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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 25, 2017

The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is July 17, 2017.
Patterns using elongated stitches: Forest Weave, Mirage, Tier, and Phiaro Scarf.

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI. Contact Cathy at

The Founders’ Fest Seminar is July 29-30. It is put on by the Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative in Plymouth MN.

Stitches Midwest is August 3-6 in Schaumburg, IL.

The Michigan Fiber Festival is August 18-20 in Allegan, MI.

The Grand Rapids Area Machine Knitters Club is having Diana Sullivan September 8-9. This is on the west side of Michigan. I only found one online reference and that is to their Facebook group.

The next CSM crank-in at the Heritage Spinning and Weaving shop in Lake Orion, MI is scheduled for September 23, 2017.

Interknit Machine Knitter’s Guild October 14-15 seminar with knitwear designer Rebekah Younger in Glen Ellyn, IL.

I loved the Craft Cruises trip to Alaska.

Yarn shop stops
Anchorage - Wooly Mammoth
Seward - A Flyin’ Skein
Haines - Dalton City Yarn Emporium
Juneau - Seaside Yarns
Ketchikan - The Hive on the Creek

Check out Flint Handmade for inspiration on having a craft supply swap.

Hand Knitting
I combined the Vuorelan Luumut and the Peekaboo mitten patterns for my ideal mittens. I used yarn from Blooming Acres Farm.

I also started the Riverwild Qiviuk Scarf with a 50% qiviut and 50% mulberry silk yarn from Windy Valley Muskox.

Machine Knitting
CSM socks using Peruvian Alpaca and Merino yarn. Here is the Etsy link.

I also used a skein of Opal yarn for another pair.

The Funnel Neck Shell pattern by Kathryn Douberly is not available on Ravelry but here is where to find Kathryn.

I’m using some tips from an article by Bonnie Triola in an old issue of Machine Knitters Source July/August 1999 about knitting a skirt similar to a brand called St. John.

Jessica Tromp’s website with lots of free hand and machine patterns -

Threads Article about sewing a kick pleat.

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.