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« on: March 15, 2008 12:28:28 PM »

I just got ahold of an older studio knitting machine and yesterday I got to spend the day learning how to use it with one of my mother's friends.  It has great possibilities! 

But....All the patterns in the manual, every library book and most of the stuff on the net is so tacky!  I need some cool, hip inspiration for this machine.  Can people point me in the direction of some great things that have been made on knitting machines?

Thanks, sarah
yea, i knit with acrylic. what are you gonna do about it?
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« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2008 03:25:50 PM »

congrats on getting such a great machine!!!!
there aren't any patterns out there that are modern that i know of. what i usually do is convert hand knitting patterns to knitting machine patterns. this can be done on flat knitting patterns. the most important thing about machine knitting is that you HAVE to knit a guage swatch.

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« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2008 12:07:36 PM »

Yeah, finding good patterns is the hardest part! Many people just create their own.

One of the problems is that machine knitting was really popular in the 80s and then died down, so there haven't been nearly as many patterns written lately as there used to be.

Have you seen the patterns at Knitter's Edge? MUCH more suitable styles for a wider range of ages.

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« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2008 02:32:31 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2008 04:58:10 PM »

Check out this magazine:


They have machine knitting information and patterns.  The same publisher used to do a machine knitting magazine that was fairly current ( maybe a few years ago) but they combined with the hand knitting magazine when interest in machine knitting sort of died.
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008 10:13:52 PM »

Check out this magazine:


INKnitters stopped publication over a year ago (although they've never announced that on their website).

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