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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!

Jun 29, 2016

Episode 20 - Summer Knitting

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.


The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is July 18.

Emma Urban of Urban Dreams Farm was our guest speaker at the May meeting. 

TKGA has a machine knitting masters program.

28th Monroe Knitting Machine Seminar July 22 and 23 at Monroe County Community College. Contact Cathy Reaume at There are only a few spots left.

Check out Episode 12 to hear about the CSM retreat on Lake Michigan.

InterKnit Machine Knitting Guild fall seminar in Glen Elyn, IL October 8 - 9 featuring Tom the Machine Knitting Guy.

Mary Ann Oger is teaching in Dallas at the DFW Machine Knitters Guild October 15-16.


I thought about ordering some Felici self striping sock yarn from KnitPicks but I didn’t. 

Hand Knitting

I finished the socks that were started as the first pattern on the free Knit-Along 2016: Socks with Lucy Neatby on but I used the stitch pattern from Hermione’s Everyday Sock for the leg to save some time. The yarn is called Sakkie

I also have been making cotton dishcloths using the Boxy Dishcloth pattern.

Machine Knitting

We had a knit along for the Gone for the Weekend Tee from

I used Garment Designer software for sleeveless tops but my gauge is causing me trouble.

I have another machine knit top that actually did work out. It is the Linen Top pattern by Kat Coyle.

Resources will launch a new class by Sally Melville soon called Stash Busting Secrets for Sweater Knitting and More. Contact Sally via Ravelry at Sallyknits for a half price coupon. The class will be an updated Craftsy version of her Styles book which was all about using up your yarn stash.

The former News and Views magazine/newsletter is now Country Knitting of Maine.

I mentioned June Hemmons Hiatt who wrote The Principles of Knitting. She is teaching a class about gauge at Vogue Knitting Live in November in Minneapolis.


I made delicious crab fakes using a recipe from a book called The Meatlover’s Meatless Cookbook - Vegetarian Recipes Carnivores Will Devour

I’m going to cook millet using a recipe from The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen. Millet - it’s not just birdseed!