LK-150 and DAK

LK-150 and DAK Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Do you have DesignaKnit (or considering it)? You CAN put it to use with your LK-150 machine (or Brother KX350 or any non-patterning/non-electronic
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DAK to Brother 970 Download

DAK to Brother 970 Download Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Creating your own stitch patterns (or modifying stitch patterns) is not difficult when using the Brother 970 and DAK. Perhaps you see a stitch pattern in a
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Design with "to-scale" Knitters Graph Paper

Design with

Get creative with your knitting! You don't have to use software or someone else's pattern to draft odd shaped pieces. Maybe you want a triangle pillow or a
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Conversion of a knitting machine punchcard pattern

Conversion of a knitting machine punchcard pattern  Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Take a printed punchcard image and convert it to electronic format with the Graphics Studio.

Conversion of a black and white diagram to a stitch pattern

Conversion of a black and white diagram to a stitch pattern Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is the beginnings of learning how to convert graphics by starting with black and white line drawings and converting them into a stitch pattern. We will
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Conversion of a Multicolored Picture

Conversion of a Multicolored Picture Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This video will cover conversion techniques for block colored patterns, much like filling in a coloring page with blocks of color. Again the importance of
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Conversion of a full color photo into a sweater front stitch design

Conversion of a full color photo into a sweater front stitch design Tutorial for Machine Knitting

It is fun to create a full color design on a child's sweater front. He we take two cute puppies in a basket and convert them to a design. We how to determine
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DAK - Design a Simple Camisole

DAK - Design a Simple Camisole Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Practice using Original Pattern Drafting with this simple 2 piece camisole. Gain confidence in: Creating basic shapes Fit-to-length and
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DAK - Drafting Odd Shaped Pieces

DAK - Drafting Odd Shaped Pieces Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This powerful knitting software can be used in so many ways! For this exercise we will be designing and knitting a heart shaped pillow cover. Skills
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DesignaKnit Keyboard Shortcuts

DesignaKnit Keyboard Shortcuts Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Want to finish fast using Original Pattern Drafting? Use keyboard shortcuts to make designing easier and faster.

DesignaKnit Measuring Tools

DesignaKnit Measuring Tools Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Tips for using the DAK 8 Measuring tools. Get finished fast with shortcuts. The example measures the front opening and neck edge to calculate the number of
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DesignaKnit Garment (Japanese) Notation Format

DesignaKnit Garment (Japanese) Notation Format Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Garment (Japanese) notation knitting instructions can be very easy to follow. Customize the printout of your DesignaKnit knitting instructions so they are
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DesignaKnit 8 Japanese Notation Formatting

DesignaKnit 8 Japanese Notation Formatting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Want to customize the printing format of the Garment (Japanese) Notation output? One small change can make the abbreviations easier to follow.
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DesignaKnit: Neckbands and Collars

DesignaKnit: Neckbands and Collars Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit doesn't automatically create PIECES for neckbands and collars. (It does generate knitting instructions) Learn to create your own neckband
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DesignaKnit: Manipulate Pieces

DesignaKnit: Manipulate Pieces Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Customize pattern pieces in Original Pattern Drafting. Watch as we create a design that will incorporate multiple stitch patterns. Also good for colorblock
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DAK: Asymmetric V-Neckline

DAK: Asymmetric V-Neckline Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Quickly create an off-center v-neck opening using Standard Garment Shaping and Original pattern Drafting. Make a one-of-a-kind design with DAK.

DAK - Add a Waistline

DAK - Add a Waistline Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Add waist shaping for a dress or sweater and show off your hourglass shape! This is a basic exercise to get practice using the Original Pattern Drafting tools -
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DAK 8 - Stitch/Row Totals

DAK 8 - Stitch/Row Totals Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Accurately determine the EXACT size of a piece in DesignaKnit. Position words, motifs or stitch patterns. Know exactly how large to knit a piece for cut 'n sew.

DesignaKnit - Inspiration from a Diagram or Sketch - Part 1

DesignaKnit - Inspiration from a Diagram or Sketch - Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Often we see garment designs in stores, catalogs, knitting magazines even sewing patterns. How many times have you said, “I could knit that!”?
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DesignaKnit - Inspiration from a Diagram or Sketch - Part 2

DesignaKnit - Inspiration from a Diagram or Sketch - Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

You might see a hand knitting design that includes a legend of all the dimensions. Perhaps you have a sketch and you’ve added all of your dimensions.
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DesignaKnit - Inspiration from a Diagram or Sketch - Part 3

DesignaKnit - Inspiration from a Diagram or Sketch - Part 3 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Part 3 You might see a hand knitting design that includes a legend of all the dimensions. Perhaps you have a sketch and you’ve added all of your
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Just the basics - Get up and running fast in Original Pattern Drafting

Just the basics - Get up and running fast in Original Pattern Drafting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit Original Pattern Drafting is so incredibly full featured that is can be overwhelming to the new user. Here we take the use of various different
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Converting a garment for sideways knitting

