Your Questions Answered
I need help setting up and threading my Kniterate. Will that be covered in the class sessions?
Setting up and threading the Kniterate isn't covered in the regular class sessions. Information on setting up and threading the machine can be found on the Up and Running playlist on Kniterate's YouTube channel. Though I'll discuss machine settings that may have an effect on your knitting in the recorded classes, we'll be working primarily in the Kniterate design app. If you require extra help with setting up or threading after viewing the YouTube playlist, this can be covered during your private session.
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 hear there's an updated version of the Kniterate design app. Will we use that version?
At this time the Designing with Kniterate sessions primarily reference the current design app located at design.kniterate.com, The updated version of the design app is now in preview and the lessons are in the process of being updated to reflect soon-to-be-released version of the design app. What's important to remember is that though there will eventually be a more efficient way of programming some of the knitting operations, the principles of knit design remain the same.
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 examples.
Do you have any other session topics available?
Yes. The Decreases and Increases session is now available.
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 year a number of Kniterate owners and users have approached me requesting lessons, and I've provided several hours of private Kniterate instruction to these individuals.
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.