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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!

Nov 28, 2017

Episode 37 - November 2017

BygonesI said Easy Breezy Summer Top but it’s actually called Easy Breezy Tank - a great pattern by Michelle Goodhand (ridelikethewind on Ravelry).

Rant and Rave
Rant: Jeans with spandex
Rave: Jeans without spandex - Wrangler jeans

2018 Events
February 16-17 Knitting Pipeline Retreat in Washington, IL

April 7-8 Yarn Con, Chicago, IL

April 13-14 40th Annual Spring Fling Peru, IN

April 14-15 Spring Fiber Expo Ann Arbor, MI

May 25-27 Pacifically Passap, Pat Groves at

July 20–21 30th Annual Monroe Knitting Seminar, Monroe, MI

contact: Cathy Reaume at

August 2-5 Stitches Midwest in Schaumberg, IL

August 15-18 Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, MI


Books leaving the studio.

72 needle replacement cylinder for the Legare CSM. Contact David Lord on Facebook for all your cylinder and ribber dial needs.

50 needle extension kit for LK-150

Mini garter bars from a Raveler and a needle retainer bar from Kris Krafter for the Brother 350

Hand Knitting
Autumn Fusion scarf by Brigitte Elliott with Noro Silk Garden sock yarn and Heavenly contrast yarn. Here’s mine.

Check out Lucy Neatby’s free Craftsy sock knit along where I learned about a great cast on for top down socks.

Practical and cute headband knit out of Cascade Fixation yarn. I use the techniques out of Modular Knits book by Iris Schreier. I can make one during an episode of Call the Midwife.

Machine Knitting
Slippers! Try the Clog Slipper pattern by Karalyn Rainey.I used Garment Designer software to design an undershirt.

Try It!
Knit a blanket or afghan on a knitting machine.
Machine knitters ought to try the Felted Clogs (AC33) pattern for men and women and the children's pattern by Beverly Galeska.

Cure-You-Quick chicken stock. Saute a family size package of chicken legs in a bit of oil in a large stock pot. Add some roughly chopped onion. Reduce heat to low and cover to let sweat for 25-30 minutes. Add salt to taste and 2 bay leaves as well as water - 4 cups for double strength or 8 cups for full strength stock. Bring to a simmer. Let simmer without boiling for 30-45 minutes. Remove chicken and let cool until cool enough to handle to remove the meat from the bones and skin. Strain and de-fat stock. This freezes very well.

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