Let's cover more than one topic:
- ribbers and DBJ (double bed jacquard)
- electronic patterning and the various hacks available
- and on a less geeky note, let's not forget that there's so much you can do with the most basic of tools, a plastic-bed mid-gauge machine. Mike will do a demonstration of lace and cables.
Bring your machine and knit. Beginners are always welcome, there'll be a machine available for newcomers to try out, and advice on what to buy. If you have a knitting machine that you don't know how to use, bring it along and we'll help you get started.
There's usually time for questions unrelated to the official topic of the day.
A $3 donation is requested towards the room and Meetup fees. Guests and first-time attendees are free.
Bring a lunch for yourself, or there are restaurants within walking distance. There's a sink in the room, but no fridge or microwave.
10:00 Setup and questions.
Show up whenever you can, exact punctuality is not required. The first hour or so is for setup, socializing and beginner help.
11:00 Announcements, followed by Show & Tell and Demo.
Demo: As we have all day, a good time to bring a ribber and show what it can do. First we'll cover set up, casting on and doing simple rib. There's lots more you can do with a ribber than that, such as racking, plating, and floatless color work, known as Double Bed Jacquard. We may get to combining DBJ with computer-downloadable images via a hacked cable.
12:30 Lunch. Eat in the room or go out.
Afternoon: Mike will demonstrate some hand-manipulated techniques for lace and cables on a mid-gauge machine, such as the difference between simple transfers vs multi step transfers. He will also cover the use of life lines.
Freeform. Bring your machine, some yarn, and your questions.
5:00 Pack up