Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Machine Knitting Monthly May 2011

On Saturday, my letterbox rattled with the delivery of the May issue of Machine Knitting Monthly.

Interesting Patterns
Ladies Jumper designed by Clair Crowston - this is in Bramwell Artistic and has a wavy hem and a small piece of hand manipulated lace. Can be knit in a short sleeve, three quarter sleeve and long sleeve
Man's Jumper on the Passap which says is especially easy for beginners
Family Favourites - a selection of a cardigan, jumpers and waistcost for all the family. This is knit in King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK on a mid-gauge machine with a ribber.
Ladies Cardigan using Garter Carriage in 4 ply
Ladies Chunky Jacket/Cardigan knit on a chunky machine which is a lovely shape. This is a garment which I would like to knit
A Circular Shawl using the holding method - I cannot really get my head around the pattern but it does look interesting.
There are also 3 patterns for children's items
Other Interesting Articles
The other articles which stand out for me are
Tips of the Trade - an article well worth reading with hints and tips on machine knitting
Bill King's Masterclass on Fisherman's Rib to give a bias appearance
Classwise covers Advanced Holding Position
Jo Newton's picture of a ferret to put on a punchcard or electronic machine

I have not finished reading this issue in depth and will have to try out some of the ideas. As usual it is all a matter of finding time.  Off to hang out the washing etc etc

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