As I've told you before, I fulfilled myself a longstanding wish. I bought a Circular Knitting Machine from the last century - or is it the century before the last ?!?
It's a Legare - send to me from Sweden - by a lovely raveler, Caprifool..
With the machine came a boatload of wool - all of which has to wait to be documented. The most used was the email he sent me to get me started.
How to assemble the machine, and a handful of very useful youtube video's and pointers. I'm gonna share them here when I get to them.
First up, how to make a setup - bonnet.
This is the result:
He gave me instructions how to make heel- forks - to weigh the work down when making shortrows.
Here they are:
Three forks from the second- hand- shop, 25 cents.
An old napkin I kept for the colours, which I love - repurpose.
A bag of dried peas from the kitchen, approx 50 cents
A length of lint to make the bows.....
and the third weight houses some old rings, it's heavier than the two with peas, and is used in the middle.
Today I had a few hours to practice heels.
The fifth was the first I've managed without dropping a stitch, the sixth had me lose one, which I noticed right away. So I'm really happy with the improvement.
The video that Caprifool sent me, I've watches at least 120 times by now ;-)
No-wrap heel on the CSM.
Go have a look!
Another video, which I will see hundreds of times in the following months is this one:
Kitchener stitch to close the toe.
So, lots of entertaining things to keep me busy, thanks so much Caprifool!