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InKnitters And Machine Knitters Source Magazine Are Dead

Wondering when my next edition would arrive, I called InKnitters this morning. The lady who answered said they ceased publication a month ago. So much for the remaining issues of my two-year subscription.

Inknitters and machine knitters source knitting magazine coverIt’s a shame really. It was the last knitting magazine printed in the U.S. to have any significant machine knitting content. Granted, most of the garments were, how should I put it, less than fashion forward, but it had great technical articles.

I’ll miss InKnitters for that.

And the young, red-haired model who grimaced in many of her shots. I always wondered if she was in pain because of what they were forcing her to wear. Sadistic, I know. It was one of my highlights when skimming through a new issue.


The first sweater I ever machine knit was the cover garment from the Summer 2005 issue. It was a form fitting, ribbed top with ¾ length sleeves and a wide neck. I used a standard gauge machine and Tamm coned yarn.

inknitters yellow trenzado machine knit ribbed raglan sweater on dressform mannequin with headlightsThe original plan was to make it for myself. After it was assembled, I squeezed into it, but wearing it in public was out of the question. The fact that it only measured 11 inches across the bust should have been a clue.

This puppy is so form fitting, even the mannequin has headlights.

It wasn’t a total loss. My petite daughter, who loves figure hugging clothes, decided it showed off her curves just fine. Dad’s frown pretty much cinched I’d never get it back.

The instructions were confusing on how to do the raglan decreases. I wanted a finished look that maintained the rib pattern up the sides, like it showed in the picture. After some trial and error, I found a decrease approach I liked.

I wish more patterns had needle layout schematics. It helps immensely to decipher the written instructions.

I also wasn’t a fan of cropped sleeves, so I lengthened them.

machine knitting closeup of raglan sweater armhole decreases

The finished details came out exactly as I hoped. Next time I’d loosen the tension.

The fabric was way too stiff which is probably why it didn’t fit.



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February 15, 2007


1 Linda in TX { 05.07.08 at 11:42 am }

Obviously, I just discovered your website/blog this a.m. when someone told me to look at needles of steel for KH260 punch cards. As a matter of fact, I did find the pix before, just too lazy to punch them up.

Anyway, in regards to this article, it’s very old, now, but I’m not surprised. A girlfriend worked for Diane, who is a member of my MK guilds in Dallas/Ft Worth, TX. The girlfriend quit, when Diane announced out of the blue she was just going to quit, since it was too much trouble. She did keep going a while longer, it seems, but I wondered what she’d do about all those who’d paid for their subscriptions. Nothing, obviously. I was disappointed, since she obviously had the money to buy and set up a yarn shop. I’m sorry you lost out on BOTH mags but just had to put in my late, 2 cents worth.

Linda in TX

2 Kristin { 01.29.09 at 2:32 pm }

Any idea where I could get a copy of this pattern/magazine issue…love this sweater…love 3/4 sleeves.


3 Kathryn { 01.29.09 at 4:41 pm }

You could try the Knitting Forsale Yahoo Group or eBay. Back issues of Inknitters magazines usually sell for $3 or less.

You’ll want the Summer ’05 Vol 5 No 17 issue.

4 Penelope { 04.30.09 at 1:54 pm }

I am also shocked to know MKS mag folded. I have magazines back when there main office was on the west coast. I even had a designed published in one of there issues.

Are there any other magazines for machine knitters with basic machines. I have a plastic bed machine a Brother mid gauge knitter. It is great. I even have an intarsia carriage. Right now this is all I need. However, I desperately need new needles. Who sells supplies to small machines. Any help would be appreciate.

5 Kay Curtis { 07.20.09 at 11:18 am }

In my search for information about Machine Knitters Source, I found a link to your site and was surprised to find the magazine no longer exists. If this is true, why is there still a link for coupons for this magazine? Is that an old link, perhaps?

Do you have any idea where I can purchase a magazine similar to that one? Is there a site? I am a fairly new machine knitter and at present have a Singer 700 (my first machine), but am in the process of acquiring a Brother 750, and am anxious to purchase machine knitting magazines.

Thanks for the help.

Kay Curtis

6 Mary G { 01.11.10 at 4:59 pm }

Is there anybody out there who has used ppd to set up a 3 or 4 color argyle sweater pattern? I have a 4 color changer to accommodate the different yarns, but can’t figure out how to get the pattern how I really want it.


Mary G

7 kitty { 07.20.10 at 1:34 am }

I hope some one can help me, I am looking for a compatible intarsia carriage for my brother 350x knitting machine. Thanks Kitty

8 Ingrid { 03.26.12 at 7:46 pm }

Loved the sponge bar tutorial! 2 yrs+ ago I bought replacement bar from Cathy’s Knit Mach Centre in WA. It arrived bent and had to wait for another.

9 alice mathews { 04.30.13 at 1:44 pm }

how or where do i find a knit king dealer

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