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‘Translating between hand and machine knitting’ is about to be published

i have just received my pre-publication copy of ‘Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting’, it was waiting here on my arrival home from holiday. It’s a great welcome home present. Here are some sample pages. Advertisements

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Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting

A pre-publication glimpse of my new book, Translating between Hand and Machine Knitting. To be published by Crowood Press in summer 2018, this book is lavishly illustrated with clear step-by-step instructions on knitting techniques, stitch structures and fabric constructions. Unlike … Continue reading

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Knit presser foot versus walking foot

A number of years ago I invested in a walking foot for my Bernina sewing machine. It wasn’t cheap, but it does a wonderful job. The walking foot makes sewing stretch or very light fabrics a breeze and matching checks … Continue reading

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Genius way to remove gel pen stains

I arrived at work yesterday and immediately dropped an open gel pen onto my new white linen shirt. Why does this always happen when one is wearing light colours, and especially if an item is new? So I dabbed it … Continue reading

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Hand made drop spindles

I will be running a hand-spinning workshop with the first year knitters next week. We have a couple of spinning wheels, but I have found it most successful for the students to work individually with drop spindles and take turns … Continue reading

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Cutting out fabric shapes

Today I cut out 28 Scabies mites – only need to sew them up now.

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Jacob’s wool blanket

Having worked on this on-and-off for about two years I have finally finished a hand knit blanket. Worked in modular squares it was ideal for travel knitting, so has been around a bit en-route to completion. The yarn is from … Continue reading

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Knitmaster SC3 linker problems – see my Creative Machine knitting page for more info

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Proofreading…

This week has been a whirl of checking the final proofs of my book, Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting, which will be published by Crowood Press in the summer. If you have a knitting machine, you will know that … Continue reading

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Binding the floats in fair isle machine knitting 

Find out how to work this, and many other useful and creative techniques in,  ‘Translating Between Hand and Machine Knitting’, available next year.

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