I’ve just returned to machine knitting and I’ve a Silver Reed SK860 with DesignaKnit 7. I need some help please to work it all out and I’d love to find a tutor. I’m willing to travel and hope someone can help.
Carbery Machine Knitting Club, Christchurch was founded on the 3rd of March 1981 making it 30 years old this month. The first meeting was held at the home of one the members in Carberry Avenue, Southbourne, Bournemouth. As member numbers increased, the club moved to Community Halls in the Christchurch area.
By the late 1980s and early 1990s numbers were at the highest between 55 and 65 members. At the present time we’ve 17 members including one from the original 1981 group. Meetings are held fortnightly on Tuesday evenings from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at St George’s Church Hall Annex in Jumpers Road, Christchurch. New members would be very welcome and the contact telephone number for further information is 01202-481676.
Everything is aligned up with the needles and the two machines. What I need is someone to show me how to use it properly as I’m getting very frustrated with it. I don’t know if there are any clubs in my area, but I’ve never heard of any. I live in Cornwall and wonder if you can help at all? Thank you for reading this.
Hope you can help and thanks for a great magazine and kind regards from Irene Patten
I still find understanding some words difficult, such as drop the stitch and reform for garter stitch. Maybe in a future magazine you could do a glossary of what these words actually mean to those, like me, starting again. It was the wonderful patterns in your magazine that have prompted me to buy a second hand chunky knitting machine as well and I am eagerly awaiting its delivery. My daughter has now started knitting for her children on a basic Knitmaster machine and I’ve also started buying your magazine for her.
Thank you for all the hard work you put into your magazines, it’s really appreciated.
Any suggestions you could offer would be most welcome to help them get off to a good start and perhaps attract more members. Glenys ends by saying ‘I do hope you can help as we really don’t know what we’re doing’. If you run a successful club, do please get in touch.
She’s been able to help Joyce White (down the road in Bushey) get back to machine knitting and would welcome anyone who used to be a member or would like to return. New faces are especially welcome and for more details call Elaine on 020-8863 7000.
You’re just in time for Festive Flowers & Floral Decorations (5th December) to fill your house with wonderful arrangements in time for Christmas. You’ll complete two different festive floral decorations including door wreaths, garlands and mantelpiece and table arrangements and the tutors are both experienced florists. For more information, contact:
West Dean College, West Dean, near Chichester, West Sussex PO18 0QZ
Our guest speakers are Pat Ashforth and Steve Plummer of Woolly Thoughts. Each year we like to support a charity through knitting and this year the club members decided that they would like to knit Trauma Teddies. CSV have sent me a hand knitting pattern but I do remember that there was a machine knitting pattern in your magazine some years ago. Please can you help? I will send you details of other exhibitors and details of how to buy tickets a little nearer the time. Meanwhile if anyone has any queries they are welcome to contact me by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone 01788-822091.
Kind regards from
Pat Banyard Smith