June 3 @ 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM BST
Join us as we welcome Kandy Diamond and her knitting machine for a live demo and hands-on mini-workshop to launch her new book Discovering Machine Knitting (The Crowood Press Ltd).
Come and try out machine knitting for yourself, and make yourself a knitted bookmark to take home!
This is the ultimate guide to machine knitting. This book has been designed to help you demystify machine knitting. Perfect for beginners, it starts with how the machine works and how stitches are formed, all the way through to shaping garment panels to your desired size and fit.
Each chapter focuses on different skills that build throughout the book, with lots of projects so you can put the skills into practice and make some knits for yourself. Designer Profiles at the end of each chapter showcase the work of professional machine knitters to provide context, inspiration and celebrate the huge potential for creativity in machine knitting. From troubleshooting and looking after the machine to using more advanced techniques such as intarsia and shaping, this book will help you fall in love with your knitting machine.
If you work through the step-by-step instructions and projects in this book, by the end of it you will be designing and knitting your own garments!