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Exploring machine knitting and other crafts

Downloadable sock label template

Machine knit socks make a wonderful gift, and a nice label with some care instructions can help package them up nicely. Here is a sock label template for free download that I made. I printed them on a lightweight card... Continue Reading →


Boxy Sweater

An easy beginner sweater with little shaping. The rolled hem detail adds some interest. This sweater is based on a hand knit pattern that was easy to convert to machine knitting. Machine Type Standard gauge with ribber Materials About 220g... Continue Reading →

Cloche Hat

I had a request for a cloche hat, and this pattern by fit the bill. It incorporated some techniques that were new to me including a picot hem, decorative chain stitch, and garter bar decreases. Machine Type Bulky Pattern Slisen's... Continue Reading →

Oversized shrug

A perfect beginner project because of how simple but gratifying it is, this shrug was my first project on the SK155. Machine Type Bulky with Ribber Materials 3 skeins (about 600g) of Bernat Premium. Ravelry indicates this yarn is discontinued,... Continue Reading →

Another pair of Felted Slippers

Instructions and details on making felted slippers can be found on my Felted Slippers post. This was my second try at the Felted Slippers. The first pair ended up quite large, despite putting it through two cycles in my top... Continue Reading →

Bulky Socks

I decided to try and make a pair of socks on the bulky machine. I have made many pairs on the standard gauge, but was curious how they would turn out on the bulky. It also gave me the opportunity... Continue Reading →

Short Rows

A collection of resources on how to do short rows on the knitting machine. Downloads Studio Tips and Techniques Issue 35 Short Rowed Neckline Shaping Photo Tutorials Short-rowing part 1 - one side only Short-rowing part 2 - knitting a... Continue Reading →

The Zen of machine knitting

The learning curve for machine knitting is quite steep, because a lot of things need to be just right in order for the knitting to happen smoothly. When just starting out, we naturally are completely unaware of all of these... Continue Reading →

Felted Slippers

These cozy felted slippers are easy to make and a wonderful gift for someone who appreciates hand made items. They are made on a single bed, so no ribber required. Machine Type Bulky Materials 200g of worsted weight wool (not... Continue Reading →

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