Doors to manual and cross stitch

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Catriona Woodward, British Airways’ social media manager, said: “Everyone loves a Christmas jumper so we felt our followers would enjoy the post. We couldn’t have predicted the massive interest we received for the knitting pattern though! So much so that we’ve commissioned an expert to produce it as a Christmas gift for our loyal Facebook followers!”

The airline is encouraging avid knitters to share their creations on social media using the hashtag #ChristmasJumper. The airline can be followed on Facebook at facebook.com/britishairways or on Twitter and Instagram @British_Airways.

Chris Kingdom from the UK Hand Knitting Association

Craft Event

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Pollyanna Pickering is the most published wildlife artist working in Britain today and she will be at Leicester’s Creative Crafting World (CCW) craft warehouse, 2 High Street, Oadby, Leicester LE2 5DE on the 13th December from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Customers at the craft outlet will be able to see her paintings first hand and talk to her about her fascinating expeditions. There will be Pollyanna Pickering gift products on sale including her exclusive craft kits made by CCW. There will also be knitting yarns and lots of special offers. Refreshments will be served, as well as the opportunity to enter a raffle to raise money for Pollyanna’s charity. Lynda Chapman, a regular guest demonstrator on the Create & Craft Channel, will also be on hand to advise and chat to shoppers.

Brother KH965 Multi Colour Rib

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Hi
My Brother KH-965 machine wants to change the yarn colour when the carriage is on the right instead of on the left by the colour changer. It’s a very, very long time since I used this facility and I think I may be using Button 7 wrongly. Any help or advice would be much appreciated. Thank you, Chris.

Cable-backed gloves

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CABLE-BACKED GLOVES

PATTERN RATING
** Fairly easy for knitters with some experience.

MACHINES
This pattern is suitable for standard gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.

MATERIALS
Any suitable 4-ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 100 g ball in MY.
3 large safety pins. 2 knitting needles.

PATTERN INFORMATION
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 of the magazine.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit glove size 7.

TENSION
36 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 5).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.

KNITTING NOTES
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.

RIGHT GLOVE
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 60 sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-2/MT-2, K 30 rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 5 rows *. Cont in cable patt from chart A over 30 Ns at left of centre 0. K 24 rows.
THUMB OPENING
Push 30 Ns at right of centre 0 to HP. Cont on rem 30 sts. K 3 rows. Break off yarn, leaving approx 17.5 cm, 7 in. Push Ns to HP. With carriage at left, push 30 Ns at right of centre 0 from HP to UWP. Transfer the first 7 sts at right of centre 0 on to a safety pin and push Ns down to NWP. 23 sts rem. Using MY, K 3 rows. Push 30 Ns at left from HP to UWP. Push 7 empty Ns from NWP to WP. Using broken off end of yarn, cast on over 7 empty Ns. 60 sts. ** Keeping patt correct, K 17 rows. Transfer 7 sts at right on to a safety pin. K 1 row. Transfer 7 sts at left on to a safety pin. Inc 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. 48 sts. K 1 row. Cont in st st.
FIRST FINGER
*** Slip 16 sts at right on to a knitting needle. K 1 row. Cast on 1 st at right. Rep from *** reading left for right. 18 sts. K 28 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 12 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 1 st on to first N, 2 sts tog on to next N, * 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 6 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
SECOND FINGER
Push 18 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up next 8 sts from each side of first finger and 1 base st from each edge of first finger and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 1 row. Inc 1 st at beg of next 2 rows. 20 sts. K 31 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 13 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 2 sts tog on to first N, * 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 7 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each of first 6 Ns and 1 st on to last N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
THIRD FINGER
Push 18 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up next 8 sts from each side of second finger and 1 base st from each edge of second finger and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 31 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 12 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 1 st on to first N, 2 sts tog on to next N, * 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 6 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
FOURTH FINGER
Push 16 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up rem 7 sts from safety pin at each side of third finger and 1 base st from each edge of third finger and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 26 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 11 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 1 st on to first N, * 2 sts tog on to next N and 1 st on to next N. Rep from * along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 6 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each of first 5 Ns and 1 st on to last N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine.
BACK OF THUMB
Push 11 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up 2 sts from side of thumb opening, 7 sts from safety pin and 2 sts from other side of thumb opening and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 26 rows.
SHAPE TOP
* Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 7 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace sts on to Ns as follows:- 2 sts tog on to first N, *** 1 st on to next N and 2 sts tog on to next N. Rep from *** along the row. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 2 rows. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine. Push 4 Ns to WP. With P side facing, replace 2 sts tog on to each of first 3 Ns and 1 st on to last N. Unravel WY. Using MY, K 1 row. Break off yarn, leaving a long end. Thread end through sts and release from machine *.
FRONT OF THUMB
Push 11 Ns to WP. With P side facing, pick up 2 sts from side of thumb opening, 7 sts from cast on sts and 2 sts from other side of thumb opening and place on to Ns. Using MY, K 26 rows.
SHAPE TOP
Work as for Back of Thumb from * to *.

