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Old 02-05-2007, 01:53 PM   #1
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Do You Use a Knitting Machine?
Years ago hubby got me a knitting machine for Christmas...........I didn't know how to knit yet, but (thought it was a sweet gift) I sent it back! There was something just WRONG about doing it on a machine, like I was cheating or something.

Am I weird? OK, I know I'm weird...........
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Old 02-05-2007, 01:54 PM   #2
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I love my machine. I don't use it that often, but it is perfect for projects that require a lot of straight stockinette. I am currently working on writing a few patterns for machine knitting.
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:18 PM   #3
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I suppose if one were knitting for profit or something I could see it. I knit to relax so a machine just wouldn't make sense for me.
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Old 02-05-2007, 02:20 PM   #4
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David Demchuk posted a review for his knitting machine here:

http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter06/FEATwin06KLM.html

I don't own a machine, but my grandmother did. She also did crochet, hand knitting, embroidery, sewing and many other things.
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Old 02-05-2007, 03:31 PM   #5
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I have a Silver Reed knitting machine and I love it! Hand knitting and machine knitting are really not very similar. I like that I can use the mechanical part of my brain to do the machine stuff. It's fun. I definitely do more by hand than by machine though. Portability and all.

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Old 02-05-2007, 03:39 PM   #6
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I agree with that. I really learned a lot about the mechanics of the stitches. My machine doesn't have a ribber, so to do ribbing, you had to drop your knit stitches and then work them back up with a hook. The same for cabling. To have the stitches on the hooks, and be able to see them all nicely separated and defined made it easier to understand the construction of the stitches and how they worked together.

I do agree though, it is not the same thing at all. We started a thread in the blog section for machine knitters. Of course, I've been sick, so I haven't set up my machine yet.
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Old 02-05-2007, 08:17 PM   #7
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my mom has one and eveytime i tell her about a blanket i wanna do she says we could doit on the machine which is not up... i don't say anything but in my head i don't want to. 1. its at herhouse. 2 i just don't feel right. like i didn't do anything... i don'tknow. if i ever get my business going i might consider it.
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Agree!

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Originally Posted by Ingrid
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