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South Bay Machine Knitting Meetup Group, June


Topic: Patterning with punchcards. We’ll cover some of the slightly less common techniques such as single-motif and 2-color tuck. And how to get get going again at the right place in the pattern after you have ripped back a few rows, or need to restart on the second side of a neckline. Similar techniques are used on electronic machines as well.

Beginners are always welcome, there'll be a knitting machine available for newcomers to try out. If you have a machine that you don't know how to use, bring it along and we'll help you get started. 

Questions unrelated to the topic of the day are encouraged too. This time we have a question about the Brother electronic machines and the PPD (Pattern Programing Device) so there will be a short demo of that as well, time permitting. A topic that we can cover in more depth at some later meeting.

A $3 donation is requested towards the room and Meetup fees. Guests and first-time attendees are free.

5:30 Setup, socialize, beginner questions. Show up whenever you can, you do not need to arrive exactly on time.

6:15 Demo

8:00 Start to pack up.

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  • Sara K.

    I'm convinced that I need to stay with my punchcard machine for now. The electronic machines seem much more complex. Great demo Adrienne!

    June 17, 2014

    • Adrienne

      That is exactly why I suggest that beginners start with punchcard machines, the electronic machines can be a bit overwhelming when everything else is new too. But this demo took us right into the most complex part of using an electronic machine, we glossed over the basics. Using the built-in patterns is similar to using a punchcard, just a different set of set-up operations to get familiar with.

      June 17, 2014

    • Margaret

      Only someone really disciplined would claim that punchcards are easier than electronics. Punchcards (in my opinion) require far more discipline than electronics because they depend on strict number repeats. You need a tight sense of order with punchcards. This is why I gone manual. Total freedom, peeps.

      June 17, 2014

  • lorna w.

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge! Sorry we couldn't stay to help you lug all that stuff out. :(

    June 17, 2014

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