Bill King Patterns

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Dear Anne, I have been away from machine knitting for five years now, I’m very keen to get back after looking at the fabulous Bill King Designs on Ravelry.
I Have the Gold Star design from the Dec 2011 issue, but would very much like to make the One Piece in the Nov2012 issue. I do realise that these issues are sold out, please would it be possible to reprint them ? I’m sure they would be a huge hit!
Regards and thank you

Time for tea!

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It has been knitted with the help of my knitting group Needles & Chat which is based in Grays. We knitted and displayed it at High House for last year’s yarn bombing day and we’ve been asked to display it again by High House. As the summer develops we’ll be adding new items. It’s free to visit, there’s loads of free parking and it will be on display until the end of September 2016. By the way, I’ve started a knitting blog which is called getknittingkeepknitting.wordpress.com
Thanks a lot and see you at the Romford Show in September, Susan Burns

Needle position problem

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Any ideas please and thanks for any help you can give. Lorraine Frost

Hi Lorraine

Some machines have a setting for Intarsia which brings all the needles to position ‘D’. Make sure your carriage is set for Plain knitting. There may be a setting below the tension dial or levers at the front or side of the carriage which need moving. It depends which make and model your machine is.

Sue P
2016-06-24 07:47:51

Goodbye Joan

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I have enjoyed reading her articles over the years like, I expect, many others. She often brought a ray of sunshine to an otherwise dull day. Every time my MKM came through the door, it’s always been her page that I have gone to first. Even though over the years you have repeated some of her old articles, they were always so entertaining. I do hope that you will still publish more of her very funny stories. Kind regards, June

Using Brother chunky with ribber and Knit Leader

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When I try to use the long brackets that come with the machine to use with the Knit Leader, they hit the table due to angle of the machine with the ribber attached. I wondered if anyone has solved this problem? Unless the Knit Leader sits properly, the two trippers on the carriage don’t hit. Only one does, so the knitted piece is twice as long as it should be. Any suggestions would be truly helpful. Looking forward to the Bournemouth show, only a few miles from me, which is lovely. Thank you for any help. Kind regards, Jean

Old hat?

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I now have them wearing my knits with pride and here’s what I do. Using 4-ply I cast on in rib and knit three circular rows, two rows in rib, four rows in stocking stitch then four rows in rib. I adjust the depth depending on the size and style I’m knitting. This can be done with 1×1, 2×2 or any rib combination and I use this for sleeves, body and round neck. For some reason this makes all my knits ‘with it’ as they say. I’m happy as well because they keep their shape and give the rolled hem the ‘with it’ look my children like. Best wishes Noreen Parks

Old hat?

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I now have them wearing my knits with pride and here’s what I do. Using 4-ply I cast on in rib and knit three circular rows, two rows in rib, four rows in stocking stitch then four rows in rib. I adjust the depth depending on the size and style I’m knitting. This can be done with 1×1, 2×2 or any rib combination and I use this for sleeves, body and round neck. For some reason this makes all my knits ‘with it’ as they say. I’m happy as well because they keep their shape and give the rolled hem the ‘with it’ look my children like. Best wishes Noreen Parks

Overlockers

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From Alice Don’t, unless you want it for other sewing needs. All you truly need is a coloured thread tacked to the neck shape and a zigzag machine stitch. I zigzag with a wide stitch, then zigzag on top with a narrow stitch. It never runs, but is a pig if you need to unpick it. (Smile!)

Fair Isle Knitting

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From Alice When knitting in Fair Isle or pattern, make two backs. Run off the neck and shoulder stitches on cotton waste yarn. Steam press the edges then run across the edge of the knitting with a small straight stitch on your sewing machine. Take off the waste at the same time. Stretch the knitting a bit, as you sew. Mark and zigzag the neckline on both back and front. Overlock the edges of shoulder seams if you wish. Pin shoulder seams together, matching pattern if possible and sew across on the slant. Turn back the triangle flaps on the inside and slipstitch them down. This make a very neat seam and the flaps form a small shoulder pad.