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20-Somethings Embracing Knitting Machines

knittingmachine20-small 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.

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November 5, 2011


1 Dorothea { 11.06.11 at 12:43 am }

I am so pleased to see young people using a craft which I have enjoyed so much for the past 30 years on my trusted Passap Duo80. Once you get the hang of it you are hooked for life. So enjoy!

2 Cobi { 11.06.11 at 2:21 am }

I really believe as the groups and youtube has provided such Inspiration that is easily accessed worldwide and the younger folks may be getting weary of “cloned clothes and items” and have found a way to express their creativity in fiber arts. It really makes my heart sing to see this example, and also to know that the Arts School in New York has also allowed machine knitting as part of the classroom. To be able to express oneself through knitting/sewing is one of the “seemingly lost arts” that has given me years of joy, and I am thrilled it appears to be surging again! We can make “our own” with so much better results in fit and style than we ever can in a store!

Blessings, Cobi

3 Sandra { 11.06.11 at 5:28 pm }

How wonderful that so many young ladies are picking up the craft of machine knitting. I have enjoyed machine knitting since I purchased my first machine in 1975. Through the years, I have encouraged many new knitters and taught quite a few and thought the craft was certainly on it’s way out with the demise of our distributors and dealers. I agree that too many machines are lying under beds or in closets and should be brought out to be used by the new breed of knitters. Keep up the good work.

4 O. Jolly { 11.10.11 at 11:19 am }

I suspected as much from the buzz around town and around the web, but it’s so great to hear this from another source! 😀

5 Verica { 12.06.11 at 1:27 am }

I have got a knitting machine 40 years old SUPERBA-technique brevets mondiaux. If someone know where I can found the same or how to used it, please help me to resolve this issue. I really like to learn knitting on that.
It will be interestng effort :)

6 Rob { 12.10.11 at 5:55 am }

Not to mention men! I remember watching my gran knitting on a mchine when I was young (i’m in my twenties now) and recently taught myself to hand knit, now I’m about to take the plinge and buy my first machine.

So many of my friends have loved the things I’ve produced and I’ve actually had to begin teaching them how to knit, hopefully it’s time for a revival!

7 cathy { 12.29.11 at 5:40 pm }

Hey at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio (USA) they actually have/had a knitting machine class through the fashion school. That is where I took my lessons. Instructor is from Sweden. I received credits for taking the class two nights a week for an entire semester- seems like icing on the cake!! That was in 2007.
Love my knitting machine!!!

8 Tríona { 03.09.12 at 2:42 pm }

I remember my mother’s knitting machine from twenty years ago, and wanting to use one when I was old enough to (by which stage the machine was long sold on). Now a member of my local hackerspace found us one, and I get to play with one now! (I’m 28, so I’m going to pretend I count as a young twenty something :) )

9 Inge { 01.21.13 at 2:40 pm }

Im knitting baby botties on a 6000 pasaap looks like my stiches are locked in to 13 plus and 13 minus I need to make 20 stitches but it wont let me

is there any one that can help me and tell me what im doing wrong



10 carmel parslow { 02.13.13 at 5:39 pm }

Hello I live in Sydney Australia, I love machine knitting, I have 6 machines all are old but still turn out the work I love machine knitting what I dont love is the disparaging remarks some people make about machine knitting – I see the machine as producing not only a garment but essentially fabric – a machine knitter today posted that a person she works with asked her to make some hats when told they were machine knit said “oh you cheat” how awful but I am reluctant to divulge my addiction to mach.knitting as I know I will be criticised, so I just keep on knitting mach.handknits,crochet etc – I do hope younger people will stay interested it is such a valuable talent.

11 Nico { 04.08.13 at 2:07 am }

I am 30 years old and I discovered machine knitting 1 year ago. I simply love it. Too bad there are not many people in my country, so machine knitting classes, groups or encounters are out of the question :(…yet

12 Fran { 11.05.14 at 10:24 am }

20 something here, just got my first machine and am enjoying your blog to help me learn. Now I can knit squares! Next up I really want to try knitting with two colours.

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