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Jun 18, 2017 11:21:09   #
Gweniepooh (a regular here)
 
I had posted in the Main that I just got a very simple (?) knitting machine at an auction. It is not a fancy one but to just try it out I entered a bid; The Ultimate Sweater Machine. I've yet to unpack it but looking forward to giving it a try. Just giving you folks a heads up that I'll probably be asking for help, tips, suggestions and look forward to trying this out. Thanking you all in advance.
 
Jun 18, 2017 11:37:50   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
I just answered your other post :)

I have a Bond Classic which is the earliest of the USM machines. I still love it.
Way back then I used to use knitting patterns and magazines... this was pre-internet. There is a collection of Bond magazines available from https://myknittingmachinesandme.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/bond-magazines/
Not just good for patterns but the articles and comments within are well worth browsing.
Jun 18, 2017 12:05:17   #
Marge in MI
 
when you unpack the machine, spend adequate time to look over the books included. also see the website listed above. then, start at the beginning of the book and follow each instruction as listed. this is a very good instruction book, keep it handy.
Jun 18, 2017 13:02:52   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
Can you see through the keyplates that come with the USM? You can with the Bond ones... Without any yarn, if you can slowly run the keyplate across the needles and watch how everything moves you'll have a good idea what is going on when you are actually knitting with it. You'll see that when the needles are in proper positions things go well, if they are somehow moved from proper position you'll see that, and know better how to deal with it. You'll also see the areas that will benefit from some wax to help things move smoothly.
These can do so much and be so much fun, keep us up to date!
Jun 19, 2017 09:34:12   #
Gweniepooh (a regular here)
 
I didn't realize that admin was transferring my post and now have two posts going....sorry about that. What an adventure this new "toy" is going to be. Thank you, everyone, for your tips. I'll certainly be back!
Jun 19, 2017 13:34:28   #
Schnauzermom
 
Hi Gweniepooh, I'm your neighbor (almost) over in Alabama. Your gonna love Machine knitting but I must warn you, it is addictive. I'm still a simi-newbie but I get lots of good help here. Sometimes we talk about knitting and sometimes other things. My day would not be complete without seeing what everyone is up to. You have gotten some good info already and You Tube is great so just explore and let us know how we can help.
 
Jun 19, 2017 18:55:32   #
Cookiecat (a regular here)
 
Gweniepooh wrote:
I didn't realize that admin was transferring my post and now have two posts going....sorry about that. What an adventure this new "toy" is going to be. Thank you, everyone, for your tips. I'll certainly be back!


I have one also, plus other Bond machines- there are great videos on You Tube from Roberta Rose Kelley, Susy Ranner and others...Great machine for worsted, afghans, easy to change colors on the fly with the USM.
Jun 19, 2017 19:06:22   #
MegsyStylish
 
Hi Gweniepooh!

There is a machine knitters group in the Metro Atlanta area you might want to get in touch with - Metro Atlanta Machine Knitters. We meet at Ashby Sewing in Kennesaw on the first Saturday in June at 1:30 pm. A bit of a drive from Athens, I know - I drive down from Young Harris as often as I can.

Welcome to the obsession!
 
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