Past Meetup

South Bay Machine Knitting Meetup Group, January

This Meetup is past

7 people went


Note the later-than-usual start time, 12:30.

Topic: Patterns for machine knitting. There are patterns out there, but the original yarn is often unobtainable, or the style is outdated, or the instructions are for a different machine than the one you have. Let's bring some recent hand-knitting magazines and see what is easily converted. How to work with a schematic and the yarn you have, to calculate your gauge and make it the right size. Then maybe February's topic can be the KnitLeader/KnitRadar?

And there's how to read charts, whether designed for a machine or converted from hand-knitting; Hung-Tsu had an interesting-looking chart for a tuck-lace pattern that we could try.

We might also be continuing last week's discussion about garter carriages, depends who shows up with what equipment and questions.

And just 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.

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

Approximate agenda:

12:30 Setup and questions.
Show up whenever you can. The first hour or so is for setup, socializing and beginner help.

1:30 Announcements, followed by Show & Tell.

2:00 Demo. We can cover gauge swatches briefly. Tuck-lace from a chart. And continuing from last week, I found some more ways of making wide cables.

Afternoon: Freeform. Bring your machine, some yarn and your questions.

5:00 Pack up