Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Another knitting sample

OK. Another sample done with tan baby yarn from JA and some very light rust colored cone yarn.  At top you can see the bind off stitches, done using crochet hook after using cord and waste yarn.  Small steps with new skills!  Nice weights, eh?

Monday, February 17, 2014

More Machine Knitting

Here are a couple of recent "accomplishments" in my machine knitting saga.  I am not able to find all of the original punch cards but there are downloadable cards online.  I printed out the downloads and with a blank punch card and a punch, I made my own!  Not without some errors, but again I'm learning!  To prove it works, I did put it in the Brother KH836e machine and created my first sample of faire isle/two color knitting!  Whoopee!  This post is just to document small steps in forward progress πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜›πŸ˜ƒ

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Machine knit hat

It is a hat!  I am still learning technique more than producing garments, but this time there is a productπŸ˜€. Made with my Brother KH 836 machine.  I used two types of cream color yarn remnants--acrylic.  The pink/purple is hand dyed sock yarn from an Etsy Shop called Lazer Sheep.  Nothing special about the hat.  Cast on 160 stitches and knit a total of 210 rows.  I knit 70 cream, 70 pink, and another 70 cream.  Seems like it would be easy, but I had to rip out and start over when about 3/4 done.  I'm learning to use transfer tools, yarn winder, and ripping skills.  All good!