More Machine Knitting Fun!

I actually FINALLY finished my first proper projects on my shop display Bond Ultimate Sweater Machine. I got it to cast one beautifully, and despite only a few dropped stitches (rookie mistakes!) I completed not one, but TWO projects in two evenings:

1.  Pram Blanket in Caron Simply Soft ‘Dark Country Blue’ and ‘Soft Blue’, with crocheted picot edging.

This is the blanket on the machine.

This is the finished blanket.

The simply soft just glides through the carriage – very easy to work with.

2.  Novelty Yarn shrug

This was knit with one of those multi novelty yarns that were in Spotlight this year –

Moda Vera ‘Millefoglie’ – different textured and coloured novelty yarns on the one ball.

I started off knitting a scarf, but cast off (stupidly) after only one ball, so thought “What can I do with such a short piece??”  Then it hit me!  A shrug, of course!

So I sewed along from the wrist end of the piece, a third of the way along and then from the other end, a third of the way along.

The only thing I found hard with this yarn was the suede part of the yarn ball – very thick – a bit thick even for my mid-gauge Bond.

Anyway, sorry there’s no pics of the finished shrug – it’s getting dark and not time to take a picture – besides I’m hungry and want to finish this post!  🙂

4 Replies to “More Machine Knitting Fun!”

  1. Hi there, just blog hopping. 🙂
    Love that blanket. I’ve never seen anything on a knitting machine before. Looks like it’s very interesting to work with.
    Take care! 🙂

  2. Thanks Zuleika. The crochet edging I did after it came off the machine (to try and stop the curling) didn’t work out as well as I wanted. I was trying to be fancy with a picot trim, but would have been better off with just a simple single crochet. Oh well, live and learn!

  3. I have a Bellinkey linker. I’ve had it for 20 years and have not used it for the past 10. I need it now to put a sweater together but it isn’t working right and I do not have the instructions. I think it is threaded right and all that but it doesn’t work right.

    Do you have the instruction booklet that came with the machine and can you make a copy of it and send it to me. Let me know the cost and I will send you a check.

    Thanking you in advance.

    Dave Abrams in sunny Florida and it is warm.

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