Hello, my name is Andrea from Northern Ireland. I am an enthusiastic machine knitter but am interested in all things woollen. I am an active member of the NI Machine Knitters Guild which has renewed my interest in machine knitting. I own a standard Brother 940 electronic knitting machine and a Brother Chunky. I also hand knit and love looking at new wools and patterns.
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Hi, I have been enjoying the sunshine and Easter break and have not had a chance to do any knitting or blogging.
My next project is to complete a jacket on my chunky machine. I spied a lovely pattern on Deramore's web site and bought a torquoise King Cole Magnum Chunky.
Pattern for Chunky Jacket
Although the pattern is for handknitting, I liked the different direction of the knitting and after doing a few tension squares, converted it for my chunky machine. At Tension 8, a 10cm square is 14 sts wide by 20 rows high. This is not exactly the same as the handknitted pattern but I was able to convert it.
The jacket is knitted is sections - the arms are knitted in two halves and continue to form the back yoke and front yokes. Smaller rectangles are knitted with the rib for the bottom part of the jacket. Finally, a collar and bands are added. As you can see, I have some parts knit and hopefully the jigsaw will all fit together.
On my standard machine, I am still completing some squares for my baby blanket and have bought some of the yarn in another colour to make the blanket bigger and more interesting. I will update you on this later.