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Archive for April 12th, 2010


Best of Both Worlds: Combining Machine Knitting and Hand Knitting

April 12th, 2010

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I tend to have many projects going at any given time, and sometimes I want to “skip to the good part” of a project.  It’s not that I don’t enjoy knitting stockinette stitch–I just want to finish more projects and the simple parts sometimes take a while.  Patty from the Lion Brand Yarn Studio posted a great example of how she combined machine knitting and hand knitting to make a sweater go a little faster.  Click here to check out how she got through 8″ of her cardigan in 12 minutes!  I admit, at first I thought it was “cheating”, and then I remembered that I have enough potential hand knitting projects to last me a lifetime.  If machine knitting parts means more projects off the needles, I’m all for it.  If you’re in the New York City area and you’d like a demo, stop by the Studio or call them to book a private lesson.

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