Jipke Lezwijn

Knitting Happiness Specialist at Kniterate

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  • Workspace and installation

    We want you to make the most of your Kniterate. So we created a guide to make sure your workplace is safe and easy to use. Find an overview of all technical specifications of the machine here or in...

  • Making a jacquard

    You can create your own jacquards from your designs in the Kniterate design application. You start by creating a new design. In the application, you have a window called Pattern view. In this windo...

  • Importing an image

    To create your own, personal design, you can import an image and edit it as you like. In this article, we'll guide you through the steps to import an image. Upload an image in JPEG or PNG file form...

  • Yarn count and converting yarn counts

    There are many yarn count systems in the world, so here are a few that are used for coned yarn with industrial standards. Find how to calculate conversions of yarn count at the bottom of this page....

  • Serger / Overlocker

    A serger / overlocker is a type of sewing machine that can cut surplus fabric to create a clean stitch. It requires less skill than the linking machine and it is a quick assembly method, but as the...

  • Linking machine

    A linking machine is a special type of sewing machine for connecting knitted panels with clean stitches. It requires some skill and it's a common technique in the industry since it produces great r...

  • Steam iron or steam bed

    To finish your knitted items, you will need to steam them. This relaxes the yarn and can help to straighten edges. Always make sure you set the steam iron or steam bed for the material that you're ...

  • Changing a yarn

    You will probably be switching yarns quite regularly, and you don't want to rethread the machine every time you do so. Changing a yarn, or even multiple yarns at once, can be done quickly: Cut the...

  • Plating

    Plating is knitting with two yarns together in one feeder and creates a 2-color pattern in a structure without creating a jacquard. Make sure the two yarns you're using are of a finer yarn count, s...

  • Choosing yarn pathways

    In the program that you use to knit, you will have assigned certain yarns to certainfeeders. When you thread up your machine you should adhere to these; notfollowing the assigned pathways will crea...