A demonstration of simple maintenance, including defluffing, replacing sponge bar and needles, and cleaning tips.

The newsletter contains links to articles on more intensive maintenance, as well as a preview of next year’s calendar.

Sue Booth

Sadly, for us, this was Sue's last visit, but she put on a good demonstration, as ever.

She gave us a basic pattern for a set in sleeve jumper, and showed us how to knit the armhole and shoulders neatly and efficiently.

Then she went on to demonstrate how to incorporate a decorative panel into the front, and, finally, gave us some interesting edges, based loosely on the 'worm' edging, but with a more intricate look.

We said goodbye with a small presentation, and hope to see her at other venues, such as the Nottingham All Knitting Show in the spring.

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With a focus on accessories to wear, we had a ‘show and tell’ session, with various members showing gloves, scarves, jewellery and lots of techniques.

Demonstrations included glove making and tuck lace.

Our newsletter is available here.

And this pattern for machine knitted gloves is now available in our patterns collection, courtesy of the Guild of Machine Knitters, now merged with the Knitting and Crochet Guild.




Open Meeting

This meeting had no theme, but was intended as a discussion/ impromptu demonstration get-together.

We had a brief show and tell, with me [Lynda] showing my hand knitted patchwork waistcoat, the pattern of which is in the newsletter here.

Jacqui showed a circular yoke jumper she had made at a Clair Crowston workshop, which had a fair isle yoke knitted with a sparkly contrast yarn, very effectively.

Then we had two demos, one for Mary, who had problems with her Knitmaster, and another with the garter bar. 

Although the meeting was small again, everyone had an enjoyable and informative time.

Multi craft meeting

Members showed off the skills and interests they have in addition to machine knitting.

A relaxed afternoon, chatting about all kinds of crafts, with some casual demonstration.

Unfortunately, the meeting was not well attended, but those that came enjoyed it!

Newsletter here