Knitting to Fit

I missed this meeting myself, as I was away with the family, but I have heard it was well attended and went well.

The focus was on correct measurement, which Pat demonstrated, along with knitting darts to accommodate rounder parts of the body! Kathy also demonstrated, as well as managing the equipment.

 

So, lots of holding position shaping! See the latest newsletter for lots of links to further information and our latest ‘basic’ pattern for saddle shoulder jumpers.

February 2017

February 2017

This meeting focused on different ways to cast off, finish edges and seams.

Pat demonstrated on the Knitmaster and the Hague linker, and showed us how to cast off round the gate pegs, with a linker on the machine and with the Hague linker. She also recapped on the edging she used for her Crescent shawl, shown in the September 2015 newsletter.

Lynda used the Brother to show how to cast off with the latch tool, how to start and finish with a frill and how make an automatic fringe, which was featured on this month’s project [details in newsletter here].

 

Grafting, using a Hairpin Lace join and other ways of seaming were also covered.

January 2017

Happy New Year!

And we started with a full house. Demonstrations included cord making and using cords for casting on, attaching to garments as trims, embellishing and other ideas: braid making using kumihimo and lucet; a cable edging and joining method; and attaching beads in a pattern.

Information on the cord winder can be had here: http://www.annacrutchley.co.uk/

And the edging technique shown by Pat can be found in the newsletter for September 2015 on page 5

Sue brought in an interesting and recent book called Twisty Trims by Tricia L Edwards

This month’s newsletter is here

 

And this month’s pattern is a multi-sized raglan sweater

Annual Celebration December 2016

 

The club meeting was a celebration of our knitting, and members gathered with their entries to our annual exhibition.  The winner is chosen by secret ballot of those present, and this year it was Margaret who won! With a lovely panelled cardigan, joined with a mock cable effect.

  

Next in line, and our runner up was Kath, with a Sue Booth design. She was presented with a felting kit, kindly donated by our great friend, Jill Brownjohn.

  

Then we had another Sue Booth design, this time knitted by Brenda.

Mary showed us a piece of wire knitting, made into a fascinator.

Pat had a cardigan, which she knitted on a mid-gauge machine, and for which she twisted 5 strands of 2/30s together.

Ali had made a cardigan for her daughter, a colourful interpretation of an Alison Dupernex pattern


Lynda had the Hybrid cardigan, for which a pattern is available in the newsletter, or from the pattern section of this site.


Lynda also had a cut and sew jacket, made as a project for the Guild of Machine Knitters journal. Knitted in lambswool and boucle combined, as a straight piece of fabric, and cut from a dressmaking pattern, and sewn with an overlocker and by hand.

 

We also had food, drink and yarn sales.

 

November 2017

Gadgets

This meeting was a chance for members to see what kind of accessories are available for use with our knitting machines, and to have a go. We also had various types of embellishment gadgets around.  Kathy was particularly industrious, with two garter carriages in action, one on an electronic machine, the other on a manual.

There was some interest in the card punching machines we had on show: these can be bought new from Hong Kong Knitting Machine http://shop.sckmcl.com.hk/product_info.php?cPath=39&products_id=55&currency=GBP but the current price is quite high for UK residents, because of the exchange rate, I fear.

 

Also shown today was a machine knitted poppy, the pattern for which is available here: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Monadelphus/easy-peasy-poppy.

 

The newsletter is available here