Well, after a lot of frustration, I got it figured out! Check out what I did! If you are having trouble learning how to use the knitting machine, you will get there! Really! Once you get it, you will wonder why you had so much trouble. I made a lot of attempts and just kept dropping stitches! FRUSTRATING! As I was learning to use the machine, I found the following to be CRITICAL. If you don't follow these tips, you will end up with dropped stitches.
- The most important thing is making sure when you set the weight in place that the hooks are all open and the elastic is on every hook.
- The weight has to hang FREELY - My table has a rounded edge and the weight did not hang freely, causing stitches to drop.
- Make sure to hold the yarn somewhat tightly until the carriage starts picking up stitches.
If you are careful to follow these tips, you will save yourself a lot of trouble and frustration.
One thing is for sure-- after so many attempts, I feel like I am an expert at getting the machine set up for knitting! :) :)
Now that I can get through basic knitting, my next step is binding off. Stay tuned![slideshow]