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the entire "Ask Jack" playlist
ADDI KNITTING MACHINES
counting rows manually
fixing a column of stitches that accidentally tucked
fixing a dropped stitch
fixing a dropped stitch 2
fairisle
herringbone seam for all knits
alternate bind off method & fixing a dropped stitch
making a bigger crank
replacing the yarn guide
seaming Addi flat panels
neatening the edge of a flat panel
tuck rib scarf edging
adding ribbing to the cast on end
adding ribbing to the final end
lubricating the Addi
making a cast on rag-preparation for making Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan
gauge swatch for Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan #1 in the cardigan specific instructions
Making Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan YOUR fabulous cardigan: designing and sizing #2 in the cardigan specific instructions
#3 the Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan-knitting the back
Knitting the Sleeves of Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan #4 in the cardi specific instructions
Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan Playlist in its entirety
the entire Addi playlist

BROTHER SPECIFIC SKILLS
using the 8310 linker
setting up the KX350
setting up the card reader
seating the brother carriage correctly
Brother 8 button machine playlist-6 movies full of both knitting skills and mechanical info
Intarsia on the Brother 930
fairisle hat knit-along pattern on the KH260
Casting directly onto the comb-OOOLD technique
fb100 disk drive basics
setting up a Brother ribber

Brother Skills Playlist


Free pattern knit-alongs
Sandy's Hat
Hats by the Yard- from the Stripping for Charity book
knitted daisy
Fatima's Fabulous Cardigan Playlist for Addi machines in its entirety
fairisle pillow pattern for all knitting media along with a DIY pillow form
Two Color Tuck and a free doll pattern
free sock pattern for#1 yarn on sock looms and machines both
free bulky fairisle hat knit-along pattern
Carriage Test Hat-this pattern tests all major functions plus delivers a cute hat
Durable Loomed Flowers using chained cord and I-cord
single bed socks
fairisle hat knit along for bulkies
Knit a cotton dishcloth along with me on the Knittax/KnitKing
Knit a Sweater Garland-free knit-along pattern
Knit a skirt for a Curvy Barbie or Lammily doll
Simple Simon Socks
Ten Minute Top Down Topper[hat]
crocheted rugs and more from machine knitted I-cord
top down vest
Toasty Tushy leggings. Free pattern for dolls, support for human pattern
Nice & Easy bulky hat for adults
hair scrunchie
MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR ISSUES THAT APPLY TO ALL KNITTING MACHINES

Deep Cleaning Soak in Marvel Mystery Oil
a look at a carriage before & after the deep soak in Marvel Mystery Oil
repairing broken plastic
Jack's favorite machine maintenance chemicals
cleaning needles with a copper scrubby pad and some other refinements
reviving a dead carriage by freeing frozen flippers
changing a sponge bar
fixing a carriage that sticks going in one direction
cleaning a dingy needle bed
trouble shooting a ribber carriage
repairing a ribber carriage
DIY waxer-a homely but effective invention from Jack
changing the number strip
re-building a sponge bar
what should I use to clean and lube my machine?
fixing a carriage that sticks going in one direction
taking apart and deep cleaning the sinker plate part 1
taking the sinker plate apart and deep cleaning part 2
Jack repairs a ribber carriage
ribber setup and bracket repair
taking sponge bar clips off and on


Orion Knitting Machine Playlist includes an introductory video, ribbing, stockinette, bed spacing, binding off , fisherman's rib, circular cast on, a sock technique so far and more videos are to come...
BROTHER MACHINES MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR
screws to release a Brother carriage cover and placement of the hair-pin like part
freeing a stuck Brother carriage
trouble shooting the card reader
where do these parts fit ? 2
where do these parts fit? 1
dismantling and deep cleaning the carriage
Inside the ribber carriage
unsticking the buttons on a brother knit carriage
more about the brother knit carriage buttons
Inner workings of the card reader
changing the timing belt
setting up the card reader for use
removing and replacing a stitch dial
replacing the Brother buttons after cleaning the carriage
cleaning and lubing the Brother card reader
Cleaning and lubing the Brother card reader in much greater detail and depth
Inside the Brother card reader
Inside the Brother ribber carriage
freeing a stuck carriage
trouble shooting the card reader
refurbishing a brother linker part 1
refurbishing a brother linker part 2
changing the KX350 sponge strip
why the card reader might fail to advance
Lubricating the Brother drive belt cog
Brother KA8310 how it walks and troubleshooting if it doesn't
replacing the button assembly
Brother 8 button machine playlist-6 movies full of both knitting skills and mechanical info how the 2 center buttons work and why we deep clean this area
settting the timing. Shown on a Brother 260 but similar for all Brothers

the KH800-how it works and how to get into it for cleaning and maintenance
cleaning and servicing the card reader
unsticking the buttons-beyond the basics
diagnosing part button problems
Brother card reader adjustment
missing spring in a Brother ribber bracket
fixing fairisle failure in Brother machines
cleaning the cam rod on electronic machines
card reader adjustment
cleaning the cam rod on electronic machines
Inside the Brother 930 Bed
Brother maintenance playlist

repair tests-when Jack repairs a machine, I test it. We make videos of these tests for the customers. It turns out that others like to see them too so, as they are not "personal" here are some for you to watch.

