Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Search | Login | Register | Help
Why Would You Ever Want to Pay For Knitting and Crochet Patterns or Lessons When You Can Get All That for Free?
Read this:

We have some of the most skilled knitters and crocheters in the world posting patterns and techniques like you've never seen before. And some of them only post on our website and nowhere else, so you won't find these patterns anywhere else no matter how much time you spend searching! So keep reading.

Unlike other websites, we don't try to pitch specific brands of hooks or needles, yarn, or paid tutorials, while collecting sales commission.

Instead, we have other people, who are great knitters and crocheters, share with you what they know about knitting and crochet. What accessories they use, which yarn is the best for which type of project, which techniques work and which don't.

It's all completely unbiased. Our users simply have no reason to lie to you. They are people just like you.

And we provide a free platform for you and them to communicate. So you get to discover this information straight from the source, from people just like you, not from editors of some magazine or sales reps of some company.

This is what makes us different from other knitting and crochet websites out there that try to sell you something while claiming they are trying to help you.

If you are a beginner, intermediate, advanced, or a professional knitter or crocheter, then the benefits of signing up for our free weekly knitting/crochet e-mail newsletter are:

• We cover hand knitting, machine knitting, and crochet.

• Each week you'll be receiving new tips and techniques.

• Daily, you'll be receiving a knitting/crochet forum digest with the latest pictures, discussions and patterns.

• If you ever have a question or need help, you can always ask, and we'll cover your question in the following newsletter issue.

• Discover the fastest way to knit (and to crochet) a sock... while keeping the perfect heel and making sure the sock fits (not many knitters know this).

• Find out how to figure out how much yarn you need for a pattern if the pattern doesn't specify it (works for any project, a real life-saver sometimes).

• Learn how to pick up a dropped stitch, even from several rows below. It happens to absolutely everyone at some point. But don't worry, there exists a really simple fix.

• And if you ever run out of yarn, find out how to join any yarn in the middle of any project.

• If you can't find the pattern that you need, or if you don't know which pattern would be most appropriate for a specific project, then you can ask our other users to help you figure it out. We even have a dedicated "Pattern Requests" section on our website that's all about finding new patterns.

• The same goes for any problems and questions about specific techniques. We have experienced users who are always helping those in need with just the right advice.

Note to crocheters: We cover both knitting and crochet on our website. The name Knitting Paradise is just a matter of history of how this website was started. These days, close to 50% of content on our forum is about crochet. So it doesn't matter if you primarily knit or crochet (or if you only crochet), you'll still find just as many patterns, tips, and tutorials that are relevant to your specific interests.

• And of course, as I said it's all completely FREE!

• Let me repeat that. Since for some reason a lot of people contact us asking if the membership is really free: we are a social website for knitters and crocheters, so we don't sell anything, and we don't charge any fees. It's as simple as that.

Here is how to proceed and what to expect:

Enter your name and e-mail address below, and you'll be instantly added to our knitting and crochet mailing list distribution. You'll receive a one-time confirmation e-mail. Right after that, the first e-mail with today's digest will be forwarded to you. The signup process is completely automated, so you are just a few minutes away from discovering what our existing users already received earlier today. So you'll get up to speed right away on what's the latest on our website, without any long introductions or other delays.

First name:

E-mail address:

Going forward, the next digest will be released in just a few hours. So if you don't sign up now, you'll also miss everything covered in it too.

Machine Knitting
Machine Knit Baby Afghan
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Page: 1 2 3 next>>
Feb 4, 2011 14:33:44   #
I am looking for a quick and easy, yet pretty, baby afghan pattern for machine knitting. I have a brother 930 electronic machine so am interested to see if anyone has anything that they would like to share that I could use. I once had a pattern that used tucks, etc. but I can't find it. I would appreciate any help or ideas that you may have. Thanks in advance! Beverly
Feb 4, 2011 15:55:47   #
deemail (a regular here)

this site shows a 'swirl blanket' which can be used for a throw or a baby blanket, just depending on how you use the colors....each section is done separately (attached, but one at a time) so colors are easy to mix and manage....

