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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 3, 2016

Episode 25 - Starting Year 3

Please join in the Ravelry group for this podcast.

Rave - Cleaning Carl’s closet

Rant - The half price mannequin who got away


The Michigan Machine Knitting Guild also has a group on Ravelry. Our next meeting is November 21..

You should join the Interknits club. I did.

Machine knitting seminar in Bradenton, FL January 4-5. Contact Annie Moore at 941-782-8668 or

April 7-8, 2017 is the Spring Fling Knit Knack Shop, Peru, IN, Charlene Shafer, 765-985-3164,

April 28-29, 2017 is Purls of Joy, Princeton, MN, Cindy Schmatz, 612-390-1279,                                  

July 21-22, 2017 is the Monroe Machine Knitting seminar in Monroe, MI

July 29-30, 2017 is Founders’ Fest Seminar, Midwest Machine Knitters’ Collaborative, Plymouth MN,


I got a KR10 Knit Radar for Studio/Silver Reed machines. Susan G. made a video years ago all about the LK150 machine and in it, she also demonstrates a knit radar. I couldn’t find a link to the video it unfortunately.

Brother made an accessory to use on the machine bed that will link pieces together or bind off live stitches. It is a version of the big drum linkers. Here’s an image of one Brother Linker.

I bought a tilt stand for a knitting machine from Rocking Horse Farm.

I got some Palette and Wool of the Andes sport weight wool yarns from Knitpicks for some new projects.

Hand Knitting

I’m having yarn management issues knitting the Felted Clogs. I’m trying to use up all the Lion Brand Fisherman wool yarn without actually having to go buy more to finish.

I’m making a pair of Arch-Shaped Socks by Jen Showwalter of Mean Girl Design with Ambiente yarn. I’m certain that I won’t have enough to finish.

I started the Hue Shift Afghan which calls for Brava sport weight, an acrylic. I substituted the Wool of the Andes sport weight wool.

Machine Knitting

I made a  Hogwart’s scarf out of Vanna’s Choice yarn for a Halloween costume party across the street from our house.

The tuck stitch cotton dishcloth came out too small and too dense. I used the #30 pattern from Stitchworld, elongated over 50 needles and knit 176 rows of tuck.

I am working on a machine knit conversion for the Mitten Garland Advent Calendar and the 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland.

I like the looks of this dishcloth made with slipped stitches to make a herringbone pattern. Kitchen Dishcloth ~ Herringbone Linen By Joan Laws - a free pattern on Ravelry.


Check out the Cochenille Garment Designer Webinars at

I’m thinking of signing up for Working with Knit-Specific Functions on November 19. It’s $25 for a one hour webinar.

Mary Anne Oger’s is probably good in content but bad in it’s physical form. The Hand Book for Manual Machine Knitters.


We loved the our version of the Braised Cod Veracruz recipe in an Cook’s Illustrated cookbook called The Best 30 Minute Recipe. The book is available on Amazon right now for $7.44 in hardback.

I’m making Pickled Dill Carrots from the fall garden harvest.

I want to make this recipe - Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash from a blog called Peas and Carrots.