Happiness is getting new yarn at sale prices. I am ready for any second wave. I have LOTS of yarn to knit with.
You know you are an yarnaholic when you build up a large stash of yarn but can't bear to actually knit with any of it. And you still have the urge to get MORE yarn. You never can have enough.
Buying a knitting machine off eBay could be risky. Bargains often turn out to be nightmares. However, if you bid wisely then you could find a suitable machine at a good price. This post describes how to do this.
Knitted swatches (or samplers) are smallish pieces of knitting that provide an example of your knitting. They are very simple to create and are a perfect starting point for a beginner. It is quite fun to see all the different things you can do. Test that your machine etc works correctly Ideal for beginners to practice new techniques and shapes. Show what your yarn will look like at different tensions Compare different types of yarn Experiment with different colours and stitch patterns to get inspiration Create a library of swatches that you can refer to for future garments Produce ideas that you can show to your clients Swatches are usually…
As a beginner to machine knitting, you should start making simple samplers that will help you to learn the basic techniques. You can have fun trying out different yarns and stitch patterns. This section will show you how to do the basic techniques for machine knitting.
useful information on cleaning and looking after your knitmaster knitting machine
List of useful online resources for buying knitting machine, tools and accessories, yarns and patterns.
Yarn comes in different plies, counts and thicknesses. It is important to know what yarn is best for your particular knitting machine.
Hopefully you have read the previous posts and have now set up your machine and work area. You have a new sponge-bar and your needles and carriage are all ready to knit. You have also ordered or found some suitable practice yarn. You also have opened your operations manual. We are ready to start knitting. First though, do not jump into trying to knit a garment. Now is the time to learn to create some swatches. You need to learn to cast on, knit and then cast off. There are different ways to cast on and cast off so this should be fun. But first you need to thread your…
Yarn can be expensive to buy so it is important to find a source of inexpensive yarn that you can use for practice.