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BeaBea
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: BeaBea Reply with quote

I cannot wait to start playing with some colors, fair-isle on the standard Brother knitting machine.
Standard means the needle spacing is 4.5mm, the hooks are fairly small, this machine takes yarn from lace weight up to sport weight.
I bought some "Woolike" by Loops & Threads at Michaels when it was on sale. It is a soft acrylic/nylon yarn, 4-ply/fingering weight. I highly recommend it if you like to knit with finer yarn. It is inexpensive and catching it on sale made it even more attractive.
My first project with this are some new cushion covers, the ones I knitted several years ago are worn out. I also want a new look for the couch.
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Tay
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New looks are always nice. Hope you post pictures.
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BeaBea
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have all this nice yarn in different colors lined up on the bed in the room where my knitting machines are parked - had, still have, all these plans for some fair isle pillow covers - and then I got interrupted. To be honest, I interrupted myself by looking at this other pattern again, that I am planning on knitting next, so maybe this one will be first. It had me dive into the world of cables, especially machine knitted ones. I had no idea there are so many possible variations. I finally found one that is doable in the chosen yarn on the mid gauge machine, the one with the bigger needles which do NOT bend a bit and can be very stubborn when it comes to crossing stitches. But this one will definitely work. So now I am in the planning and calculating stage for a sweater with cables.
The new yarn is not going anywhere.
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BeaBea
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The "cable and pleat" sweater is almost done, color work will be next.
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