July 18, 2019

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Notes on a Pingouin TP2 Knitting Machine (number 2)

The gauge is 6 mm and it takes 4 ply with ease and possibly light DK.  It’s an easy machine to operate with weights that are specialized to fit into a comb that is held in place by elastic – a clever...

February 18, 2019

Tuck Stitch on the Knitmaster 580 Electronic 

Today I am trying out a complicated tuck stitch pattern that was illustrated in Machine Knitting News in May 1998 – the heyday of Knitting Machine News.  This was a beautiful two-piece knitted with a silk ribbon Yarn and a s...

August 28, 2018

Entering the pattern in stitch by stitch then changing the tension to suit the industrial yarn used.

July 17, 2018

An unusual design using the Brother Garter Carriage and the Brother 940 Electronic Knitting Machine

December 3, 2017

Patterns within the Singer 9000 consul

February 23, 2017

 Passap Racking Pattern Error

Another project I decided to tackle a while ago was a superb racked pattern  by one of my favourite designers Renee Marston - it was a Passap pattern and I had knitted this summer top many times before without any problem whatsoever, but th...

January 20, 2017

Irish Bishop Jacket knitted on the Brother Electronic 940

January 12, 2017

Now  to the jacket, I had to first draw the chart into Designaknit, in three sizes ie small, medium and large (same check style pattern), then download it to the E6000 (just one at a time, (its so easy to download,

November 20, 2016

sock machines have come into vogue again

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