Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 17, 2014
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 😃😛😃
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It is a hat! I am still learning technique more than producing garments, but this time there is a product😀. 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!