Welcome to the Machine Knitting Wiki

This is a community site to share information about all things machine knitting. Get your machine out from under the bed and get knitting!


This wiki is currently being moved from another site. Hopefully we can expand on it and make it a really useful resource for everyone! Please excuse the mess and broken links, the transfer is a work in progress.

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Main page

If you are looking for discussion about machine knitting please join us over on Ravelry - . It's free to join. The Ravelry machine knitting forum is an international, friendly and well moderated forum. The members are extremely helpful in all matters relating to machine knitting.

If you require hands-on support to lessons check out our list of Knitting Machine Guilds and Courses.

The History of Machine Knitting

A history of machine knitting - Framework - Domestic - Passap

The Process of Machine Knitting

There are two methods of machine knitting - warp and weft knitting. Domestic knitting machines are weft knitters, that is, a new row is knitted horizontally, and the knitting produced is identical in structure to handknitting. Warp knitting machinesproduce a kind of vertical knitting, most often seen in vertically-striped scarves. These machines are only available industrially.

Getting Started

Yarn guide

Stitch and Technique Glossary

Care and Maintenance

Knitting Machine Brands

Brand names may differ in your country. See the AKA list if you are lost!

Creative / Artisan





Silver Reed





Singer DL1000

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