"Machine knitting can have a VERY steep learning curve, depending on what you are trying to master. It can be discouraging, yes I really do know - been there!
But please, please, please remember this...
When everything goes south, after hours and hours of patience, remind yourself:
IT'S ONLY YARN!!!"
"Many hand knitters, lacking knowledge and awareness of the machine knitting craft, feel it's cheating to use a knitting machine. It is not! Much like hand sewing vs sewing machines, it is a separate, entirely different and
highly skilled craft.
We do not just throw yarn at the machine
and expect it to knit!
How we sometimes wish that were possible though..."
I am a fiber artist, machine knitter, production knitter and knitwear designer/pattern writer. I acquired my first knitting machine back in the mid-'80s when machine knitting was flourishing and Brother, Passap among other companies were cranking out beautiful new machines, and monthly machine knitting magazine publications were numerous.
Things have indeed changed.
I care a great deal about the machine knitting community, which has diminished considerably in recent years. My interest is in encouraging new machine knitters to acquire reliable equipment, begin to learn with a well written, easy to follow pattern and some good (not necessarily expensive) yarns, and to stick with it until you get over the learning curve (it will happen if you persevere). I'm hopeful my efforts will help to keep this fascinating art of machine knitting alive.
Offering clean, complete, well serviced knitting machines and resources to new and seasoned machine knitters is what I do. Upon request, I can put together nice extras to complement your machine purchase, if your interest is in building up your stash of accessories and reference library materials.
Please email any questions about anything on this website that interests you, and thanks for visiting!