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wisegirl
« Reply #20 on: June 27, 2007 08:20:07 AM »

Very neat, looks like it will work great.  I have never used a knitting machine and probably will never get the chance to.  Do you think you could post a pattern that could be knitted by hand?  They sure would make great Christmas gifts.
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« Reply #21 on: June 27, 2007 05:59:13 PM »

I can try to work up a hand knitting version, but like I said to someone else, it won't be this week because I'm swamped.

Really, the Turkish string bag is very similar to Susitna, except that Susitna's handle is knit in the round, too (makes it less stretchy). The Turkish string bag uses a stretchy two-row pattern, but I've found that loose stockinette is also very stretchy, which is why I just used that for the machine-knit bag.
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Abril
« Reply #22 on: June 27, 2007 07:26:27 PM »

Thanks for posting the pattern! I think I'll wait for the handknit version...I still have a lot to learn about my machine.

Abril
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lucylost
« Reply #23 on: June 28, 2007 12:19:22 AM »

Yay! A machine knit pattern - this may inspire me to get out my ancient Toyota (am I the only one who has a Toyota knitting machine?).

I haven't used my machine for several years, so please excuse the dumb question. You said you used recycled yarn - I have only used yarn on cones specifically for machine knitting. Do you have to skein the yarn in a special way for it to work with the machine? My impression was that it had to be very neatly bound and on a cone. I would love it if I could start using my regular stash yarn on my machine.
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dancingbarefoot
« Reply #24 on: June 28, 2007 12:41:30 AM »

Yay! A machine knit pattern - this may inspire me to get out my ancient Toyota (am I the only one who has a Toyota knitting machine?).

I wish I had a Toyota machine! I've got some attachments for one, but not the main machine itself.  Wink They're not as easy to come by as some of the other brands.

I haven't used my machine for several years, so please excuse the dumb question. You said you used recycled yarn - I have only used yarn on cones specifically for machine knitting. Do you have to skein the yarn in a special way for it to work with the machine? My impression was that it had to be very neatly bound and on a cone. I would love it if I could start using my regular stash yarn on my machine.

No, the yarn doesn't have to be coned. The main reason machine knitters use coned yarns is that it lessens the amount of weaving in ends you have to do, but cones aren't a requirement. You just need to have a center-pull skein that will lay flat on the table (or floor) while you knit. I use a ball winder for yarn that's not on cones and it works just fine. None of the superwash sock yarns come in cones as far as a I know (although if I'm wrong, I hope someone will point them out to me, 'cause I've looked high and low), but I just wind up the sock yarn into center-pull skeins and knit away.

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