LEFT GLOVE
Work as for Right Glove to *. Cont in cable patt from chart B over 30 Ns at right of centre 0. K 24 rows .
THUMB OPENING
Push 30 Ns at right and 7 Ns at left of centre 0 to HP. Cont on rem 23 sts. K 3 rows. Break off yarn, leaving approx 17.5 cm, 7 in. Push Ns to HP. With carriage at left, push 7 Ns at left and 30 Ns at right of centre 0 from HP to UWP. Transfer the 7 sts at left of centre 0 on to a safety pin and push Ns down to NWP. 30 sts rem. Using MY, K 3 rows. Push 23 Ns at left from HP to UWP. Push 7 empty Ns from NWP to WP. Using broken off end of yarn, cast on over 7 empty Ns. 60 sts. Work as for Right Glove from ** to end.

MAKING UP
Draw up sts and join thumb, finger and side seams. Give final light steam from palm side.

Men’s Short Sock Pattern

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MEN’S SHORT 4-PLY SOCKS

PATTERN RATING
* Easy to knit.

MACHINES
This pattern is suitable for standard and fine gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.

MATERIALS
Any suitable 4-ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 2 x 100 g balls in MY.

PATTERN INFORMATION
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 in the magazine.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit shoe sizes 6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11].
Instructions are written for the first size, larger sizes follow in brackets. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

TENSION
32 stitches and 44 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 6 on standard gauge and 8 on fine gauge).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.

KNITTING NOTES
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.
b) When shaping in HP, always take yarn round first inside N in HP to prevent a hole forming.

RIGHT SOCK
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 70 sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-5/MT-5, K 11 rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 3 rows. K 1 row extra for Left Sock. Shape sides by dec 1 st at each end on next and every foll 15th row until 60 sts rem. RC shows 64 (65 on Left Sock).
SHAPE HEEL
* Push 30 Ns at opposite end to carriage to HP. Cont on rem sts. K 2 rows. Push 1 N at opposite end to carriage to HP on next 14 rows. Push 1 inside N at opposite end to carriage from HP to UWP on next 14 rows. Push rem Ns from HP to UWP, K 1 row *. K 80 [82, 84, 88, 92, 96] rows.
SHAPE TOE
Work as for heel from * to *. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine.

LEFT SOCK
Work as for Right Sock, reversing shaping by noting alteration in number of rows worked.

PRESSING
With wrong side facing, block knitting by pinning out all pieces to measurements given. Press carefully following spinner’s instructions or cover with a wet cloth and leave until dry if pressing is not recommended. Allow to dry in shape before removing pins.

MAKING UP
Join side seams. Graft sts together under foot.

Hi Anne

Thanks for all these sock patterns – it’s good to have all the different sizes.

Kind regards

Sue.

Sue P
2014-11-27 16:24:53

Women’s 4-ply sock pattern

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WOMEN’S 4-PLY SOCKS

PATTERN RATING
* Easy to knit.

MACHINES
This pattern is suitable for standard and fine gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.

MATERIALS
Any suitable 4-ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 2 x 100 g balls in MY.

PATTERN INFORMATION
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 in the magazine.

MEASUREMENTS
To fit shoe sizes 4 [5, 6].
Instructions are written for the first size, larger sizes follow in brackets. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

TENSION
30 stitches and 51 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 6 on standard gauge and 8 on fine gauge).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.

KNITTING NOTES
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.
b) When shaping in HP, always take yarn round first inside N in HP to prevent a hole forming.

RIGHT SOCK
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 72 sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-5/MT-5, K 65 rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 4 rows. K 1 row extra for Left Sock.
SHAPE HEEL
* Push 36 Ns at opposite end to carriage to HP. Cont on rem sts. K 2 rows. Push 1 N at opposite end to carriage to HP on next 8 rows and 2 Ns on next 8 rows. Push 2 inside Ns at opposite end to carriage from HP to UWP on next 8 rows and 1 N on next 8 rows. Push rem Ns from HP to UWP *. K 89 [91, 93] rows.
SHAPE TOE
Work as for heel from * to *. K 1 row. RC shows 162 [164, 166] (163 [165, 167] on Left Sock. Using WY, K a few rows and release from machine.

LEFT SOCK
Work as for Right Sock, reversing shaping by noting alteration in number of rows worked.

PRESSING
With wrong side facing, block knitting by pinning out all pieces to measurements given. Press carefully following spinner’s instructions or cover with a wet cloth and leave until dry if pressing is not recommended. Allow to dry in shape before removing pins.

MAKING UP
Join side seams. Graft sts together under foot.

Children’s Sock Pattern

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CHILDREN’S SOCKS

PATTERN RATING
* Easy to knit.

MACHINES
This pattern is suitable for standard gauge machines with a ribber.
If you don’t have a ribber, work ribs in mock rib.

MATERIALS
Any suitable 3 ply yarn

1 x 500 g cone or 100 g ball in MY.
2 stitch holders.

