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Here's a pretty stitch, with knit-side texture, to make on almost any knitting machine. For more machine knitting ideas, free patterns, techniques and lessons, visit http://diananatters.blogspot.com. Diana's books and videos are available at dianaknits.com
***As mentioned, this weight yarn is too heavy for this machine. But it was all I had and I really wanted to try the punch card for the first time.*** This was a newly acquired, decades-old knitting machine that got destroyed in transit. I glued humpty-dumpty back together, refurbished the rusty machine, and got it barely working. Testing the 24-stitch punchcard mechanism that is built in to this Studio 360K aka SK360 or Singer 260 (I think?) Punched a semi-blank punchcard with a custom gem design. It's kind of big and gaudy as a repeat, but I think it'll look good as a single motif. Maybe next video I'll do that.
Meda Hand Knitting Apparatus / Meda Handstrickapparat basic operation. This is an unscripted, unrehearsed recording, and I am speaking in language that I am not fluent in. Please ignore the umms and ahhs and clumsy expressions and concentrate on the ingenuity of the Meda mechanism.
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In my master class I showed the method of machine knitting angled pocket.
Here I have used the following abbreviations:
NWP – Non Working Position
WP – Working Position
HP – Holding Position
ST(s) – stitch(es)
Knitter – Main Carriage
Ribber – Ribber Carriage