How to Set Up Your Fashion Knitter Machine

If you’re looking to get into the world of fashion knitting, you’ll need a machine that can handle the delicate fabrics and intricate patterns. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to set up your fashion knitter machine so you can get started on your first project.

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If you’re lucky enough to have a fashion knitter machine, you’re probably wondering how to set it up. Here are some tips to help you get started.

First, make sure that you have all the necessary supplies. You’ll need yarn, needles, and a spool of thread. You’ll also need a power supply and a reliable place to keep your machine.

Next, determine which stitch pattern you want to use. There are many stitch patterns available, so take some time to experiment until you find one that you like. Once you’ve decided on a stitch pattern, select the appropriate needle size and thread tension.

Now it’s time to start knitting! Begin by feeding the yarn through the needle guides and tensioning the thread. Then use the hand levers to start knitting stitches onto the fabric. Continue knitting until you reach the end of the row or fabric piece.

Finally, cut the yarn and remove the fabric from the machine. Congratulations – you’ve successfully set up your fashion knitter machine!

What You’ll Need

To set up your fashion knitter machine, you will need:

-1 spool of knitting machine thread
-1 piece of Knitart tape
-1 pair of scissors
-1 Knitart stiletto

Setting Up Your Machine

Before you can start knitting, you need to set up your machine. This is a quick and easy process, and once you’ve done it a few times, it will only take a few minutes.

First, thread the yarn through the tension disc at the back of the machine. There are two ways to do this – either through the top or through the bottom. If you’re using thin yarn, it’s best to go through the top; if you’re using thicker yarn, it’s best to go through the bottom.

Next, thread the yarn around the take-up lever at the front of the machine. The take-up lever is what tensions the yarn and keeps it from getting too loose as you knit.

After that, connect the free end of the yarn to either the knitting needle or to one of the anchor pegs on either side of the needle. The anchor pegs are there to keep your work from unraveling if you need to stop in the middle of a row.

Now you’re ready to start knitting!

Using the Machine

If you’re new to fashion knitting, or just need a refresher, this guide will show you how to set up your machine and get started.

First, assemble your machine according to the instructions in the manual. Once it’s set up, you’ll need to thread the machine with yarn. Start by threading the yarn through the yarn eyelet, then around the tension knob, and finally through the take-up lever.

Next, select your stitch pattern and tension. For most projects, you’ll want to use a medium tension and a knit stitch. To select your tension, turn the knob on the side of the machine until the pointer is between “4” and “5”. To select your stitch pattern, rotate the stitch selector until the desired pattern is aligned with the pointer.

Now you’re ready to start knitting! Place your work under the presser foot and lower it. Then, turn the handwheel toward you until the needle penetrates your fabric.Keep turning the handwheel until your fabric is advanced far enough under the presser foot. You may need to experiment with this a bit to get a feel for how much fabric needs to be advanced with each turn of the handwheel.

Once you have a nice even tension on your yarn, you can start knitting hands-free! Just press down on the foot pedal and let the machine do its work.

Maintaining Your Machine

It is very important to keep your fashion knitter machine clean and in good working order. This includes oiling the machine regularly, as well as keeping the tension bars and teeth clean. You should also test your machine regularly to ensure that it is working properly.

Tips and Tricks

Fashion Knitter is a hand-knitting machine that can be used to create a variety of garments, from sweaters and hats to scarves and gloves. While it may seem daunting at first, with a little practice you’ll be churning out beautiful projects in no time. Here are a few tips and tricks to get you started:

Getting started:
– Choose the right yarn. Fashion Knitter works best with medium to bulky weight yarns. Avoid using anything too thin or delicate, as it may break during the knitting process.

– Set up your machine. Before you start knitting, take a few minutes to set up your Fashion Knitter according to the instructions in the manual. This includes threading the yarn through the needles and making sure the tension is correct.

knitting basics:
– To knit a stitch, hold the working yarn in your left hand and use your right hand to push the carriage forward. The needles will move forward and knit one stitch into each loop on the needle.

– To purl a stitch, hold the working yarn in your right hand and use your left hand to push the carriage forward. The needles will move forward and purl one stitch into each loop on the needle.

– To increase or decrease the number of stitches on your needle, use the latches located on either side of the carriage. To add stitches, simply move the latches outward; to remove stitches, move them inward.

Finishing up:
– When you’re finished knitting, cut the yarn leaving a tail that is long enough to weave in later. Use a tapestry needle to thread the tail through all of the remaining stitches on the needle, then pull tight to secure.


Q: Do I need a special needle to knit with the machine?
A: No, you can use any type of needle that is compatible with your machine.

Q: What type of yarn do I need?
A: You can use any type of yarn that is compatible with your machine.

Further Reading

If you’re new to fashion knitting, or if you’re thinking about purchasing a machine, you’ll want to check out our blog post on how to set up your fashion knitter machine. This guide covers everything from choosing the right machine for your needs to setting it up and getting started.

Click here to read our guide on How to Set Up Your Fashion Knitter Machine.


There are a few different ways that you can get your hands on a fashion knitter machine. You can buy one new, buy one used, or even rent one for a short period of time. Each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to weigh your options before making a decision.

New machines:

If you decide to buy a new machine, you’ll have the benefit of a warranty and access to customer support in case you have any questions or problems. However, new machines can be very expensive, and they may not have all the features that you’re looking for.

Used machines:

Buying a used machine can be a great way to save money. You can often find good quality used machines for much less than the cost of a new one. However, it’s important to make sure that you inspect the machine carefully before you buy it, and be sure to ask the seller any questions that you have. Used machines may not come with a warranty or customer support.


If you only need a fashion knitter machine for a short period of time – for example, if you’re only going to use it for one project – then renting might be the best option for you. This way, you don’t have to worry about storing the machine or maintaining it after use. However, rents can add up quickly, so be sure to factor this into your budget before making your decision.

About the Author

Christine Ducharme is the author of “How to Set Up Your Fashion Knitter Machine.” She has been knitting since she was a child and has been teaching people how to knit for over 20 years. Christine has also written a number of other books on knitting, including “Knitting for Dummies” and “The Ultimate Guide to Machine Knitting.”

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