TOY KNITTING MACHINES
Toy machine playlist
Servicing the Kenner Knit-o-matic
casting on, knitting and binding off on the Knit-o-matic
Substitute tensioner & yarn guidre for the Kenner Knit-o-matic
Restoring a mini Necchi
GARTER CARRIAGES
the products Jack uses and why
dis-assembling for cleaning
finding the dirty spots to clean
lubricating after cleaning
lubricating a clean carriage
more reassembly details
a look inside before and after cleaning
more abut dis and re-assembly
where does this spring go?
How does a garter carriage change direction?
reasons why a g-carriage might fail to change directions

what Jack uses to lubricate and why
Repairing the foot assembly

KNITTAX/KNITKING
some KnitKing machines are the same as Brother but these videos relate to the ones that are like Knittax machines. Darn those company name changes!
Discovering the Knittax/KnitKing am3
single bed socks
intarsia on the Knittax/KnitKing
Knit a cotton dishcloth along with me
ribber basics
Inside the Knittax/KnitKing carriage and row counter. You'll need this to clean and repair the carriage.

NANCY'S YARN WINDERS
trying out the Nancy's ball winder
Nancy's ball winder biggest ball
winding cones on a Nancy's ball winder
Adjusting
CROCHET FINISHES FOR KNITS the whole crochet finishes playlist
introduction
slip stitch
single crochet
half double crochet
double crochet
triple crochet
scallops
bullion stitch flowers and trim

ADDING COLOR TO KNITS--accompanies the Painted Ladies book rubber stamps from scratch
diy masking stencil
rubber stamping with permanent ink
stencilling
bleach and rubber stamps
perfecting a design with markers
using a wallpaper roller
Krylon paint and sharpie markers!




PLASTIC BED HOBBY MACHINES
testing a sponge strip from spongebar.com
changing the KX350 sponge strip
setting up the KX350
Simple Simon Socks
replacing the stitch dial on the HK-100
creating a HUGE LK100 out of 2 machines
350 test and basic functions
manual tuck stitch
hems for top down garments
Knitting the sleeve right into the armhole on a top down sweater


ALL KNITS
kitchener stitching sock toes & waste yarn
a no roll cabled edge
diy knit design
correcting a mis-crossed cable after the fact
the bees knees seam
back stitched bind off
easy chain stitched edging
shortening an already knitted hat
hung hems
weaving in yarn ends with a latch tool
adding rubber grips to your tools
winding center pull balls by hand
make your own cones to fit yarn winders
altering cabled knitting after completion

making socks into slipper socks with non-slip soles
determining gauge and stitch requirements
making knitted fabric into a pillow completely from scratch
an odd but effective way to tighten sock heels
Plying yarns to get special effects
French knots on knitting
knit weaving a vine
duplicate stitching and lazy daisy as seen on the Memory Pillow
herringbone seam for all knits
repairing holes in knitting
Easy DI Y Tassels

knitting basketweave on two beds
STUDIO/SINGER/EMPISAL/KNITMASTER/SILVER REED KNITTING MACHINES REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE
setting up a Singer or Studio machine for the first time

changing the front foot
disassembling and reassembling the carriage
taking apart and deep cleaning the sinker plate part 1
taking apart and deep cleaning the sinker plate part 2
the series on "my machine was working when I put it away" is about deep cleaning, including the Marvel Mystery Oil soak and trouble shooting. It is useful for all machines but specific to Studio/Singer/Silver Reed machines.
My machine was working when I put it away part 1
My machine was working when I put it away part 2
My machine was working when I put it away part 3
my machine was working when I put it away part 4
how the row counter works and how to get into it
trouble shooting the Knit Radar
replacing the stitch dial on the HK-100
Servicing the patterning drums
Singer/Studio row counters
Replacing the springs that control the Russel levers
disassembling and reassembling the knit carriage
checking and cleaning the drums
creating a HUGE LK100 out of 2 machines
SK150 and 155 machines-comparison and use
fairisle on the sk155 and how to make punch cards
setting up the Singer/Studio/Silver Reed tension mast
ribber setup and bracket repair
dis-assembling and re-assembling the SK150 carriage
changing the end racks [really side racks]
changing the side racks 2-better lit, more fully explained
Adjusting and testing the lace carriage
Studio mechanical & maintenance playlist

SINGER/STUDIO SPECIFIC SKILLS & demos on these machines
Singer/Studio/Silver Reed skills playlist
succeeding with tuck stitch
setting up a Singer or Studio machine for the first time
Sandy's Hat
SK 155 test & basic ops
360 test & basic ops
860 test with short rows and manual weaving
2 color tuck and a free doll pattern this demo is on a Brother but will work for you too so I didn't want you to miss out and listed it here.
350 test and basic functions
stripes with 2 carriages
using the lace carriage
fairisle on the Singer/Studio/Silver Reed



