Machine knitted nativity scene

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Can any of your readers help with locating one, or, even if they know of the existance of one.
Peggyp

Hi Peggyp,
Just reading my machine knitting monthly. Seen a pattern book called KNITIVITY. Try www.searchpress.com
ISBN 1907332456
alison-jacques
2010-11-24 20:46:16
I have one in an old machine knitting monthly.
Janet Baker

janetabaker@blueyonder.co.uk

craftyjanet
2011-01-07 20:40:28
Hi Peggy
I have the machine knitted pattern for the nativity figures. It’s in Jean Greenhowe’s Christmas Special issue. If you would like to borrow it please let me know and my e-mail is stephen.woolgrove2345@btinternet.com
With king regards, Joy
dingdongdell
2013-05-03 11:16:29

Yarn on cones

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Starting back with machine knitting after a break for 20-odd years – seems more difficult to get yarn on cone that it used to (or is it me????) and the price has certainly shot up!

Any suggestions on suppliers?

Thanks alot
Christine

Hello Christine
Welcome back to machine knitting.
There are several yarn suppliers that advertise in Machine Knitting Monthly.
I have bought several packs of yarn from Yeoman – they are £25 for 5 kilos. You can state what colours and plys you prefer but take ‘pot luck’ on the yarns you receive although they are all full cones. At this price each pack is really good value.
Another place to look is on eBay – there is always a huge range of machine knitting items for sale including lots of yarn.
Hope this gets you started
Regards
Sue.
Sue P
2010-11-24 20:46:16
I have always found Bedford Sewing and Knitting to be good reliable suppliers and their yarns are good but not too expensive. You can find them on
www.bsk.co.uk They also have a shop on ebay.
You could also try typing Knitting yarn on cone into the search engines eg Google of Yahoo etc. You will then find several suppliers listed.
As there are no shops in Cornwall selling coned yarn for machine knitters I have always had to buy mine online.
Hope this helps. 🙂
sundance500
2010-11-26 18:19:43

reader cards

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Thank you.

Hello Hester
Try BSK on 01234 217096 or email info@bsk.co.uk. In their catalogue which you can download they advertise a special E6000 pen for £6.99.
Hope you manage to find one
Regards Sue.
Sue P
2010-11-24 21:05:52
Hello Hester
Try BSK on 01234 217096 or email info@bsk.co.uk. In their catalogue which you can download they advertise a special E6000 pen for £6.99.
Hope you manage to find one
Regards Sue.
Sue P
2010-11-24 21:05:52

christmas stocking

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Hi Lynn there is a suggested pattern for Christmas stockings in the current issue of MKM. Very easy to do with pattern suggestions or make your own up.

Regards.

Mary

scary007
2010-11-26 18:19:43
Hi Lynn there is a suggested pattern for Christmas stockings in the current issue of MKM. Very easy to do with pattern suggestions or make your own up.

Regards.

Mary

scary007
2010-11-26 18:19:43

Acrylic Yarn

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I have returned to machine knitting after a break and knitted two jumpers with acrylic 4-ply yarn at tension 6 or 7 I think. After only one wearing, both jumpers badly bobbled and consequently I won’t wear them again as they look so awful. I know acrylics do this to a greater or lesser extent, but it seems such a waste of time and effort only for the finished product to end up in the bin. As acrylic yarn seem to be the mainstay of knitting, do others have this problem or is it just me – and can it be overcome?
Thanks, Polly Doodle

Hello Polly Doodle

Sorry to hear your jumpers were not a success. If the the yarn you used was a fairly loose twist perhaps a slightly lower tension would give a fabric which is less likely to pill. Also always turn garments inside out before washing on a cool short wash (my machine has an half hour cycle which is ideal for knits).

There are many yarns to choose from for machine knitting and several companies advertise in MKM. Why not try a yarn which is pure wool or an acrylic/wool mix or one with a slightly higher twist? Yeoman Panama is a blend of cotton and acrylic which produces a lovely fabric. Three strands of 2/30s industrial acrylic produces a good 4-ply equivalent and it washes and wears very well. I hope this has given you a few pointers and I hope you get more success next time.

Kind regards Sue.

