Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting

Victoria Haffenden

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    Knitting is an enduringly popular and creative craft, but many associate the techniques primarily with hand knitting, believing machine knitting to require arcane knowledge. However, machine knitting is formed from the same stitch structures and is equally versatile. Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting rediscovers the potential of domestic machine knitting to open up new possibilities for dedicated knitters, offering an equally creative yet timesaving method of crafting new designs. With over 500 images, this comprehensive guide offers detailed step-by-step explanations of techniques in hand and machine knitting, whilst also offering inspiration and design advice.

    Topics covered include:

    Illustrated step-by-step instructions of hand and machine knitting techniques
    Qualities and behaviours of fibres and yarns and their suitability for knitting
    Equipment requirements and advice
    Basic stitches and stitch constructions of hand and machine knitting
    Combining stitches to make surface texture and colour patterns
    Shaping and knitting 3D shapes
    Calculating garment shape and size from tension swatches
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherThe Crowood Press
    Number of pages320
    ISBN (Print)9781785004315
    Publication statusPublished - 6 Sept 2018


    • knitting
    • hand knitting
    • machine knitting
    • creative arts
    • Creative Industries
    • knitwear
    • clothing design
    • fashion textiles


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