Today we had our “redovisning” or “presentation” for a machine knitting project at school.
I am an experienced hand-knitter but a novice at the machine! I learned a lot along the way, not least to avoid wearing long sleeves (yes, I jammed my jumper in the machine -twice!) There is a lot of fine-tuning work to do by hand. A surprising amount in fact. And cable twists are a sight to behold but take a loooooong time!
I hope these pictures reveal a bit about the process of machine knitting and provide a bit of inspiration to anyone out there in blog land to give it a try. I am hoping to keep going and to try more projects in the future as I just started to find my groove as the project time drew to a close.
The final details were knitted and crocheted by hand. In fact it was a chance to catch up with all the murder and intrigue in the series “Shetland” showing on Swedish television while knitting with the delicious Shetland yarn!
Let us say it was a bit of a “love-hate” relationship, but the machine and I did eventually build some kind of understanding and started to head towards friendship. Certainly I have a lot of respect for those that can really drive these machines with confidence and I was inspired to see what the second year students came up with. Kristina kindly let me share some pictures from her brilliant presentation…
Happy Knitting – Machine or otherwise!