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Type of yarn for my first knitting machine ?
I am about to get my first knitting machine and I have to choose between a Brother KH965 and a Brother CHUNKY KH 270.
Brother KH 965 - Needle Pitch: 4.5mm (5.6 Gauge)
Brother CHUNKY KH 270 - Needle pitch: 9mm
Now, my question to you would be : which one to chose, considering that I mostly work with DK light worsted weight yarn (8ply) 11 wpi ?
I'm a complete beginner with a knitting machine and truly need your help!
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New machine knitter, problems with looping
Hello, Machine Knitters,
I’m learning to use a Brother KH830 and can cast on ok but I sometimes get loops of yarn appearing at the beginning of my rows as I’m knitting, as though the yarn is catching somewhere under the carriage. I also occasionally get random stitches hooked around the gate pegs, which I don’t notice until the weighted casting-on comb isn’t descending evenly as my knitting grows. It’s probably a very basic error but it’s driving me nuts! Any ideas what I’m doing wrong, please, and how to correct it? Many thanks.
Am I cracking up?
I am convinced I saw a post in the last couple of days (yes, I know its a long shot)
She had knitted a cabled head band for her mum I think.
I have looked through 10 pages of Newest Pictures, nothing there. No, I didn't comment on it or bookmark it
Does it 'ring a bell' with anyone please?
Men's crochet hook
I am going to teach basic crochet stitching for pot holder. The gentleman"s hand are big and fingers long. I saw Crochet Dude hooks and was wondering if this is the way to go. Anyone out that crochets have an idea?
I recently purchased a book called "Linking Knitwear for Machine Knitters" by Helen Sharp. (It is available on Amazon.) Lots of very clear photographs and concise instructions. How to calculate the length of a neck band and how to create them and link them were my favorite topics. It mostly covers using a Linker, but there is a section on linking using a knitting machine. It has the clearest set of instructions I've seen on how to calculate the length of the neckband (which is needed for machine AND hand knitters), and for me, it was worth the price just for that. --I have no financial interest in the sale of this book--
I placed my first-ever online yarn order last Tuesday night, ordering from Ice Yarns. I generally prefer 100 percent animal fibers and I limited myself on quantity, ordering a few sale items I thought I'd want to try, and one yarn that I could not say no to. Placed the order late Tuesday night, probably around midnight here on the east coast of the US, and received the package around 10:00am Monday. I haven't even touched the yarn with my bare skin yet so I don't know how I will find it in practice, but it looks good; shopping speed was very impressive; communication was great every step of the process; and it arrived with an Ice Yarns tote that, of course, I will be putting to good use! I'll update if I have anything specific to say about the yarn itself, but thus far you can count me in amongst those who applaud Ice Yarns as a company. And yes, shipping not be inexpensive but if you order more than just a couple of skeins, it is still a savings over what I have found domestically!
As you might infer from my order, I am clearly in an Autumnal State of Mind (okay, except for the purple mohair). The grey is sparkly. The yarn I could not pass up is the grey with large flecks of black, gold and burgundy.
As much as I would love to play with my new yarn, DH and I have great seats at tonight's NLCS Game 3, here at home, after the Nats have already taken the first two games!
G carriage help
I just bought a G carriage and got it working well with my 930E. I had to turn it off to go to bed. I made sure to stop it at the end of the pattern cycle. Now I have nothing but problems as I want to continue the pattern in my scarf. For starters I ended on the Left. When I attempt to return the carriage to the right to begin the pattern again, the G carriage will not light up even tho I made sure to go beyond the magnet on the left. I just had it knit across to the right which it did with no G light lit to begin from the Right. Now the G carriage light will light up nicely. However even tho my Electronic is lit with the proper number etc. the carriage moves from left to right with the needles all moving yet the yarn just passes over everything like it would if one had put all of the needles out of work short rowing. The counters all tell me it is progressing through the pattern but i can not get it to actualyl knit and pearl. What am I doing wrong? Help please. Jane
I combined two patterns, roadblocks, packed away for years. Just completed with more patience and less interest, needs blocking, but it's done! It fits and will be a sweater to grab for light warmth when needed. I've had a burst of interest in knitting after a few years and it will feel good to start a new project guilt-free with that UFO tub emptied! Happy fall knitting to you all.
I was wearing the socks that I knitted and they were rough and not soft. I know that they need to be knit tight to last and that soft isn't necessarily good for socks but does anyone know of a brand of yarn that is soft yet good for socks? My feet are sensitive and I want to enjoy wearing my hand knit socks. Thanks for your help.