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Machine Knitting LIVE! in Bournemouth is almost here and our Guest Speaker this year is Queen of Posh Frocks, Ann Brown.

The Sherborne Club presents our fashion show this time, with lots of new designs and ideas.

Our exhibitor list so far includes:-
Silver Reed knitting machines, Silver Viscount sewing machines and overlockers.
Elaine Cater designer books, patterns and Knitwords magazine.
Nina Miklin kits and exclusive Italian designer yarn.
Fiona Morris machine knitwear design, craft courses on hand and machine knitting and she gives talks.
Guild of Machine Knitters – join today and support our craft.
Ann Brown yarn and notions plus Posh Frocks designer patterns.
Beryl Jarvis brings her own unique Info Sheets and teaching techniques plus the new Mock ‘V’ DVD.
Metropolitan’s Aladdin’s Cave for all machine knitters including DesignaKnit, yarns, machines, books and accessories for all machines.
MKM current and back issues plus Passap and Brother patterns and books from Anjo Designs.
B Hague & Co with linkers, twisters, bits and bobs.
Anne Baker with Karabee patterns and kits.
Arnold Bennett with yarns and button selection.
Weather and family circumstances permitting, Busy Bee with masses of well-loved patterns.
Phyllis & David Hilton demonstrate intarsia.
Sherborne Machine Knitters with amazing club ideas and samples.
Uppingham Yarns – with industrial, hand and machine knitting yarn plus superb Italian yarns.

Finally let me add just a quick note to say that we’ve re-instated the registration form with a couple of changes to see if we can beat the spammers! Now you can register yourselves, but don’t forget you’ll have to click the activation link in the email we’ll send you, which may find its way into your spam folder, depending on how strict your mail server is. If you have any questions or problems with this, please drop Matt an email.

NEXT ISSUE
Our 25th Birthday Issue
April 2011

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Thursday 3rd March
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Hi
I’ve just received the March issue of MKM and fell in love with Norman Whitfield’s polo neck warmer. It’s knitted on a Passap machine and I have a Brother. I don’t know how to translate the instructions from a Passap to a Brother machine. Please help!
knit grandma
2011-02-08 10:37:03
Hi knit grandma
I have a Passap machine and also knit on Japanese machines so here’s an adaptation of the pattern.
The needle arrangement will be the same as the pattern 2×2 industrial rib so cast on as you would normally for this rib but not too tightly as you need a stretchy edge ending with CAR.
Transfer single stitch at left to RB. Change tension and knit 60 rows.
On left bring up next 8 needles on MB and 9 on RB to WP. Knit to left. Hang side weight. Set carriages to slip on MB push up 9 needles at left to UWP and knit 1 row to the right.
Now bring 10 needles at left on RB to UWP and knit 1 row to the left. (This knits 2 circular rows on the new sts). Check that yarn does not loop at edges.
Set the carriages to knit. At right side bring up 9 needles on MB and 8 needles on RB to WP. Knit 1 row to right. Hang side weight. Set carriages to slip.
Bring 10 needles at right on MB to UWP. Knit 1 row to the left. Bring 9 needles at right on RB to UWP. Knit 1 row to the right. Make sure there are no loops at edges.
Set both carriages to knit increase stitch size knit 4 rows.
The final paragraph of the pattern can be knitted just as it is written and I hope this helps you to knit the pattern
Kind regards.
Sue
Sue P
2011-02-20 14:27:21
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