any knitting machine can be used...this address is for part #1 but it leads to 2 and 3...the demonstrator does a great job with enough details and good can watch, pause, do that step on your machine and then go watch some more...good luck....
Feb 4, 2011 21:20:48   #
Thanks - I'll check it out!
Feb 5, 2011 22:38:46   #
Thanks for sharing this link .. I haven't used my knitting machine in a very long time & this gave me the urge to sit down & try to be creative .. Thanks Again Pat
Feb 6, 2011 00:06:30   #
I also have the brother 930. If the youtube doesn't work for you, I could go through my patterns and see what I can find. It's been a while since I have used my machines-must get them from underneath the bed! Just pm me.
Feb 6, 2011 10:29:27   #
I haven't used my knitting machines in a long time either. That makes me want to try it again. Does anyone else have Toyota machines?
Feb 6, 2011 10:35:28   #
The Swirl blanket looks absolutely intriguing and I will definitely give it a go - but I also was hoping for something that I wouldn't have to do too much thinking with. Something that I could just set a pattern, cast on and go. I'm still looking for that pattern stitch that a friend gave me many years ago. When I find it I will share it with everyone - that is if I find it!
Feb 12, 2011 12:29:34   #
Hi I just came aboard to this Great Forum, 4 days ago.The knowledge that every shares is so special. It is so good to see machine knitters still going strong.I am not familiar with the the differnt types of machines, all of my machines are Brothers you have the 930, and one of mine is the 970 electronic. Already I am hooked. (sml) I guess it was my lucky day when I came upon this site.
Feb 12, 2011 15:00:45   #
I love my knitting machine too! It's hard to find patterns any more. Used to be all over the place. I wish I had a ribber. Lots of stuff out there for them. I only have a G-Carriage. Welcome aboard and let's go knit something!
Feb 13, 2011 11:00:08   #
Well, I just finished my first swirl blanket. I must say that it takes longer to finish it than it does to knit it. The worm edge is very pretty but takes a long time to complete. I agree I could crochet it faster but my hands are giving me trouble so I guess it will have to do. The camera doesn't do it justice as it is a very pretty lime green.
Lime green swirl blanket
Lime green swirl blanket...
Feb 13, 2011 11:40:51   #
How much yarn did it take? I watched those videos yesterday on utube, and want to make one too. She doesn't say how many skeins she used. Is it like 1 skein per triangle? I love the lime green. Very pretty.
Feb 13, 2011 12:06:40   #
Oh no no no - the actual triangles are not that big. I used 2 skiens of Baby Bee Sweet Delight Baby yarn, each 4 oz. and I have some left over. The yardage was 377 yards per skein. One thing that I did do and depending on your machine - was - I noticed that her directions were for a bulky machine. I have a standard gauge. Rather than taking the time to figure out how many needles I would have to pull out for my machine I decided to turn my machine in to a "bulky" machine by pulling out every other needle so that I had the 60 she is talking about and leaving the rest in non working position. Worked just fine. Before you block it it looks kind of like an octopus without any legs - not truly round. But I found that when blocking it it got pretty round. It's not totally round. I'm not sure that I did it absolutely correct - I'm going to make another one to see if I can make anything differently. It is really fun to make. Good luck! (When you're done why don't you post a picture of yours.)
Feb 13, 2011 13:23:08   #
LOOOOVE this pattern! I made one too, yesterday afternoon! Only I found Diana's pattern for the standard machine needs a spongebar and is fighting me all the way. The USM pattern is much smaller and uses a different technique...think Ill try using more needles next time...regardless - LOVE IT! You did an awesome job!!
Feb 13, 2011 13:33:42   #
Maryknits513 (a regular here)
yourownsister wrote:
It's hard to find patterns any more... I only have a G-Carriage. Welcome aboard and let's go knit something!


You can make some really nice baby blankets with your g-carriage. Try using pattern 468, 470, 477 or any of the other stitch patterns you like. Use Tamm Sport 2/7 or a 3/15 or 3/12 yarn. Cast on between 180 and 200 stitches, knit 300 to 400 rows depending on how big you want the baby blanket.

If you have Design A Knit, or a disk drive for your knitting machine, or one of the emulator cables you can download some great designs into your knitting machine to knit baby blankets. Check our Lora Kinan's designs at or Charlene Shafer's designs at Another favorite is Cheryl Jiles who wrote several "CribKnits" books.

Happy knitting!
Feb 13, 2011 16:16:36   #
Thanks so much! I do have Designaknit but it's outdated. But I also have a disc drive and cable. There are so many things that can be done. I'm going to look at my stitchworld book right now to look at those patterns. That would be the ticket - make the G Carriage do ALL the work. But wouldn't that take a long time? It's been so long since I used the G Carriage but if I remember correctly it's pretty slow!
Page: 1 2 3 next>>
Machine Knitting
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.