I think this sweater is absolutely stunning: I haven’t chosen a yarn, but it’s definitely in the cards if I can ever figure out how to keep work from getting in the way of my knitting. You’ll find the pattern on Ravelry… and since Ravelry doesn’t support DAK files, Natalia has graciously given me permission [...]
This scarf can be knit on any gauge manual machine with any yarn. The sample to the left was knit on a Studio SK155 (bulky) at T8 with Berrocco Mohair Classic to achieve a soft airy look with a gauge of about 3 stitches x 5 rows per inch. Instructions Loosely cast on 28 [...]
I’m sure you’ve heard all of the White/Superba owners talk about the wonderful rib they create on their French knitting machines. I assure you, it’s all true… I almost always do my ribs on my 1602, even if I’m going to knit the rest of the garment on my Brother KH860.
But sometimes I want to do a quick pair of socks and I don’t want to go to all the trouble of swapping machines around just to knit a couple of ribbed cuffs… so this is how I do my rib cast-ons to produce a nice finished edge on the Japanese machines. Still not as nice as the Superba, but good ‘nuf. [...]
I love having onion rings with my burgers and steaks, but they’re sometimes more trouble than what it’s worth.