Buttonholes and closures
This was a meeting focusing on how to make buttonholes and how to avoid them!
We looked at simple and not so simple methods on the knitting machine, as well as making ties and bands with icords, and making a shawlpin with wire on the machine.
Instructions for the shawlpin are in the newsletter, as is the pattern for this [woven] tabard, which could just as easily be made from knitweave or other knitted fabric, the pattern being a sewing pattern which can also be used in charting devices.
The meeting finished with a lively discussion about the future of machine knitting, and what members would like from our programme next year.