Converting a garment for sideways knitting Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This is one of the simplest and most basic start of manipulation of individual garment pieces within the garment shape to start learning how to use the Original
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Create a new garment shape from a schematic drawing

Create a new garment shape from a schematic drawing Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Everyone should have a garment shaping file for a six month old infant to be prepared for celebrations of new life between family and friends. This exercise
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Using the new Thumbnail browser to find your shaping file

Using the new Thumbnail browser to find your shaping file Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Thumbnails are now also used for shape files and palette files in addition to stitch patterns and standard graphic files. Shape files can be searched by the
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Using the Grading feature to create a series of garment shapes

Using the Grading feature to create a series of garment shapes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This option allows you to easily create intermediate garment shaping files in a series of sizes. In this example, we will use a pants pattern in Small and
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Using Exact Stitch Layout for complete control of your pattern edges

Using Exact Stitch Layout for complete control of your pattern edges Tutorial for Machine Knitting

On any garment piece, by zooming in along the edge of the garment piece and selecting exact stitch layout using View / Stitch Handles will then show light
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DAK 8 - Diagonal Shaping

DAK 8 - Diagonal Shaping Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Explore Diagonal Shaping choices in Original Pattern Drafting

DAK: Curve Tool

DAK: Curve Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

In Original Pattern Drafting, the Curve Tool is a powerful addition to your designing. It has quite a few options and can be a bit confusing. Get some
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DAK: Design with Stitches and Rows

DAK: Design with Stitches and Rows Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When copying knitting patterns in DAK (or creating from scratch) there's one tool that can be extra helpful. Switching between inches/cm and stitches/rows
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DAK - Sideways Cardigan

DAK - Sideways Cardigan Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create a sideways knit cardigan with set-in sleeves that fits you!

DesignaKnit: Join Pieces

DesignaKnit: Join Pieces Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create a kids cardigan without side seams using the DAK "join" feature. Eliminate the seams and make have perfectly aligned motifs in the body of the sweater.
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DesignaKnit-Position Buttonholes

DesignaKnit-Position Buttonholes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Let DAK quickly position your buttonholes. With just a few steps accurately place either vertical or horizonal buttonholes

DAK: Triangles

DAK: Triangles Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create a triangle shawl to your desired size. Take your needlebed limitations into consideration and let DAK estimate the yarn needed.

DAK: Markers

DAK: Markers Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Inserting markers as we knit, helps with seaming and joining. Use the DesignaKnit Markers feature and add markers to be used with the Garment Outline and
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DesignaKnit - Lengthen Sleeves

DesignaKnit - Lengthen Sleeves Tutorial for Machine Knitting

3 ways to adjust sleeve length in DesignaKnit. Use either Original Pattern Drafting or Standard Garment Shaping. There is no excuse for sleeves that are the
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Dak 8 - Curved hemline

Dak 8 - Curved hemline Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create curved hem corners at the side seams of a sweater. Use Original Pattern drafting to create the curves.

DesignaKnit - Place Markers

DesignaKnit - Place Markers Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Placing markers in DAK can be helpful in placing motifs, indicating row repeats or positioning darts. Often overlooked this handy tool can be very useful.

Bust Darts with DesignaKnit

Bust Darts with DesignaKnit Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Modify a sweater in Original Pattern Drafting to add bust darts. Let DAK do the math for you!

DAK - Alter Patterns - Sweater Front

DAK - Alter Patterns - Sweater Front Tutorial for Machine Knitting

If you need more tummy room in your sweaters, use DAK to lengthen and widen the front of your sweater. Use Original Pattern Drafting to easily make the pattern
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Dak 8 Copy Curved Hem Shaping

Dak 8 Copy Curved Hem Shaping Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here are 4 methods of replicating shaping changes from one piece to another. Our example uses curved hems. Create curves on the front, then use one of the
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DAK: Kangaroo Pocket

DAK: Kangaroo Pocket Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create a kangaroo pocket piece to your dimensions with DesignaKnit. With just a few steps, you'll be ready to knit either a curved or straight pocket to add to
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DAK: EZ Cut 'N Sew Neckline Template

DAK: EZ Cut 'N Sew Neckline Template Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Use DAK to create templates for Cut 'n Sew. Use a little-known feature of DAK to make quick work of creating a personalized neckline template you can use again
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DesignaKnit: Yarn Calculator

DesignaKnit: Yarn Calculator Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Let DesignaKnit calculate how much yarn you need for your project. Weigh and measure your swatch and DAK will use the stitch count of your pattern to
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DAK- Raglan Sleeves

DAK- Raglan Sleeves Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Modify the size of the upper arm and the neckline changes .. what??? When designing your own raglan sweaters in Standard Garment Styling, it's important to
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Dak 8 - Armhole Alterations

Dak 8 - Armhole Alterations Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DAK offers 2 options for measuring the depth of armholes. Explore both methods and examine when to best use each.

