This doily was demonstrated at my local knitting machine group last fall. We were having some trouble understanding the vintage handout directions. Here’s a photo tutorial to hopefully make it clearer.
January 2, 2012 6 Comments
Whipup.net just highlighted two 20-Something knitters in Australia as they enthusiastically begin embracing all things knitting machine.
We know how great these machines are. It is so encouraging to read on a larger trafficked site that a new generation is feeling the love.
There are so many Studio and Silver Reed and Singer and Knitmaster and Empisal and Toyota and Corona and Juki and White and Superba and Brother and Knitking and Passap and countless other machines languishing unused all over the world.
Here’s hoping a new generation breathes fresh artistic air into our beloved craft.
November 5, 2011 12 Comments
October 12, 2011 2 Comments
I spent part of Labor Day catching up on some knitting machine groups and found a lot of posts about DesignaKnit 8.
Yes, you read that right, DAK 8 exists and is currently being beta tested!
September 5, 2011 8 Comments
Here in the Pacific Northwest we rarely get cold enough for full on winter gear. DROPS free headband pattern is perfect for protecting the ears from bitter winds without messing up your hair too much. Continue reading…
August 17, 2011 3 Comments
When I first heard about this, I figured someone meant the main carriage and lace carriage in the same garment. Or, maybe the main carriage and the ribber carriage.
Karen Allen uses two electronic carriages with many separate strands of cashmere, alternating the carriages to produce a subtle, color blending effect.
Click on over to the segment at MarthaStewart.com to see the process in action.
January 23, 2011 7 Comments
Most of my sock knitting is for my husband. He likes them thick, a tightly knit gauge, and undeniably manly. This means worsted weight wool on 3.25mm (US 3) needles.
A few years ago, the only way I could convince him to wear two tones was if the second color was hidden in his shoe, preferably at the toe. He’s more flexible now.
November 16, 2010 2 Comments
Our machines have happily been hacked to allow a computer, including a Mac, to act as the external floppy drive. You can then use Photoshop or other paint program to make stitch patterns and download them to your machine.
November 7, 2010 16 Comments