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Cathryn



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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 1:53 pm    Post subject: Machine knitting  Reply with quote    

Is there such a thing as an attractive machine knit garment? I have a basic Bond Classic knitting machine and I'm wondering what to do with it. Mum cannot actually remember how to use it but I don't think it's too complicated is it?

Felting occurs to me but I am feeling unimaginative at the moment.

sally_in_wales
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Its very useful for making basic blank shapes that you can then do things to- those stoles I do start out as a length of machine knitting that I crochet ends on before felting them slightly. Felted bags and cushion covers would also be a doddle using that machine.

Cathryn



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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love the stoles and I lost mine at some downsizer do. Thank you, that's a great start (although it does mean I won't be clearing that bit of space in the house ).

T.G



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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
I love the stoles and I lost mine at some downsizer do. Thank you, that's a great start (although it does mean I won't be clearing that bit of space in the house ).


cleared space is a tad overrated (types the woman with everything from the drawing room and dining room outside so has two completely empty rooms )

hardworkinghippy



Joined: 01 Jan 2005
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Location: Bourrou South West France
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You can make socks on the Bond Cathryn - here are some old posts with photos and instructions.

http://forum.downsizer.net/about6817.html&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=making+socks&start=0

http://forum.downsizer.net/about999.html&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=making+socks&start=15

Once you get the hang of it you can knit a pair in just over an hour.

There's loads of information and a lot of videos and patterns for the Bond on the 'net. For example :

http://forum.downsizer.net/about999.html&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=making+socks&start=15

mamamakes



Joined: 15 May 2010
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PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

My Mum used to knit the most amazing jumpers on her knitiing machine! I've actually been thinking of getting one myself....Definately worth learning how to use them!

Cathryn



Joined: 16 Jul 2005
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Location: Ceredigion
PostPosted: Sun May 23, 10 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Thanks, I'll hang onto it then for the day when I find some time.

bibbster



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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Machine knitting Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Is there such a thing as an attractive machine knit garment? I have a basic Bond Classic knitting machine and I'm wondering what to do with it. Mum cannot actually remember how to use it but I don't think it's too complicated is it?

Felting occurs to me but I am feeling unimaginative at the moment.


would you like a less basic knitting machine? i have one which I never use, does all sorts, has a 2nd bed which means it can do proper ribbing, a linker for joining bits togther, and is a puchcard machine which means it can do pretty patterns. f you are not tempted, do you know of anyone who might be

sean
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PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cathryn wrote:
Thanks, I'll hang onto it then for the day when I find some time.


Get rid of it then. You're never going to get round to using it.

judith



Joined: 16 Dec 2004
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Location: Montgomeryshire
PostPosted: Mon May 24, 10 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Cathryn wrote:
Thanks, I'll hang onto it then for the day when I find some time.


Get rid of it then. You're never going to get round to using it.


He's right, you know.

Love what you wear



Joined: 10 Dec 2012
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 12 5:44 pm    Post subject: Bond Classic Knitting Machine instructions Reply with quote    

Hello! I've just joined the forum after a search on Bond classic knitting machines let me here! I'm being lent one for a while but it has no instructions so am hopeful that some kindly person on here would be able to trade the instructions for something please!

I've started a project called Love What You Wear, and am not buying any new clothes for a year - rather have to make them, upcycle or buy second hand. I've also got 29 other people who've joined me on this challenge (anyone is welcome to join too!)

Here's a link to the blog in case you are interested. I'm one month in so far..
http://thelovewhatyouwearproject.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you in advance!
Morwhenna

sean
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 12 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Welcome aboard. I'm not going to be any help with the knitting stuff though.

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
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Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 12 5:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nor am I with a Bond. Can't remember how they work! I'm sure someone here will use one, though.

Ren



Joined: 27 Jan 2009
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Location: southwesterly
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 12 7:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Bond Classic Knitting Machine instructions Reply with quote    

Love what you wear wrote:
Hello!

Here's a link to the blog in case you are interested. I'm one month in so far..
http://thelovewhatyouwearproject.blogspot.co.uk/

Thank you in advance!
Morwhenna



Just had a quick nosey over on the blog, you have got some right bargains.

One of the regulars on here got a load of 2 ply cones a few years back, they can be quite good for lacey knitting too (although can be time consuming)

wellington womble



Joined: 08 Nov 2004
Posts: 14971
Location: East Midlands
PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 12 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I can't make mine work. I think it might need new needles. I'm thinking of just sending the yarn to Sally and paying her. It can clutter up her house for a bit, and she's better at finishing things than I am!

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