When I was into knitting machines (as a demonstrator at a mill yarn outlet and instructor) way back in the early 80's.. I subscribed to a booklet called NEWS & VIEWS put out by ALLES KNITTING PUBLICAITONS from Pittsburgh, PA.
Now, over 30 yrs., does anyone remember this publication? I'm just wondering is this lady (?) is still around or the publication is around.
I think it was a family type of operation so maybe her family continued these booklets.
They were wonderful.. it had patterns, tips an technics, featured known knitters, an event page that listed all the Seminars in the country, where and when and who was going to demonstrate...also the demonstrators showed different technics at these Seminars....
Books were plentiful and available..
I have TONS of Japanese books... though you couldn't read them, they had diagrams for all their patterns.
Photos below show the contents of the 50 pages
I am just wondeirng if anyone out there remembers Alles booklets..???
Hope soeone remember
I wasn't doing machine knitting then, but I checked on EBay because I thought I saw some of those publications on there several weeks ago. The only thing I found listed now is a book called "Knitting From Head To Toe" by Alles Knitting Publications, Item number: 200813431072.
I also did a Google search and found that the company was still in business as of January, 2012. The President is Alles Hutchinson, and the address is 342 Fraizer Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. I hope this helps.
They have some News and Views magazines on the UK arm of ebay right now
Most of Alles Publications are still available from Country Knitting of Maine. Alles died a while back, though. Linda also owns the rights to Mary Louise Norman's and Lois Blystone's books. She is great to deal with. http://www.countryknittingofmaine.com/
I have several years of their monthly publications. They were wonderful and I use them frequently. Sorry to say, the lady is no longer with us and the publication has ceased to exist
Thanks to evryone who responded for locating Alles Knitting Publications. I'll check out google and eBay for sure.
I'm sorry to hear that she passed away, but it has been many years since I was away from the kitting machine.
Her booklets were/are great..
I am still looking for a publication that shows Knitting Seminars in the New England area..or nearby...
I would like to attend one to get caught up on the knitting machine again.
Oh.. there was another couple, Henry and Blanche Moreau from RI...Henry use to repair knitting machines... Blanche gave lessons in her home on the knitting machine.
They use to attend all the local Seminars and anyone who had technical problems with the knitting machine, he would fix it right there in the hall.
I use to frequent their home for various supplies and Blanche told me once, that Neil Sedaka's daughter, living in NYC, would come to their house in RI for knitting lessons. She would come up to RI in a limosine and when the lesson was done, the limo driver drove her back to NYC. WOW!
I found Blanche fasinating what she could do on the kniting machine.. she could do everything on the machine!
But alas, she/they have probably passed away also..
Pls let me know of any Seminars coming up in N.E... would appreciate it...
Have a good day, All
I, too, have many years worth of this publication. I even have 3 or 4 patterns published in them. They were very helpful when I was first learning to machine knit.
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The closest Seminar I've heard about is Stitches East, held in Hartford, CT. The next seminar will be held in October. Google them.
Hi there.. Thank you, thank you for telling me about the Knitting Seminar in Hartford, Ct. I will Google them. I definately want to get back to machine knitting...
Many thanks again.
A few months back, I saw years of these Alles Knitting Publication sold on eBay. It was a hunch that they would be useful, so I put a bid on it. I was surprised to see that no one bid against me. I am slowly reading these publications. As you've mentioned, I found many good tips.
I am pretty sure that I have many. I use to sell Brother Knitting Machines. Send me a PM.
I have stacks of them and read and re-read them. The gal I bought my KM from gave them to me. Lucky me.
I have purchased a number of Alles issues on Ebay and have found a lot of great information in them. I would alsorecommend Linda Williams and her newsletter/magazine, Country Knitting of Maine News & Views. She purchased the rights to Alles Hutchinson's books and has reprinted many of them. Her publication is patterned after Alles. She also has written a number of booklets of her own. You can find information about all of her publications on her website, www.countryknittingofmaine.com