Baby Sweater!

Fall has settled in nicely around us, and it’s time to make Bitmap some sweaters! An exciting new Philadelphia yarn store opened up in my neighborhood. I’ve started haunting it with Bitmap during the day, the shopkeeper Lisa is very nice and lets us hang out and knit. I’m really stoked to have a local […]

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Winning the Knitting Machine Lottery

I peek at the Craigslist listings for knitting machines from time to time, but don’t usually see much that strikes my fancy. Most of what’s available consists of overpriced Ultimate Sweater Machines (which are junk at any price). For buying and selling machines, the Ravelry sales group is much better. Last week I came across […]

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Homemade Cast-on Comb

The White/Superba 1602 I purchased sadly did not include a full-bed cast on comb, which makes casting on things wider than swatches somewhat tricky. There are a few floating around eBay, but they all seem to be $50 and/or in France, and shipping a three foot long steel comb from France to the US isn’t […]

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I can stop whenever I want

I don’t have a knitting machine problem, I could quit right now, I swear. While working with my Toyota 747 I decided to try and find a ribber for it, which led me to the Ravelry Knitting Machine Sales group. I did not find a Toyota ribber, but I did find someone in Brooklyn who […]

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Knitting Machine Teardown Part 2

After purchasing a fresh sponge bar for the Toyota K747 I started to put it through its paces. It knits stockinette beautifully, so I started working through the tuck stitches. At first I couldn’t get the I and II buttons to stay in place at all. After some disassembly and a lot of oil, we […]

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Knitting Machine Teardown

A few years ago I was given a Toyota K747 knitting machine, a gorgeous blue knitting machine that features a punchcard patterning system. It is by all counts a fascinating machine, and I was excited to receive a lace carriage for it today. It’s been a while since I’ve devoted time to the knitting machine […]

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Knitting Machine Demo

My friend Eric Skiff shot this video of me using Bre’s knitting machine. Hopefully I’ll have time to do more videos in the future, I just got a Toyota punchcard machine I need to devote some time to.

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