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« Reply #40 on: December 31, 2006 12:45:08 PM »

i just made 2 scarves last night
a stripey one and a snake one
and mine has been working really well



part of the reason peoples are unraveling is the cast on
ive been using a new way to cast on and havent had any problems with the bottom

how are you casting on?
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« Reply #41 on: December 31, 2006 12:47:20 PM »

i cast on by taking the yarn and hooking it under each one of the knitting hooks. and then i just keep spinning the machine *kicks machine*  it's being mean to me. i've spent 10 bucks trying to find a yarn that will work with it. nothing has worked so far. even really thin crochet yarn. it worked for two scarves and now i'm guessing it's short life is over..... what kind of knitting machine do u have?
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« Reply #42 on: December 31, 2006 12:57:46 PM »

I have the "sew easy" knitting machine. It came with fuzzy yarn that just got stuck in the machine and then unravelled.
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« Reply #43 on: December 31, 2006 01:05:20 PM »

that's the same one i have, but it worked more or less for two scarves but now it doesn't seem to work with any yarn i use. go  here to see what it did when i attempted to make a simple tube. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=142342.0
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« Reply #44 on: December 31, 2006 09:30:39 PM »

i found a way to cast on where it doesnt drop ANY stitches
so ill take a picture tutorial probally later today
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« Reply #45 on: December 31, 2006 09:59:33 PM »

I don't have one of these - but I might buy one for my classroom - so this thought is guaranteed to be worth exactly what you are pay for it - but what the heck.

Anyways many years ago I had a "Bond" knitting machine (flat bed not circular like these) and I remember if I was using soft & light & springy yarn it would drop stitches or otherwise mess up if I forgot to put the little weight things on the bottom. Basically you were suppose to cast-on then knit a row or two then hang a weighted bar on the bottom. What would happen with some yarns was after a stitch was made the new yarn would sort of bounce right out of the hook resulting in dropped stitches and having the weight on prevented that bouncing. I think that could possibly be the problem some of you are having. I'd probably have someone hold the bottom of the knitting taunt - not tugging but just a steady pressure. Maybe you can hold it yourself if it is possible to operate the machine with one hand. If that does the trick you could probably figure out a way to hang some weight - even those "chip bag clips" would probably work - on the bottom of your work.
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« Reply #46 on: December 31, 2006 10:04:54 PM »

thats a really good idea i havent thought of that


i want a real knitting machine like a bond =/
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« Reply #47 on: December 31, 2006 10:22:48 PM »

thanks! i will definitely give that a try before i return this machine. who has the innovations knitting machine??? someone had that i think and said it worked well...would you recommend it?
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« Reply #48 on: January 01, 2007 01:47:49 AM »

 Angry okay i REALLY REALLY REALLY do not recommend the sew easy knitting machine. i just looked closely at my first tubes and it dropped stitches on even the thinnest yarn. i thought it was working perfectly but the eyelash yarn covered it up. that's why they only include eyelash yarn with the machine! because it looks so perfect in a tube when it's actually dropping stitches all over the place and creating ladders!!!!  Angry Angry Angry im returning it tomorrow! maybe i'll buy the innovations one and i'm also getting a SnB book Smiley yippee!
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« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2007 02:13:13 AM »

I got one of those, but it seems useless to me because the instructions on how to finish the scarf were really confusing, so I left the ends loose and they always unraveled....
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