Entries for month: September 2012

Yarn Co-Op Kajam Alpaca Blend Bulky on Cones

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Yarn Co-Op - Stretch Your Knitting Dollars by buying with the Knit it Now Community

Luxury Fiber, Bulky Yarn on cones .. co-op priced!

 


Tips for Slippery Yarns

Working with cones of yarn that are slippery present some challenges.

The yarn can slip down into a pool on the floor and then catch beneath the cone. Caught like this it can break, or snag your knitting and cause all sorts of frustration. When knitting this yarn can slip out of the hooks and loop over the gate pegs.
Here are some tips for working with slippery yarn.


Bridging Challenge aka Free Pass

When you rip, your working yarn is often on the opposite side of the carriage. How do you get the carriage back into position on YOUR machine?

Challenge yourself to master the free pass!

  • No dropped stitches
  • No removing the carriage
  • No repositioning of any needles

Big holes in your knitting - Openwork Slashes

Inspired by a designer hand knitting garment by Anne Thompson, this technique creates one row, open slashes in the middle of a knitted piece. They resemble large buttonholes.


Click here to see the original garment. Try a sample to help you master your machine.


Susan Guagliumi calls this type of technique 'bridging', working on sets of needles separately on the same row.


Machine Knitting Instructors/Demonstrators

 

 

  • Do you have a techniques, patterns, or special skills that you'd like to share with other machine knitters?
  • Would you like to travel and meet Mkers around the country?
  •  With an opportunity to sell your patterns/books?

 

We often get requests for suggestions for instructors/demonstrators for machine knitting seminars around the US.

Comment on this post and we'll promote your classes to seminar organizers.

 


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