Your Questions Answered
I need help setting up and threading my Kniterate. Will you cover that in the class?
No. Though I'll help with machine settings that may have an effect on your knitting, we'll be working primarily in the Kniterate design app. Information on setting up and threading the machine can be found on the Up and Running playlist on Kniterate's YouTube channel.
Which version of the design app does this course cover?
This course covers the design app located at preview.kniterate.com and is being updated to reflect the newest version of the Kniterate design app located at editor.kniterate.design. Just as the older version of the design app will remain available, the current version of this Session 1 will remain available as the session is updated. Latest updates for all sessions will be posted here. What's important to remember is that though many new features have been included in the updated design app, the principles of knit design remain the same.
You're not covering the information I need. Will there be other sessions?
Yes, there will be other sessions, once updates have been completed.
I thought double jacquards were easy to knit on the Kniterate. Why aren't jacquards the topic of the first session?
Yes, double jacquards are relatively easy with this machine and most people start designing and knitting those first. In fact, the Kniterate start module has the perfect setup for a double jacquard. If you need guidance with double jacquard, take a look at this video and this one, too.
I selected the topics of this first session based on the questions I receive the most from those who've already developed and knitted double jacquards and from those who don't want to knit a double jacquard.
In the future I will do sessions on single jacquard with floats (a.k.a. Fair Isle), preparing designs for jacquard, and on double jacquards with alternative backings.
How long will I have access to the lessons?
Once a session is posted, you'll be able to review it at your own pace at any time. This is not a membership site, so there's no monthly fee. I plan to update the sessions after the design app is updated. There are no plans to remove the course.
Will you be providing kcode of various stitches?
No, that would defeat the purpose of the class! I'll be guiding you through the process of making your own stitch patterns in the design app using design principles, proven strategies, and screenshot and native file (.buck) examples.
Do you work for Kniterate?
I am not an employee of the company. I was an early bird backer on Kickstarter and was later contracted by the company to provide virtual tours of the machine and the design app to potential purchasers.
Over the last couple of years several Kniterate owners and users have approached me requesting lessons, and I've provided hours of private Kniterate instruction to these individuals and groups.
I created Designing with Kniterate independently to help Kniterate owners who may need help getting started with their designs. The Kniterate is an awesome digital knitting machine and I'm still learning and exploring the possibilities. I believe it's not necessary to take advantage of all the machine's capabilities, but it's wonderful if you have the foundation and a set of skills to do so.