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This afghan was handknit with Patons Canadiana Colours and Patons Canadiana. It was very enjoyable to knit and worked up quickly as you knit with two strands at a time (one of Canadiana Colours which is varigated, and one of Canadiana which is plain). It matches the colours in my couch perfectly (although that's hard to see in the photo!). Feather & fan pattern.
This afghan was machine knit on a chunky machine. The centre panel (pink one towards the left) is done in thread lace. I just did very simple cables on the cream coloured panels and on the other panels (dark teal) I used a crochet hook to chain up the centre. The panels are joined with a crochet hook pulling two loops from one panel through two loops of another panel. You make those loops by leaving one needle out of work next to the edge stitch when knitting the panel, and when casting off each panel you do not cast off the outside stitches. That way you can undo them to join the panels.)

Brother MK Fashion, Issue 2, pg28. I used some of their designs some Studio and some of mine. I was using up remnants of 4ply,trying to reduce the amount of odd cones I had hanging around. These were all different brands. I would recommend that you use all one brand. As you can see from
the photo I have wrinkles here and there because of the difference in yarns. Plus I had to add 10 rows to the lining as it came out shorter than the front. It was quick to knit but the swiss darning and finishing takes a bit of time. I did, one row of single crochet around the edge with crab stitch to finish. If I made it again I would use less colours and less designs.
I was using up some of the fine yarn I had hanging around here, so this baby blanket isn't that snazzy..... It was knit on a Brother 930 electronic in double jacquard and those of you have Brother machines will recognize the punchcard.

This baby set was knit from a Mellors Munro Publication called "Scallywags". All the patterns use Bramwell 4 ply and are for newborns to 24 months. All the garments are easy to knit and you can knit a whole wardrobe by mixing and matching the pieces. I used Bramwells Fine Four Ply in white and oddments of red and greenfor the strawberries and leaves. It was very easy to knit but I was a little worried when I sewed the jacket together. If your tension is off the jacket does not fold at the proper place at the bottom so part of the design would roll to the inside. Behind the baby set is a baby blanket done on a Passap Duo 80 without deco. It's from Passap Book 31 and I used two strands of 2/16. It takes one hour to knit, at least the 2nd, 3rd and 4th ones do. The first one always takes me longer!
This cute little dress, hat and bootie set was knit on the Passap Duo 80 in Tamm Suavi. The pattern for the dress and booties can be found in Mary Weaver's "The Passap Duomatic" on pg 230 and the hat is based on a pattern by Joyce Cammidge, page 4, Issue 12 of Joella Knitworks Newsletter. If you have some of Mary Weaver's books don't forget about the patterns in them.

If you've got Modern Machine Knitting, February 1992 the pattern for this hat is in there on page 38 (not my design). I've just combined some fairisle patterns to get the look I wanted and if I remember correctly I've made the 1 x 1 rib deeper.
Around here we called these "scoods" or "twist and go" scarves. The original pattern was published in Canada's Fashion Machine magazine (no longer published), Issue #53, October 1994, page 47. Original designer Audrey Wagenaar. The pattern has evolved a bit since then, around here we tend to make it wider, longer and in one strand of acrylic 2/16 or 2/24 (it's knit in double bed tuck). They fit over the head with a twist at the front neck and around the back of the neck. They are circular. Time has marched on and fashions change. Today we would wear these as infinity scarves.

  I enjoyed knitting this hat over and over, mostly because I could take it anywhere and the colour changes were fun. Plus it used up all my odds and ends of yarn.  I got the pattern out of a book at the library but despite going back and looking for it again and again never found it. My guess is it got discontinued. Anyway, you knit down from the top, starting with 4 double pointed needles and six stitches. By the time you get to the last ridge you can switch to a small circular needle. You can vary the size of the hat by varying the rounds on top and depending on the design you choose you can make the sides the length you like. Made in 100% wool.
Made with Tamm Perla for my mum for Christmas back in 2003 (where did the time go???). (She still has it and still wears it at Christmas.) It's just a simple raglan sleeve style with plain hems as I wanted the scarf to be the focal point. On my Studio SK580 I got 30 st and 43 rows to 4 inches on T5.1. I used DAK (DesignaKnit Software) for the pattern.

The scarf took 464 rows of lace (that's not counting the passes). It's fashion lace so there were lots of passes. Card No. 4L (15) Done on a Studio 580 electronic. 37-0-37 sts in width. Start out with waste yarn and knit at least 2 inches so that knitting can be brought forward over the ribber (ribber should be covered with a tea towel or the plastic covers if you have them). Hang lace weights evenly across the row. T10 1 row ravel cord go to main tension (mine was 5.1) and start lace. Of course, the beauty of the Studio/Silver Reed/Knitmaster lace carriage is that you only use the one carriage in comparison to the Brother machines that uses the lace carriage and the main carriage in alternating passes. 



Made for my mother-in-law's 87th birthday (she liked to garden). Knit on my Studio SK580 at T7 with T3/3 for the rib. Made in Bramwell's Fine 4 Ply [I don't believe this yarn is made anymore but I found some today on so there's still some around (2019)] with raspberry as the main colour and white for the roses. Sorry it's not a very good photo. Bands are 1 x 1 rib. Buttonbands and neckband are also 1 x 1 rib. It's a good exercise in single motif (don't forget those yarn separators!!). 
Made with Bramwell 4 ply in black and Bramwell 2000 a yarn that is discontinued) in Colour #3 (blue and green).

Pattern is from the Bramwell 2000 Book 1

No ribber required. Jacket is fully lined as well.


Man's cardigan knit in Bramwell 4 ply in oak with denim nep and sable nep. It was knit on my Studio SK580 and the pattern is #12-38 on the mylars that come with this machine, I just changed the colours every 20 rows..
This is an old pattern - it wasn't new when I knit it in 1999. It's called the Morlean Jacket by British Designer, Jilly Bee. The pattern was kindly sent to me by a lady in England at a time when hardly anything was available in Canada for machine knitting so I was very happy to receive it. It's a very nice fitting jacket. I had planned to make another but life got in the way. It called for Academy 4 ply and Amber Fairisle, so that's what I used. They could also be knit in Bramwell Fine 4 plyt and Denys Brunton Magicolour.

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