PATTERN INFORMATION
For a list of the abbreviations we use and mock rib instructions, please look under Pattern Information on Page 62 of the magazine.

MEASUREMENTS
Length of foot 10 [12.5, 15, 17.5, 20, 22.5] cm, 4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9] in (adjustable).
Instructions are written for the first size, larger sizes follow in brackets. If only one figure is given, it applies to all sizes.

TENSION
32 stitches and 48 rows to 10 cm, 4 in measured over stocking stitch (tension dial setting approximately 5).
For perfect results, please check your tension carefully.

KNITTING NOTES
a) We used knit side of knitting as right side of garment.
b) When shaping in HP, always take yarn round first inside N in HP to prevent a hole forming.

RIGHT SOCK
With carriage at right and using MY, cast on 44 [48, 52, 56, 60, 64] sts at centre of machine in 1×1 rib. K 5 tubular rows. Carriage is at right. Set machine for 1×1 rib knitting. Set RC at 000. Using MT-3/MT-3, K 36 [38, 42, 46, 50, 52] rows. Transfer sts for st st. Set RC at 000. Using MT, K 9 [11, 11, 13, 13, 15] rows. K 1 row extra for Left Sock.
SHAPE HEEL
* Push 22 [24, 26, 28, 30, 32] Ns at opposite end to carriage to HP. Cont on rem sts. Push 1 N at opposite end to carriage to HP on next 12 [14, 16, 16, 18, 20] rows. Push 1 inside N at opposite end to carriage from HP to UWP on next 12 [14, 16, 16, 18, 20] rows. Push rem Ns from HP to UWP *. K 23 [31, 39, 51, 59, 67] rows. Adjust length at this stage, if required.
SHAPE TOE
Work as for heel from * to *. Slip sts on to 2 stitch holders and graft.

LEFT SOCK
Work as for Right Sock, reversing shaping by noting alteration in number of rows worked.

PRESSING
With wrong side facing, block knitting by pinning out all pieces to measurements given. Press carefully following spinner’s instructions or cover with a wet cloth and leave until dry if pressing is not recommended. Allow to dry in shape before removing pins.

MAKING UP
Join side seams.

Knitmaster 100

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Hi
Is it possible to get any information on the Knitmaster 100? I bought one of these while waiting for my belongings to arrive in New Zealand, Unfortunately it didn’t come with a manual. As my son actually collected it for me, I wasn’t able to ask the seller for it and I don’t really know if the machine is complete. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Patricia

Hi Patricia

You can download the manuals for the HK100 and LK100 on this blog:

http://clarissesmachines.blogspot.co.uk/

Hope this helps
Sue.

Sue P
2016-02-18 21:05:12
Dear Anne
With reference to the lady in New Zealand with a Knitmaster 100 if it is the Empisal/Knitmaster Mod 100 machine not the HK-100 Hobby chunky knitter with a brown plastic bed I have just been given one so have found a bit more about it I may be able to give you some info.
Best regards Joyce
JEDSBITS
2016-02-18 21:04:41

Needles at the ready

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Needles at the ready . . . the new Christmas Knits book is out NOW! Create your own Christmas Sweaters with a whopping 38 design possibilities in a great range of sizes from 61 to 112 cm (24 to 44 inches).

Take a look at the website at http://www.tbramsden.co.uk/catalog/designs/wendy-1/christmas_knits

A Victorian Christmas at the Framework Knitters Museum

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This is the perfect start to your Christmas celebrations. Experience this unique Victorian setting and enjoy a day packed full of family festive fun. Santa will be in attendance to welcome children to his grotto with gifts for all. Traditional music, food and activities will make this a festive day to remember.

Step back in time and explore this magical Victorian setting. Visitors after dark can enjoy the site by lantern. The Ruddington Community Choir, the Maids of Clifton and a traditional barrel organ player will be in attendance to provide a day of festive family entertainments. Roasted chestnuts and hot crumpets will help keep you warm and refreshments will be available in the Chapel. Demonstrators will be on hand to bring the crafts of framework knitting to life and visitors are welcome to have a go on the circular knitting machines. As expected, the museum’s Textile Emporium offers a wide range of Christmas gifts for all ages and budgets.

Paul Baker, the museum manager, said “this will be our biggest and best Christmas event yet with a wide variety of activities and entertainments throughout the day. The museum’s Victorian buildings offer the ideal setting and our volunteers will be in period dress to make the experience all the more authentic.”

The Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington is Nottingham’s only working textile museum and celebrates the workers and trade which gave birth to Nottingham’s Lace Industry and the violent Luddite uprising. The unique historic site includes workers cottages working machines a Chapel and Britain’s only Luddite exhibition. For further information contact:-
Paul Baker Manager Framework Knitters Museum Chapel Street Ruddington Nottingham NG11 6HE
Tel 0115-840 3105
Email office@frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk
Website www.frameworkknittersmuseum.org.uk.