I found this pinterest site that has lots of machine knitting information in one place such as links to manuals, patterns, instructional videos and it’s http://pinterest.com/vintageknitting/
Tuck or lace would look nice I thought. The cancer is not breast cancer it is the rare appendix cancer (Pseudomyxoma peritonei (PMP) which I had two years ago and I would like to make things for my charity to sell. The colour is yellow.
I think this would be a win win, for us MKers because we might learn how reorganize our stuff and for MKM, because that’s the only media who’d address this issue.
Other mags focus on crafting space, but MKers have never been included.
I’m sure I’m not alone in working in the guest room, squeezing in a few knitters, sewing and serging (overlocking) equipment, yarn, threads and accessories. I’d also like some information on how to start and operate a home based machine knitting business, cottage industry and or work as a non-profitable organisation. Any help would be great and thanks for listening!
PetraKnits in Vancouver, WA, USA
I have just purchased the above model transfer carriage but cannot get it to work.
The transfer carriage totally refuses to transfer stitches from the ribber to the main bed, but does drop a few (so it is definitely doing something if not the right thing!). I have a feeling it might be something to do with following instruction 2 in the manual. It states move ribber sideways by half pitch lever or racking handle”.
If I use the half pitch lever the ribber bed just moves half a point.
If I follow the instructions and use the racking handle it tells me to turn the handle two full pitches to right and one to left. This gives a completely different placement of the ribber bed than when using the half pitch lever.
Also when using the racking handle
donkey.jpgThe knitted donkeys, which are individually made by supporters of the sanctuary, are sold in the visitors centre in Sidmouth and online at www.donkeyworld.org.uk. They’ve been selling them for about a year, but this is the first time they’ve promoted them outside of their newsletter. More knitters are needed just to keep up with the demand. For anyone wanting to test out their knitting skills, the sanctuary provides a knitting pattern, which originally came from a 1954 edition of Women’s Weekly magazine, and additional instructions. For further information about the Donkey Sanctuary, visit www.thedonkeysanctuary.org. To receive a free copy of the knitting pattern, contact Ruth in the community fundraising department on 01395-578222. You could also ask if a machine knitted donkey would be acceptable and we published a pattern on page 48 of the August 2008 magazine (Issue 127).
I used a white shiny thin yarn, with some red and dark green.
Cast on over 190 needles, on a standard gauge machine, k 16 rows, a fold row, 32 rows, a fold row, 16 rows.
Hang cast on sts onto needles and cast off.
Join two ends together, and lightly press. it fitted perfectly around a 7 square cake, and looked really good.
The pattern happens over the middle 32 rows, which show; I used a holly and berries punchcard pattern sandwiched between a pair of narrow dark green stripes.
I’m new to this technology but I will include a picture if i can work out how.
I have just taken out a subscription to this magazine and look forward to receiving my first issue soon
Happy new Year to knitters everywhere.