Adventures in Machine Knitting Part Deux – Brother KH965
Having everything set up this week has actually made me a bit more determined to get the hang of machine knitting. I’ve joined a very friendly Ravelry group who have been really helpful, and with a bit of practice I’ve got the hang of threading the machine correctly. I think this was why I was dropping stitches – and today I even managed to pick some back up again!
Here’s owl no.3 – looking slightly better than my first attempt, although he’s a bit scruffy as the colours have laddered slightly. I’ve learned what caused this now – that the contrast colour also needs to go all the way to the edge of the knitting, which wasn’t something I’d considered when programming in the picture.
So rather than the stress of re- programming the image, which I think I’ll put on hold for a bit, I thought I’d have a go at some of the patterns already in the machine.
Here are some rams:
And some elephants!
I’m definitely finding using the knitting machine easier with practice – like all new things I suppose. I even found I was looking at patterns for jumpers (I’d like a nice lacy one please) but had to slow myself down.
Not much else to report today – it was beautifully sunny outside and I stayed in doing this! I will get out more tomorrow
What have you been up to?