How to Import a Fairisle Border using Designaknit 8 This is my first attempt at using video capture software.  I think this is much easier than trying to work a a camera.  I can put the narration on afterwards.  As I am new to this, it is probably not perfect yet, but I can work on this as I progress.  Once I get proficient, I may redo the… Read more →

So your Tension does not match that of the garment and you don’t have Designaknit? What do you do?

First of all look at the actual finished measurement of the garment and then go and get your calculator. Example size 20 107cm Actual measurement 42” 115cm.  Length 24” 45cm Required tension 22sts and 28 rows to 10cm Say you are knitting a size 42” chest. 107cm. Actual measurement 45.25 inches 115cm.   Lets see what the designer did to… Read more →

A First Look at Designaknit 8

This video takes you through the initial preparation for knitting a plain jumper using Designaknit 8. It focuses on entering measurements and making changes to the basic shapes already in Designaknit as a starting point for your first garment.  It builds on the previous video about making a tension square.