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tricia
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2007 03:43:03 PM »

These are all really cool! Those afghans seem super comfy.
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mahkev
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2007 09:19:29 PM »

to all of you who have the bond machines, I saw them onsale at Joann.com is it any better or worth it to get he deluxe model or is the regular one good enough? Im back and forth on deciding to try one of these out for a blanket
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« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2007 04:36:33 PM »

i would get the larger one--you always seem to need more needles than what you need.  i have a deluxe and the smaller version hooked together for almost 140 needles.  my mom has two of the deluxe hooked together for many more needles than that.  even if they aren't on sale if they have a 50% off coupon it is sometimes cheaper than what they have on sale.  hope you get one soon and enjoy.  its the first time i have ever finished anything i've knitted. 
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« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2007 05:53:51 PM »

i would get the larger one--  even if they aren't on sale if they have a 50% off coupon it is sometimes cheaper than what they have on sale.  hope you get one soon and enjoy.  its the first time i have ever finished anything i've knitted. 

Thanks a bunch, ya I was gonna use the 40%, which made it cheaper than the sale, Ive been looking around for a while trying to decide If I should spend it or not, I definitely dont want to spend the big bucks, Im sure I wont use it that much, this seemed more what I would use for the money.  yay! Im so excited
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« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2007 06:50:44 PM »

yeah, i thought i wouldn't use mine too much either and the first few years i had it i didn't hardly do anything more than learn to use it.  then michaels near me went out of business and had one half off so i bought another for me and my mom (love a good deal and cant pass one up) and then my mom got a new craft room in her house and willed me the neatest table for my bond  that my dad made (i should put a pic of it up) and moved my machine from the attic room i converted for it and put it downstairs near the tv and off i went.  everything from there on out got better and better till over this past winter i became addicted (thats when i found craftster).  if you have any problems (and trust me you will)  don't give up--just get on here or there are a few good sites on yahoo (let me know
and i'll post the links if anyone wants them) and ask.  someone is always willing to help.  when i needed a pattern for a knitted thong i got on yahoo and within 10 hours had 36 responses.  good luck and happy knitting.

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suganspyyce
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2007 02:17:50 PM »

I FOUND IT!!  PINWHEEL AFGHAN PATTERN

Hang your hem on 100 needles, knit 8 - 10 rows of waste yarn.
With you first color, beginning from the left side, knit 1 row.
Leave a long tail - 2-3 feet - you can use this to graft the edges
together when you are done.
Put all needles from #4 on the right hand side up to #100 on the left
side, into NWP. (This leaves the first 3 needles in FWP ready to
start knitting on them.)
BE SURE THE LATCHES ON THESE 3 needles are OPEN.
Knit the first 3 stitches from right to left, now push the 3rd needle
into NWP.
Knit back from left to right. You will need to begin adding weights to
the afghan just about as soon as you begin knitting. I use claw
weights and fishing weights on hooks. Place them every few stitches as
you knit - place them right up in the new work.
Push 3 more needles into FWP (numbers 3,4,5), LATCHES OPEN! and knit
from right to left. Push needle #5 into NWP, Knit back from left to
right.
IF YOU ARE DOING A 10 WEDGE AFGHAN you just repeat this process up to
needle #100. BUT we are doing a 9 wedge pattern - so in order to add
the extra 90 rows or so that we need we will have to add an extra row
every 10 needles or so.
When you get up to about 10 stitches, just push 2 needles into forward
working position instead of 3, knit from r to l, and push one back to
NWP, knit from #l to #4.

