn bowl [teapot]
Sewing Elastic Ruffles onto Knits
Cut and Sew Neckline
re-hanging from waste yarn

ARTISAN MACHINES
replacement sinker plate from China via ebay
Using I-cord as a sponge bar replacement
Sideways Knitted Sleeves
Preparing the carriage for a deep cleaning
Changing the Sponge Bar
HEMS
hung hems
hems for top down garments
Knitting a skirt onto ready made lace hem
fairisle hem for top down garments
starting a machine knitted project on crocheted ribbing
Low Bulk Hem
mock ribbing


KNITTAX/KNITKING
some KnitKing machines are the same as Brother but these videos relate to the ones that are like Knittax machines. Darn those company name changes!
Discovering the Knittax/KnitKing am3
single bed socks
intarsia on the Knittax/KnitKing
Knit a cotton dishcloth along with me
ribber basics
Inside the Knittax/KnitKing carriage and row counter. You'll need this to clean and repair the carriage.

NANCY'S YARN WINDERS
trying out the Nancy's ball winder
Nancy's ball winder biggest ball
winding cones on a Nancy's ball winder
Adjusting
CROCHET FINISHES FOR KNITS the whole crochet finishes playlist
introduction
slip stitch
single crochet
half double crochet
double crochet
triple crochet
scallops
bullion stitch flowers and trim
Slip Stitch Edge for the Shrugs and Kisses Shawl
crocheted slip stitch to reinforce cardigan bands
starting a machine knitted project on crocheted ribbing
starting a machine knitted project on crocheted ribbing
crocheted slip stitch to reinforce cardigan bands
slip stitch braid

ADDING COLOR TO KNITS--accompanies the Painted Ladies book
rubber stamps from scratch
diy masking stencil
rubber stamping with permanent ink
stencilling
bleach and rubber stamps
perfecting a design with markers
using a wallpaper roller
Krylon paint and sharpie markers!
KNITTING AND TECHNICAL SKILLS FOR ALL KNITTING MACHINES
knitting openings or slots
the racking cast on
casting on--many ways
seed stitch method 1
seed stitch method 2
ribbing without a ribber-reforming stitches
mock ribbing

binding off around the gatepegs in rib
hang knitting on a comfortable number of needles
tuck rib edging with a ribber
adjusting tension
adjusting stitch size
DIY waxer
hung hems
manual tuck stitch
working buttonholes into the bind off
using the Brother hinged comb on any machine
chain stitch embellishment
changing the number strip
the transfer bind off
combining hand & machine knitting
wanderlust cables
starting ribbing on the main bed
weaving in yarn tails automatically
garter stitch on the knitting machine
Knitting tuck trim right onto the garment
basket weave stitch on the knitting machine
decreasing across a row
Knitted on Cardigan Bands
Faux Cable--super easy
seaming with a faux cable
a neat edging for an edge with lots of simple increases
swatching part 1
swatching part 2
making & using cast on rags
knitting stripes with 2 carriages
knitting worm trim to finish edges and stop rolling
Tuck Lace trim as seen on the Blue Belle sweater
Knitting a band simultaneously with the cardigan front
making a short rowed neckband
No hole sock heels. This is about those little holes that like to form at the very top of sock heels
Two Color Tuck and a free doll pattern
knitting basketweave on two beds
manually knitting the first row on a knitting machine
Knitting a skirt onto ready made lace hem
Binding off around 2 gatepegs
Knitted on Cardigan Band-hand manipulated
scalloping decrease
seaming on the machine
Knitting the sleeve right into the armhole on a top down sweater
starting a machine knitted project on crocheted ribbing
crocheted slip stitch to reinforce cardigan bands
Using a DIY angled probe
Using yarn bras
Removing & re-hanging stitches using a circular needle
seaming and binding off simultaneously
Broken Rib Edging
half fisherman's rib on many kinds of machine
using Plaid yarns
e-wrap cast on in detail
static control
Cut and Sew Neckline
Low Bulk Hem
Using Self Striping Yarn on a Knitting Machine
Sideways Knitted Sleeves
short rowed tuck stitch
stockinette piping
Sideways Knitted Sleeves
Sew as you go several ways