Dak 8 - Upper Arm Adjustment

Dak 8 - Upper Arm Adjustment Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Adjust the upper arm dimension in DesignaKnit Standard Garment Styling BEFORE using Original Pattern Drafting.

Dak 8&9 - Shoulder Slope

Dak 8&9 - Shoulder Slope Tutorial for Machine Knitting

For best results, create shoulder shaping in Standard Garment Styling, not Original Pattern Drafting.

Garment Notation Cheat Sheets

Garment Notation Cheat Sheets Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Compare the Garment Text and Garment Notation printing instructions in DAK. Explore creating a "cheat sheet" for the Garment Notation (Japanese Notation) format
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DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes

DAK - Get Knitting in less than 5 Minutes Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When you want to get knitting, you want to spend your time at the machine, not the computer! If you’ve knitted your swatch and know your gauge, use
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Create Your First Garment

Create Your First Garment Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This video is appropriate for the new user to DesignaKnit to rapidly create a sweater ready to knit. It also is a great refresher course for those who haven't
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Create your Second Garment

Create your Second Garment Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Now that you have created your first garment, it is easy to create a second garment using a few simple changes. We will cover changing tensions, reading
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Create a Short Sleeve Summer Top

Create a Short Sleeve Summer Top Tutorial for Machine Knitting

We can use the Measurements Table to 'trick' DesignaKnit 8 into creating a short sleeve top. Here in this tutorial, we will make a short sleeved ladies cardigan
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Create a Winter Coat

Create a Winter Coat Tutorial for Machine Knitting

We already played tricks on DesignaKnit, fooling it into making a cute short sleeved top with crocheted edges. Here in this tutorial, will make a winter
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Using the Custom Measurement Database

Using the Custom Measurement Database Tutorial for Machine Knitting

When you choose Custom sizing instead of the built in DesignaKnit 8 Standard Size Measurement database, a new Custom Sizing database opens up for you to select
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DAK 8 - Duplicate a Sweater

DAK 8 - Duplicate a Sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting

One powerful trick to use DesignaKnit to duplicate a sweater you love (or a hand knitting pattern). If you know the measurements, enter them in DAK and use the
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Intro to the DAK Lace Tool

Intro to the DAK Lace Tool Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Are you new to the Lace Tool? Here are the basics for getting started

DAK 8 - Motif Placement

DAK 8 - Motif Placement Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Position a large motif on a square pillow cover. Practice using DAK tools in a practical application. In Original Pattern drafting, create size and
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DAK Opening Stitch Pattern Files

DAK Opening Stitch Pattern Files Tutorial for Machine Knitting

A basic review of how to use DAK stitch pattern files provided by Knit it Now in patterns and the Stitch Library.

Stitch Designer - Just the basics - get up and running fast

Stitch Designer - Just the basics - get up and running fast Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here we will create a small diamond Fairisle pattern for a handknit seater for a six month old baby. We will be using the pencil and drawing on multiple repeats
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Learning about how to use the icons - Part 1

Learning about how to use the icons - Part 1 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit 8 has a multitude of icon tools to help you create that perfect design. We will be walking you through how each icon works, the options that they
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Learning about how to use the icons - Part 2

Learning about how to use the icons - Part 2 Tutorial for Machine Knitting

DesignaKnit 8 has a multitude of icon tools to help you create that perfect design. We will be walking you through how each icon works, the options that they
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Stitch Designer Palettes - Yarn Color Palette

Stitch Designer Palettes - Yarn Color Palette Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here we will look at the different palettes available to us for designing in colors, stitches and crossed cables. All of these techniques are suitable for both
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Stitch Designer Palettes - Cables Organizer

Stitch Designer Palettes - Cables Organizer Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Here we will look at the different palettes available to us for designing in colors, stitches and crossed cables. All of these techniques are suitable for both
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Designing a four color jacquard blanket

Designing a four color jacquard blanket Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This tutorial discusses the layout for a baby blanket, the use of a graphic pattern from the DesignaKnit Graphics Studio conversion, the use of Palette Replace
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Designing a cable knit sweater

Designing a cable knit sweater Tutorial for Machine Knitting

This tutorial covers how to correctly place cables down on to your stitch design as a design element. They can be simple 1 x 1 cable crosses or very complicated
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Knitting Words with DAK

Knitting Words with DAK Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Adding text to your knitting is a snap with DesignaKnit. Explore the power of the text tool by adding a name to the top of a Christmas Stocking. This feature
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Create and Position a Single Motif In DAK

Create and Position a Single Motif In DAK Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Create and position a single motif in DAK. Create a Welcome Banner with a single letter on each triangle. The techniques used will show you how to put
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Updating your DesignaKnit 8 to the newest release automatically

Updating your DesignaKnit 8 to the newest release automatically Tutorial for Machine Knitting

Now in this version of DesignaKnit, using the program we can update the program to its newest release easily. We will go through the actual steps involved
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