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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 29, 2017

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Rant and Rave

Rave: Salads with Miso Salad Dressing
Rant: Satisfaction surveys

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 Saturday October 28.

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

The Fall Fiber Expo is October 21-22 at the Washtenaw County Fairgrounds.

Knitting Pipeline Eagle Crest Retreat is November 8-11 in or near Washington, IL.

Anne Hanson of Bare Naked Wools has great patterns and beautiful yarns.

Michelle Goodhand, machine knitting instructor at City Knits.

Cochenille, the company behind the Garment Designer software has very informative webinars.

KnitKing Calcuknit - you can find the manual at and buy the Ragu Charting book at
Knitwords issues 38-53 on a disk
Knitwords issues 1-16 bought on eBay
Tami Nobuyuki machine knitting handbooks
Atlantique pattern by Anne Hanson of Knitspot
Bare Naked Wools Fresh Lace 65% silk and 35% linen
I bought rayon and flax yarn at Forma.
MAO’s Handbook for Manual Machine Knitters is chock-a-block full of great information.
“Look, if you feel guilty about pleasure, you don’t deserve to have pleasure.” said Nigella Lawson on Milk Street Radio.

Hand Knitting
I made the  Mitered Dishcloth by Bernat with a thick cotton yarn. We like garter stitch dishcloths because they are super scrubby.

I also made a pair of Duffers, a fulled slipper pattern by Mindie Tallack using Paton’s Classic Wool yarn.

Machine Knitting
Skirt made with a rayon and linen yarn - maybe not a great choice for a skirt

Kindred by Sue Corcoran from Knitwords #52.

The Detroit Experience Factory gives free walking tours of Detroit every Saturday. I love taking guided tours of great cities.

Pickled peppers is a refrigerator pickle recipe from the Thrift At Home blog.