What can you knit on a knitting machine?
You can knit long, trendy scarves, woolly hats and even sweaters. Smaller items only take minutes to do. Knitting sweaters and jumpers takes a few hours. You can knit Afghans, sweaters, wide scarves, Child to Adult Hats, skirts, boleros and many more!
Can knitting machines do different stitches?
Knitting machines can do a variety of stitches: Slip (yarn is slipped on the purl side ONLY automatically) Tuck (brioche/knit into stitch below) – a new loop is collected on top of the existing stitch.
Is machine knitting easy?
But the fact is that machine knitting is much more complicated and difficult than hand knitting. When a hand knitter moves into the field of machine knitting, it is often a shock to the creative side. Machine knitting takes perseverance and a stubborn constitution not to quit.
What is a knitting machine used for?
A knitting machine is a device used to create knitted fabrics in a semi or fully automated fashion. There are numerous types of knitting machines, ranging from simple spool or board templates with no moving parts to highly complex mechanisms controlled by electronics.
What is plating in machine knitting?
Plating is a technique of simultaneous knitting with two or more yarns differing in colour, material, properties etc. to produce some special effect on fabric surface. A plated structure contains loops composed of two or more yarns, often with differing physical properties (Fig. 6.2).
What is a punch card knitting machine?
Punchcards were first invented by Joseph Marie Jacquard in 1798 for his weaving looms. They evolved over the years and were adapted for use on the domestic knitting machine. The punchcard selects the needles to create the pattern (just like the idea with the Jacquard loom used in weaving).