For the Embellish-Knit ™:

Instructions, Tips, Hints and Troubleshooting

Welcome to the Embellish-Knit™ help page. We hope these instructions will assist you in your Embellish-Knit projects. For further help, please consult the instructions that came with your Embellish-Knit machine.

IMPORTANT:  DO NOT use regular worsted weight (#4) or heavier yarn on the Embellish-Knit! or it will damage the machine!  Use only the types of yarns listed on the instructions and at the end of this section!


STEP ONE
To thread the machine, pull plenty of yarn from the ball of yarn that comes with your machine.  DO NOT use worsted weight yarn.  (You can use Simply Soft only after you have learned to use the Embellish-Knit!)  Thread the yarn through the lower guide, over the upper guide and down through the tube.  (Tip: You can also thread the yarn through the tapestry needle that comes with your machine and drop it through the center of the machine.)  Attach the clip weight to the end of the yarn, but let the clip sit on the table to start.  Check to make sure all the latches are open.  (Tip:  you can open the latches using the butt end of the tapestry needle, which is designed for this purpose.)


STEP TWO
Holding the yarn with one hand, turn handle in direction of the arrow until the first needle catches the yarn.

Note: If your machine is brand new, the handle may feel a bit stiff and will need to be "rocked" back and forth a bit to help spread the lubrication throughout the workings of the machine. This will take a few rounds of knitting to accomplish, but then you're good to go!



STEP THREE
Pass the yarn behind the second needle and continue turning the handle slowly until the third needle catches the yarn. (You can push the yarn behind needle #2 using the butt of a tapestry needle.)


STEP FOUR

Pass the yarn behind the fourth needle and continue turning the handle until the first needle catches the yarn. Loosen the tension you have on the yarn and begin to raise the machine so the clip weight begins to hang more freely.

IMPORTANT!
Make sure the weight pulls the first loop below the latch. If not, push the loop down with your finger.



STEP FIVE

Continue turning the handle until all the needles have caught yarn. Pull down on the yarn coming out of the tube every few turns at the start to make sure the stitches have formed. Move the weights up as needed and let cord untwist.

IMPORTANT!
Do not hold yarn and make sure you have plenty pulled from the ball. Be sure yarn is always feeding freely and there is no tension or your Embellish-Knit will not knit properly. The weight must hang freely at all times or you will drop stitches.



STEP SIX

When cord is the desired length, cut yarn at upper guide and continue turning until cord drops through tube. Thread needle with end of yarn and pass needle through the four loose stitches, pull tight. Thread the yarn tail through the center of the cord.