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Dec 28, 2011 13:03:40   #
SandiRose
 
Hi,
I live in Birmingham UK, I am finding it hard to get hold of cones of wool because all of the shops are now closed down. Is it possible to use hand kniting wool on a machine or is it not the same/
thanks
Sandirose
 
Dec 28, 2011 13:17:56   #
ksojerio
 
Hand knitting yarns can be used on the machine. Be sure that you are using a yarn size that is suitable for your machine. Most HK yarns will need to be rewound for center pull, eliminating any drag on the yarn as it feeds into the machine. Or, you can hand pull the yarn or pool the yarn like some Bond users do.
Dec 28, 2011 13:23:06   #
SandiRose
 
thank you
Dec 28, 2011 13:27:47   #
Deb-Babbles
 
The only thing I have not been able to use on my Bond is the very very heavy type of yarns. Yes I pull and pool yarn so that there is no drag on the yarn.
I have to tell you that this is the only way I have been able to work with wool. It makes me itch when I have to handle it a lot. So my MK has given he a special type of treat. Now I can use all the gift yarns of wool that I have gotten... Is that not the best...
Dec 28, 2011 16:40:47   #
ksojerio
 
Also, HK yarns are not usually waxed, as are MK yarns. You may find that there is a great deal of "drag" when knitting them
on a machine.

I think there is spray that you can use on your HK yarns, if that is a problem, but, I can't remember the name.
Dec 28, 2011 17:18:38   #
SandiRose
 
okay, thanks for your help
 
Dec 29, 2011 00:30:32   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
ebay.....tons of stuff...
Dec 29, 2011 05:53:14   #
Celt Knitter
 
I posted these before: Here's my list of places to avoid if you are a yarn hoarder like me.:
http://www.woolsack.org/node/2 yarn supplier list
http://www.fairfieldyarns.co.uk/
http://www.stephthornton.co.uk/knitting/kmailord.htm supplier list
http://www.bramwellcrafts.co.uk/Products/002300030001
http://www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk/Cashmilon_4_Ply.html
http://www.colourmart.com/
http://www.knitwitspenzance.co.uk/news.php?n_id=25
http://www.texere-yarns.co.uk/texereshop/Aran_Knitting_Yarns.html
http://www.hcscrafts.co.uk/category.php?manufacturer_id=1
http://www.ukalpaca.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=91
http://www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk/Jumper-weight-500g-Cones
http://discountknittingmachines.co.uk/Store/machine_knitting_wool
http://eltonvaleyarns.co.uk/product.htm
http://www.maggieandrews.supanet.com/machine-knitting-sites.htm m/k sites
If you use hand knitting yarn, make sure you have the wax disk on the machine a machine yarn is often coated to make it slip through the needles better. I have ,in the past, cut about 1 1/2 -2 inches of plain white candle, removed the wick and threaded the yarn through it
SandiRose wrote:
Hi,
I live in Birmingham UK, I am finding it hard to get hold of cones of wool because all of the shops are now closed down. Is it possible to use hand kniting wool on a machine or is it not the same/
thanks
Sandirose
Dec 29, 2011 05:53:37   #
Celt Knitter
 
I posted these before; t6he majority of them are mk yarn suppliers:
Here's my list of places to avoid if you are a yarn hoarder like me.:
http://www.woolsack.org/node/2 yarn supplier list
http://www.fairfieldyarns.co.uk/
http://www.stephthornton.co.uk/knitting/kmailord.htm supplier list
http://www.bramwellcrafts.co.uk/Products/002300030001
http://www.yeoman-yarns.co.uk/Cashmilon_4_Ply.html
http://www.colourmart.com/
http://www.knitwitspenzance.co.uk/news.php?n_id=25
http://www.texere-yarns.co.uk/texereshop/Aran_Knitting_Yarns.html
http://www.hcscrafts.co.uk/category.php?manufacturer_id=1
http://www.ukalpaca.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=30&products_id=91
http://www.shetlandwoolbrokers.co.uk/Jumper-weight-500g-Cones
http://discountknittingmachines.co.uk/Store/machine_knitting_wool
http://eltonvaleyarns.co.uk/product.htm
http://www.maggieandrews.supanet.com/machine-knitting-sites.htm m/k sites
If you use hand knitting yarn, make sure you have the wax disk on the machine a machine yarn is often coated to make it slip through the needles better. I have ,in the past, cut about 1 1/2 -2 inches of plain white candle, removed the wick and threaded the yarn through it
SandiRose wrote:
Hi,
I live in Birmingham UK, I am finding it hard to get hold of cones of wool because all of the shops are now closed down. Is it possible to use hand kniting wool on a machine or is it not the same/
thanks
Sandirose
Dec 29, 2011 05:57:43   #
xarriage1952
 
you can buy cones of yarn from Uppinghams or bsk or ebay as I do. Yeomans sell cones as well and on some you don't have to pay p/p.
Dec 29, 2011 07:39:56   #
Bettyline
 
I emailed Bond when I could not get bulky yarn to work. The lady said to use the #4 plate and SKIP EVERY OTHER ROW. That worked very well. The only thing I could not figure out was how to rib when every other row is skipped.
 
Dec 29, 2011 08:40:58   #
jemima
 
I have used hand knit wool on a machine but found it easier to wind it on a used old cone.
Dec 29, 2011 09:59:22   #
dragonfliee
 
all i have ever used is HK yarn on my bulky machine. Good Luck.
Dec 29, 2011 10:27:40   #
Elis
 
Hand knitting yarns give excellent results so far as the knitting goes, but all those ends to be sewn in and all that yarn to be waxed! For we machine users Uppingham Yarns (wools.co.uk)have a really excellent range, and many of the best deals are for cones from industrial knitters' suppliers - the only down side is that you get more than enough for one garment. But we're used to building up a store, aren't we. I recently bought a cone of 50/50 cashmere-dacron, enough for a jacket, a jumper, some gloves and enough left for two more jumpers for well under £10!
Dec 29, 2011 11:28:42   #
Ingried
 
Wind hand knitting yarn into balls and all will be fine. I also have knitted with Needlpoint Yarn (which I bought in pound skeins) on the machine.
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