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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!

Sep 18, 2017

What Would Ruthie Say?
Get a colonoscopy.

Rant and Rave
Rave: So Bronze Professional Sunless Tanning
Rant: Icky paper in new books. Is it the way of publishing these days?

Mary Anne Oger’s Handbook for Manual Machine Knitters and Gretchen Rubin’s Four Tendencies books have this paper and the value of the content should not be judged by the paper.

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.

These are all out of print but check them out if you can find them. They might already be in your library if you’ve been machine knitting for some time.

Audrey Palmer’s Book of Linked Edgings & Finishings
Super Skirts - A Helping Hand from Linda Carver
Machine Knitted Skirts by Mary Weaver

Hand Knitting
Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloth this one is by Ruth Slate but there are others out there. I do a kfb increase to avoid the yarn over. I use 3.75 mm or US5 needles.

The Retro Rib Socks by Evelyn A. Clark from Favorite Socks - 25 Timeless Designs is going to be frogged. I’m going to reuse the Integrity yarn in the Dune colorway.

Machine Knitting
I made six pairs of socks at the Third Annual Lake Michigan Sock Retreat. Boot Socks for my sister was the first. Check out my Ravelry project pages for the others.

Erlbacher aluminum cylinders for Legare CSM. Beware that Aluminum + oil = black marks. This pair shows the mark I am trying to remove.

I’m still working on my vest project. I’ve been inspired by Carol Scott Regardless of which stitch pattern I use, I will be using Garment Designer. Cochenille is the company behind the software.

Try It!
English Rib + Knitting machine and ribber = Brioche stitch.

Fruity Knitting Podcast episode with the interview with Nancy Marchant.

Garter stitch is easier by hand than it is by machine.

Machine Knitted Skirts by Mary Weaver is a gold mine of information.

I’m making my own healthy recipe binder with 10 to 12 recipes that I will be able to cook from memory.

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.