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Aug 1, 2018 06:38:13   #
Jane, he’s lovely.
Which book is he from?
Again, I would love the pattern.
Mary x
 
Jul 23, 2018 13:46:03   #
Another lovely toy. Well done.
Jul 18, 2018 05:57:01   #
Love your cheeky monkey.
I am looking for a project for charity and he would suit. I don't seem to be motivated at the moment to knit so when I saw peanuts this jerked me into wanting to resume my knitting. Do you have a pattern available or can you point me in the right direction to access a pattern.
Mar 22, 2017 04:44:45   #
Hi to Jackdigger,
I've suggested to Catharine we get together some time. Would you be interested? I'm Ipswich based.
My email is mary.raspin99@gmail.com.
Mar 21, 2017 07:35:29   #
Welcome, I'm based in Ipswich so very pleased to hear you are local. I have an old knitmaster 328 with a SRP-50 ribber. I would be pleased to meet up sometime. I've been trying to find a local group of knitters so if you track one down please let me know.
Mary
Mar 18, 2017 08:10:55   #
Thanks for all your lovely comments.
I didn't have a pattern I looked on You tube for ideas and just had a go. I did a swatch which I washed three times and then based the bag size on the final 60 rows and 40 stitches measurements. The final bag unwashed was 17 inches high by 20 inches wide. Next time I will do more rows as I would have liked the final bag to be deeper. This one ended up 9.5 inches high and 16 inches wide. Ideally I would like it 12 X 16 inches. I did sew across the bottom corners to give it a base and also pinched in a bit at the top. These were ideas a picked up off You tube.
The wool was 100% Shetland wool bought off eBay from a company in Manchester U.K. It was a little thin being a 3/4 ply but I only have a standard gauge machine so the bag was always going to be light.
The photo below is the unwashed bag.


 
Mar 17, 2017 14:58:06   #
I promised I would show the completed bag. Reasonably pleased for a first attempt but will re think the strap next time.


Mar 17, 2017 14:43:11   #
Hi, bag completed, reasonably pleased except for the handle. Next time I need to rethink, may be 3, I-cords, one in each colour and plaited may work better.
I only did 2 washes as it shrank so much.


Mar 9, 2017 08:07:41   #
Raspo wrote:
I've put the swatch through a third wash. I have done some calculations and in the process of knitting a bag. It will be all trial and error. Hopefully it will work out. I will post a picture when finished regardless of the result.
Thanks for all your support.
Mar 9, 2017 03:45:13   #
Thanks, I'll try that one next, if this one is successful.
Mar 8, 2017 03:54:32   #
I've put the swatch through a third wash. I have done some calculations and in the process of knitting a bag. It will be all trial and error. Hopefully it will work out. I will post a picture when finished regardless of the result.
Thanks for all your support.
 
Mar 6, 2017 08:26:45   #
My try putting this swatch through again! Thanks
Mar 6, 2017 08:21:13   #
Success, my swatch has felted. After 2 wash cycles, approximately an hour each cycle, in the front loading machine it has gone from 8 inches to 5.5 inches in length and 6.4 to 5.2 inches in width. My only concern is that I used the 3/4 ply Shetland wool on tension 10 so the swatch is quite thin. I think this is the best I can do with my machine.


Mar 5, 2017 03:54:17   #
Hi,
I'm using an old knitmaster 328, which I have had from new. I had put it away for 25 years in the loft but recently had it serviced and it is working very well. I do have a ribber attached. I have purchased some 3/4 ply 100% pure Shetland wool and am starting to sample test and then wash to see if this wool will felt. I'm deciding whether to work 1 strand or 2, every needle or maybe every other needle. Any other suggestions would be appreciated.
Mar 3, 2017 08:19:11   #
Hi,
I'm tempted to try and machine knit a shoulder bag and then felt the result with a front loading washing machine. Is this possible with an ordinary, not bulky, knitting machine. Also there seems very limited suppliers of felting yarn. Does anyone have any sources. I'm UK based.
Any suggestions will be gratefully received.
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