SINGER/STUDIO SPECIFIC SKILLS & demos on these machines
Singer/Studio/Silver Reed skills playlist
succeeding with tuck stitch
setting up a Singer or Studio machine for the first time
Sandy's Hat
SK 155 test & basic ops
360 test & basic ops
860 test with short rows and manual weaving
2 color tuck and a free doll pattern this demo is on a Brother but will work for you too so I didn't want you to miss out and listed it here.
350 test and basic functions
stripes with 2 carriages
using the lace carriage
fairisle on the Singer/Studio/Silver Reed
SK150 and 155 machines-comparison and use
fairisle on the sk155 and how to make punch cards
setting up the Singer/Studio/Silver Reed tension mast
ribber setup and bracket repair
Adjusting and testing the lace carriage
setting up a Singer or Studio machine for the first time
e-wrap cast on in detail

CORONA KNITTING MACHINES
the whole corona playlist
Corona 1500 after gussying up
Corona fair isle
making tuck lace with the pattern master
making strip hats
casting on
CH1500 overview
changing a Corona needle
Knit a skirt for a Curvy Barbie or Lammily doll

KID STUFF-especially suited for entertaining and teaching young knitters

MISCELLANEOUS
seminar info Kathryn seminar info Jack winding yarn cones on a spinning wheel mediafire safety starting seeds in coir coconut fiber packing machines for safe shipping DIY American Girl doll dress form DIY tool blocks Durable Loomed Flowers using chained cord and I-cord fairisle pillow pattern for all knitting media along with a DIY pillow form
non-slip soles for safer slippers












Using I-cord as a sponge bar replacement


TRIMS AND EDGINGS
tuck rib edging with a ribber
garter stitch on the knitting machine
basket weave stitch on the knitting machine
Knitted on Cardigan Bands
Knitting tuck trim right onto the garment
a neat edging for an edge with lots of simple increases
knitting worm trim to finish edges and stop rolling
Tuck Lace trim as seen on the Blue Belle sweater
Knitting a band simultaneously with the cardigan front
making a short rowed neckband
Knitted on Cardigan Band-hand manipulated
Broken Rib Edging
stockinette piping
crocheted slip stitch to reinforce cardigan bands
scalloping decrease
slip stitch braid
Cut and Sew Neckline
Folded Purl Binding
Another stockinette trim
Sew as you go several ways

SEWING ON KNITS
Sewing Elastic Ruffles onto Knits
Cut and Sew Neckline
Sewing purchased trim onto knits with the sewing machine






PASSAP MACHINES knitting and maintenance
cleaning 1
cleaning 2
cleaning 3
cleaning 4
restoring Passap strippers
new life for old Passap rails
binding off around imaginary gatepegs knitting furry worm trim
circular knitted cardigan bands
E-6000 locks on Duo 80 beds
e-wrap cast on
double e-wrap cast on
chain stitch cast on [latch tool]
a closer look at all 3 Japanese cast ons from another angle
repairing old Passap Pushers
testing all the functins on a Passap
removing and replacing the row counter trigger
Pusher Alignment tool
Installing the 4 color changer
perfecting worn pushers
Passap mechanical playlist
Passap knitting skills playlist
Japanese style cast ons playlist
color changer installation
Using the Deco
trouble shooting a Deco that won't advance
using the tricofit
Knitting basics for pinkies and greenies
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles
knitting lycra into sock tops
knitting basketweave on two beds
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles

SUPERBA
Superba Skills playlist
Knitting a band simultaneously with the cardigan front
knitting lycra into sock tops transitioning from ribbing to the sock foot using a circular knitting needle
knitting basketweave on two beds
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles

dismantling a suitcase Superba for deep cleaning
using the knitting retainer for single bed work
Norwegian Double Jacquard
Tubular Cast on for the Suitcase Superba
Fisherman's Rib for superbas
Transitioning from ribbing to stockinette
Norwegian double jacquard
Exploring the Singer Heimstricker AKA MK1-lots of stitches

TOYOTA
The whole Toyota playlist
checking under the hood of the carriage
Discovering the Toyota 901, using the lace carriage, color changer and ribber
Single Bed Stitches
Single Bed cast ons and mounting the main carriage
setting up the 901 with the 501 ribber
finding and fixing a mis-patterning problem on the 950 Re-assembling a 901 carriage so that the selector mechanism works right
Substitute needles for the Toyota 950 [probably 901 also]
858 carriage running on a 950 bed

HAND KNITTING
bulky hat knit-along
easy fancy edging
DIY square needles
the backward loop cast on

ONE NEEDLE KNITTING
MAKE A COASTER
MAKE YOUR OWN TOOL



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