Lincolnshire club or tutor

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.

I’m not sure where you are in Lincolnshire but we have a great club at Donington that meets every other Thursday from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon at the Ruby Hunt Centre in Donington.
Our next meeting is on Thursday 25th August. Last month we had a visit from Clair Crowston who lives in Skegness which lasted all day and we all thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt so much from her.
You’re more than welcome to come and just visit us. Enjoy the exchange of ideas and talking to other knitters who can perhaps tell you of other clubs that might be more local to you.
Best wishes from Margaret
2011-08-25 11:56:33
Thanks a lot. Unfortunately I work on Thursdays but hope to rearrange my working week to have a Thursday off. I have booked on a course with Metropolitan to hopefully sort out the DesignaKnit and machine which I am looking forward to. Thank you for the reply.
2011-09-30 20:23:27

30th Anniversary of Carbery Machine Knitting Club Christchurch

Dear Anne
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.

Kind regards
Margaret Smith

Club in Redruth?

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.

Barbara Adendorff
Redruth, Cornwall

Barbara has a Brother KH830 and KR830 ribber. Ideally she needs a Knitting Buddy in Cornwall so if you think you can help please get in touch. I have her address details and phone number.


2010-02-04 19:09:49

Bury Knitters

Hope you can help and thanks for a great magazine and kind regards from Irene Patten

Hi Irene : the great news is that the Bury Club is up and running again and back to 14 members. Tutor Joan Adams has joined and they’re once again full of ideas and plans. For more information call Catherine Lancaster on 0161-764 6572.


2011-11-05 14:20:18
Hi my name is Christine and I live in Bacup. I too just missed the Rochdale show and I am looking for machine knitters who live in my area. I would also like to find some tuition courses that are nearby. Also willing to do a residential course. Can anyone help?
2011-11-05 14:20:18

Dewsbury knitters?

Thank you
Susan Johnson

If anyone would like to get in touch with Susan please email me an I’ll pass her details on to you.


2010-02-04 19:12:17

Knitters in Spalding?

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.
Sandra Price

Starting up

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.

I’ve been looking for a machine knitting club since resurrecting my machine after 12 years. I’m interested to know if your club is now up and running and where it is situated?
2012-01-09 12:32:24

Happy Harrow

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.

New courses

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
Tel 01243-811301

Knit ‘n’ Natter

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 or telephone 01788-822091.

Kind regards from
Pat Banyard Smith