So the basic pattern for a 9 wedge round afghan is this:
Knit the first 3 stitches from right to left, now push the 3rd needle
back into NWP. This just loops the yarn around that needle and
prevents a hole from forming here.
Knit back from left to right. (You have knit the first 2 stitches)
Push 3 more needles into FWP (numbers 3,4,5), knit from right to left.
Push needle #5 into NWP, Knit back from left to right. (You have now
knit 4 stitches). You will need to begin adding some weights to your
work at about this time, then every 5-10 rows or so add some more
weights, and move them up as you work. When you get to about 40-50
stitches worked, you will need to remove the weighted hem by pulling
out the ravel cord, and you will add more and more weights to hold the
work down.
Push 3 more needles into FWP (numbers 5,6,7), knit from right to left.
Push needle #7 into NWP, Knit back from left to right.
Push 3 more needles into FWP (numbers 7,8.9), knit from right to left.
Push needle #9 into NWP, Knit back from left to right.\
*Push needles 9 and 10 in FWP, knit from right to left.
Push needles #10 into NWP, knit back from left to right.* This is
where we have added an extra row or two of knitting to compensate for
only having 9 wedges. Repeat this step about every 10 needles.
This process helps to fill out the wedges so that the afghan will lay
flat.
REPEAT this process until all needles have been knit. Remember about
only increasing 2 needles instead of 3 about every 10 rows. If you
forget to push only 2 needles into FWP once in a while, just do it
when you think of it. I have my machine marked in 5 and 10 needle
increments, so I can see the 10th needle easily.
By using 100 needles, you are knitting 100 rows - we are knitting
about 110 rows in each wedge. The exact number doesn't seem to make
much difference whether we knit 105 or 109 rows. This will increase
the width of each wedge to help fill out the circle.

This is the basic wedge pattern. There are several ways to separate
each wedge, for instance, you can knit 2 rows in a contrasting color,
or you can knit it all in one color - simply start over again after
you complete the first 100 needles. Or you can change colors for each
wedge, maybe 3 wedges of 3 different colors, repeated 3 times. I plan
to do mine in 3 shades of rose, light, medium and dark rose.
To start the next wedge, with the carriage at the left hand side
thread in your new color - or the same, and knit from left to right
over all 100 needles. Push needles 100 down to 4 into NWP and repeat
the process all over again.
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« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2007 02:22:28 PM »

HERE ARE SOME NOTES FOR A 14" PILLOW TO MATCH

The picture in the Hobbymachine Photo Album shows a 10 wedge pillow.
The directions for it are to cast on 26 stitches - begin with a short
hem and waste yarn.
Follow the directions for the round afghan, 9 or 10 wedge version, but
only use 26 stitches. I believe this was for a 14" round pillow. I
have done some with both sides in multiple colors, or you can do the
back in a solid color. Especially useful if you are short on your
colors. To assemble, but both sides together back to back - I did not
crochet them together, but you could. Hang both pieces on three
needles with the back of the pillow facing you. Do a pie crust
stitches (knit 6 rows) and hang the next 3 stitches, knit 6 rows, hang
the next 3 stitches (the loops, not the bumps) and continue around.
When you are a little more than half way around, insert the pillow.
You can do the edging with the pillow inserted - it is just a little
more difficult, but it is complete when you are done. Continue with
your pie crust edge. To finish off, just hang the last 3 stitches,
knit one row and back stitch bind off.

to those looking for machine knitting support
check out the yahoo groups.  There is also a site called knittingtoday.com that has a machine knitting board primarily for users of the bond and the lk 150's. 
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« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2007 05:52:38 PM »

thanks for the patterns suganspyyce
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« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2007 09:17:31 PM »

You're very welcome!
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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2007 02:55:46 PM »

ok, so i was sitting here working hard on my swap projects (just like a good craftster should) and my husbands friend called and told me about this knitting machine that was at goodwill for $8.  At first i almost didn't go--told him I needed to work on this swap stuff and he reminded me what happened the last time he called about a cheap knitting machine like the one i already have and that by the time i got there 2 days later it was gone.  then he said it was about 4 ft long and still looked like it was in the orginal box (it was).  so i stopped what i was doing and took an hour drive to get there and back but this is what i am now the proud owner of for $8.48.  Whoohee!!!!!  It looked like it had never been out of the box and everything looked like it was still in the styrofoam except of course the instructions.  I have a knitting machine (bond) so i know what some of the stuff is and where it goes but does anyone have any idea where i can get instructions??? i googled it but can find LK140--just LK150.  Any ideas or can anyone give somewhat good instructions for me to how to use???




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