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Hand y Machine Knitting

Welcome to the Hand y Machine Knitting podcast.

Whether you knit fast or slow, you'll find a new episode each month to inspire and motivate you to get some knitting done!

Aug 12, 2015

Episode 10 - Fair Enough


This podcast now has a group on Ravelry called “Hand y Machine Knitting Podcast”.

What Would Ruthie Say?

Ruthie would say “You’re never too old to learn and there is always something new to consider.”


Likes & Dislikes

I like concentrated garlic juice for mosquito abatement and I dislike houses turned into office space.


July 22-23, 2016 is the date for the next Monroe knitting machine event in Monroe, Michigan. Contact Cathy Reaume(734)-243-3016.


Stitches Midwest was large and busy and hit my wallet hard this year!


Jackson County Fair August 9-15, 2015. The machine knit gray cardigan won a blue ribbon. Gray ribbed socks made on the Legare 400 CSM also won a blue ribbon. My fair isle hat hand knit this past winter won a blue ribbon in that category. The hand knit lunch hour mittens won a red ribbon as did the 28’s Big Sister 77 shawl.


Michigan Fiber Festival coming up August 15-16 near Allegan, Michigan.


Circular Sock Machine gathering in Grand Ledge, Michigan August 22, 2015. This event is organized by Carol Larsen of Rivers Edge Fiber Arts 

and Eric Wolff of Browning and Wolff


Interknit Machine Knitters seminar with Gini Woodward. October 10-11, 2015 in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.


Malabrigo sock yarn in the 859 Primavera colorway.

Huasco extra fine merino yarn by Araucania color #014 won on the bus to Stitches.

Das Paar 75-25% wool blend by Schoppel purchased from The Fold booth.

Ambiente superwash merino sock yarn also from The Fold booth.

Miss Babs Tarte sock yarn 75% merino, 15% nylon, 10% tencel in the Bat S**t Crazy colorway.

Miss Babs Yet 2 ply lace weight 65% merino, 35% tussah silk in three colors: Lilac, Spread Your Wings, and Moss.

Knit Circus gradient stripe yarn in two colors: Wit and Learning Stripes which is 75% Corriedale and 25% nylon and Watermelon Stripes in the 80% super wash merino with 20% nylon.

Diana Sullivan’s DVDs and books - 101 Tips and Tricks, Ribber Scarves, Baby Blankets, Finishing Tips

The Answer Lady’s Machine Knitting Notebook, Knitting and Sew On, Merry Go Round cardigan pattern, and Every Which Way (all about reversible cables).

Color Affection pattern.

Hand Knitting

I finished the slip stitch socks with Malabrigo sock yarn in the 850 Archangel colorway.

The Gusset-Heel Gansey Sock by Katherine Misegades is coming along slowly. I’m sorry once again about the mispronunciation of her name. Knitting with Beaverslide Dry Goods merino wool.

Color Affection with the Miss Babs Yet yarns.

Machine Knitting

Brother’s birthday socks in Lana Grossa Mega Boots Stretch Softcolor in the color #509

Ribbed socks using Eric’s delicious yarn.

The mismatched socks in Red Heart Heart and Sole yarn in the Congo colorway were frogged and reknit.

All are knit with either the NZAK 60 cylinder or the Legare 400 72 cylinder. The cuff is 1 by 1 rib, the leg is 3 by 1 rib, short row heel and either a hand knit round toe or a short row toe done on the machine and later grafted.

Contact Information

My Ravelry name is annejeneer. Send me a friend request and please consider joining our Ravelry group for this podcast. I would love to hear from you - especially if you want to come on the show to talk about your own machine knitting experiences.


Bonus Music Track


Love Song by Nicholas Nugent.