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Old 11-13-2012, 06:02 AM   #1
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Any knitting machines that can make scarfs/hats easily?
Before I go on I know machines are probally not the best way and it makes more sense to go free hand (but I cant control the spasms in my body and there becoming more frequent so it makes holding stuff hard for me. This is why I want to use a machine. Anyways on to the question.

I want to make small gifts for my nephews and my family and stuff.....

So is there any machine that can make scarfs and hats easily (i have seen 1 or 2 videos but I am not sure if there good or not)

I dont want to spend alot as It could be cheaper buying them.....But I still want to maybe look into machines.

If anyone has ideas post the name and or video I want to see examples (or i will look up)

but i do need names and ideas....

Does anyone have ideas?
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:38 PM   #2
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Most of the knitters here knit with needles. There is nothing wrong with machine knitting, so please don't feel like there is. I googled machine knitting help You are most welcome here and we'd love to see things you've made but you might get better, faster answers at another site.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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If I didnt have muscle issues I would do needle but I cant its hard for me to hold stuff now.
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #4
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If you join, I believe there's a few groups for machine knitting and quite a few patterns for them. Search in the 'groups' and 'patterns' tabs on the top of the page. I've run into one woman who has converted several patterns for machine knitting.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #5
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I would think that just about any knitting machine would be able to handle scarves since they 're generally long rectangles. However, I'm not sure about using a machine to knit in the round for a hat. Perhaps it could be knitted flat on a machine and then seamed up by hand? It's certainly worth asking a knowledgeable person about!

One other place you might check for information on knitting machines is in knitting magazines. I know Knit 'n Style has reviewed knitting machines in the past. However, with that said, I wouldn't recommend getting a subscription to a bunch of knitting magazines just for that purpose. Instead, perhaps you could browse through some copies at your local library or even flip through some at a news stand.

Good luck in your search for a good knitting machine. I hope you can find something you enjoy and that fits your budget and needs perfectly.

If you are able to make some items via a machine, please do post some pictures for us to see. Even though most of us here hand knit, we are very much interested in all things knitting!
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:15 PM   #6
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There was a discussion here awhile back about knitting machines and it may have some useful advice.
You may also be able to pm some of the posters for more information and reommendations.
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