Sue P
2010-10-28 12:11:27

Punch lace on Knitmaster using full needle rib

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Hi
I think someone posted a way of knitting punch lace on a Brother using full needle rib. She had used the plating feeder to take the second yarn (equal to the contrast) and knitted on the punch lace setting. Can we do this on a Knitmaster?
Thanks, ozmartian

Hello Ozmartian
In ‘A Machine Knitter’s Guide’ by Lewis and Weissman there is a section on lace made with transparent thread. In part it reads ‘all sorts of single and double bed tuck patterns are very successful. Meshes made on a 1×1 slip or tuck setting make very stable fabrics. Search through your pattern books and try any single or double bed two-colour pattern that appeals to you.’ There are several photos of knitted samples where nylon has been substituted for one of the coloured yarns and not every needle is in use on the ribber. A colour changer would be useful to change the yarns every 2 to 4 rows. Sorry it has taken so long to reply but I have been re-reading this book and came across this information. I hope it proves to be of some use to you. Kind regards Sue
Sue P
2013-05-03 11:08:00
Hi Ozmatian
I have a Knitmaster 360 and there is a punch lace lever on the machine. It’s very good for knitting silver or gold lace effects on garments using fine thread and the normal 4-ply. Hope this is of some help to you.
Best wishes Joy
dingdongdell
2013-05-03 11:06:12
Hello Ozmartian
In ‘A Machine Knitter’s Guide’ by Lewis and Weissman there is a section on lace made with transparent thread. In part it reads ‘all sorts of single and double bed tuck patterns are very successful. Meshes made on a 1×1 slip or tuck setting make very stable fabrics. Search through your pattern books and try any single or double bed two-colour pattern that appeals to you.’ There are several photos of knitted samples where nylon has been substituted for one of the coloured yarns and not every needle is in use on the ribber. A colour changer would be useful to change the yarns every 2 to 4 rows. Sorry it has taken so long to reply but I have been re-reading this book and came across this information. I hope it proves to be of some use to you. Kind regards Sue
Sue P
2013-05-03 11:08:00
Hi Ozmatian
I have a Knitmaster 360 and there is a punch lace lever on the machine. It’s very good for knitting silver or gold lace effects on garments using fine thread and the normal 4-ply. Hope this is of some help to you.
Best wishes Joy
dingdongdell
2013-05-03 11:06:12

Eve Young

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Some years ago there was a pattern in your magazine for a Christmas stocking big enough for presents to be put it. I have lost this pattern and wonder if anyone has a copy as I would like to knit it for my Spanish neighbour. We are trying to introduce her to English Christmas customs. I have a Brother standard gauge machine.
Thanks, Eve Young

Hi Eve

To help out several readers I’ve included a couple of these ‘big’ stockings in the November issue (154).

Best wishes
Anne

Anne
2010-11-03 17:56:21
Hi Anne
I requested the November Issue to be delivered to me and paid for it via Paypal but have not yet received it. Can yu tell me when you posted it.
Thanks
Eve
eveyon
2010-12-16 23:34:02
Hi Eve

To help out several readers I’ve included a couple of these ‘big’ stockings in the November issue (154).

Best wishes
Anne

Anne
2010-11-03 17:56:21
Hi Anne
I requested the November Issue to be delivered to me and paid for it via Paypal but have not yet received it. Can yu tell me when you posted it.
Thanks
Eve
eveyon
2010-12-16 23:34:02

Landrover and helicopter motifs

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Can anybody help locate these patterns or does anybody know what back issues I would find them in? Thank you for reading this.

Many thanks Anne this will save a lot of searching.

Bizzy Lizzy

Bizzy Lizzy
2010-09-21 11:10:58
Hi

For motifs of all sorts in every shape and size for all machines look no further than Jo Newton. She has masses of ideas and will even design a one-off as a special commission. Her website is www.jonewton.btinternet.co.uk or you can e-mail her at jo.newton@btinternet.com. All her patterns are available on disk for Brother FB100 or DesignaKnit or can be sent as e-mail attachments in PDF or DKnit formats.

Best wishes
Anne

Anne
2010-09-20 17:24:45

Knit Leader 116

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Hi all
Please could anyone tell me where I may get the full size plastic sheets for my Brother 116 Knit Leader? I have acquired this accessory with two sheets, but they are unworkable.
Many thanks.
Janet

Dear Janet

Try Undy Yarncrafts for Mylar sheets. Call them on 01633-881183 or visit www.undyarns.co.uk. They have sheets advertised on their website for £5 each.

Kind regards, Sue

Sue P
2010-09-16 16:21:41