Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting

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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 Sep 2018


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


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