CORONA KNITTING MACHINES
the whole corona playlist
Corona 1500 after gussying up
Corona fair isle
making tuck lace with the pattern master
making strip hats
casting on
CH1500 overview
changing a Corona needle
Knit a skirt for a Curvy Barbie or Lammily doll

KID STUFF-especially suited for entertaining and teaching young knitters

MISCELLANEOUS
seminar info Kathryn seminar info Jack winding yarn cones on a spinning wheel mediafire safety starting seeds in coir coconut fiber packing machines for safe shipping DIY American Girl doll dress form DIY tool blocks Durable Loomed Flowers using chained cord and I-cord fairisle pillow pattern for all knitting media along with a DIY pillow form
non-slip soles for safer slippers

SOCK MAKING SKILLS
knitting lycra into sock tops
transitioning from ribbing to the sock foot using a circular knitting needle
free sock pattern for#1 yarn on sock looms and machines both
Simple Simon Socks
single bed socks
sock making skills using stretch yarn on the machine
no hole heels
working the kitchener stitch from needles
using Regia latex to create slipper socks
PASSAP MACHINES knitting and maintenance
cleaning 1
cleaning 2
cleaning 3
cleaning 4
restoring Passap strippers
new life for old Passap rails
binding off around imaginary gatepegs knitting furry worm trim
circular knitted cardigan bands
E-6000 locks on Duo 80 beds
e-wrap cast on
double e-wrap cast on
chain stitch cast on [latch tool]
a closer look at all 3 Japanese cast ons from another angle
repairing old Passap Pushers
testing all the functins on a Passap
removing and replacing the row counter trigger
Pusher Alignment tool
Installing the 4 color changer
perfecting worn pushers
Passap mechanical playlist
Passap knitting skills playlist
Japanese style cast ons playlist
color changer installation
Using the Deco
trouble shooting a Deco that won't advance
using the tricofit
Knitting basics for pinkies and greenies
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles
knitting lycra into sock tops
knitting basketweave on two beds

SUPERBA
Superba Skills playlist
Knitting a band simultaneously with the cardigan front
knitting lycra into sock tops transitioning from ribbing to the sock foot using a circular knitting needle
knitting basketweave on two beds
Comparison of Passap, Superba and Suitcase Superba needles

dismantling a suitcase Superba for deep cleaning
using the knitting retainer for single bed work

TOYOTA
The whole Toyota playlist
checking under the hood of the carriage
Discovering the Toyota 901, using the lace carriage, color changer and ribber
Single Bed Stitches
Single Bed cast ons and mounting the main carriage
setting up the 901 with the 501 ribber
finding and fixing a mis-patterning problem on the 950 Re-assembling a 901 carriage so that the selector mechanism works right
Substitute needles for the Toyota 950 [probably 901 also]

HAND KNITTING
bulky hat knit-along
easy fancy edging
DIY square needles
the backward loop cast on

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KNITTING AND TECHNICAL SKILLS FOR ALL KNITTING MACHINES
knitting openings or slots
the racking cast on
casting on--many ways
seed stitch method 2
ribbing without a ribber-reforming stitches
seed stitch method 1
tuck rib edging with a ribber
mock ribbing
binding off around the gatepegs in rib
hang knitting on a comfortable number of needles
adjusting tension
adjusting stitch size
DIY waxer
manual tuck stitch
hung hems
working buttonholes into the bind off
using the Brother hinged comb on any machine
chain stitch embellishment

changing the number strip
the transfer bind off
combining hand & machine knitting
wanderlust cables
starting ribbing on the main bed
weaving in yarn tails automatically
garter stitch on the knitting machine
Knitting tuck trim right onto the garment
basket weave stitch on the knitting machine
setting up A brother machine for absolute beginners
setting up a Singer or Studio machine for the first time
decreasing across a row
Knitted on Cardigan Bands
Faux Cable--super easy
seaming with a faux cable
a neat edging for an edge with lots of simple increases
swatching part 1
swatching part 2
making & using cast on rags
knitting stripes with 2 carriages
knitting worm trim to finish edges and stop rolling
knitted daisy
Knitting a band simultaneously with the cardigan front
strip hats
making a short rowed neckband
knitted daisies

Carriage Test Hat-this pattern tests all major functions plus delivers a cute hat
Tuck Lace trim as seen on the Blue Belle sweater
free sock pattern for#1 yarn on sock looms and machines both
No hole sock heels. This is about those little holes that like to form at the very top of sock heels
Two Color Tuck and a free doll pattern
free bulky fairisle hat knit-along pattern
manually knitting the first row on a knitting machine
Knitting a skirt onto ready made lace hem
Binding off around 2 gatepegs
Knitted on Cardigan Band-hand manipulated
fairisle hem for top down garments
seaming on the machine
hems for top down garments
scalloping decrease
Knitting the sleeve right into the armhole on a top down sweater
starting a machine knitted project on crocheted ribbing
crocheted slip stitch to reinforce cardigan bands