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No Needle Knitting

My arts & crafts blog – by Curtis Rogers

Green dish cloth with crocheted edging

This is the second dish cloth that I have made on the knitting machine. I used Maysville carpet warp and the color is myrtle green.  I knitted 60 rows on 40 hooks. I decided to set the tension at three and like it a lot better than the previous dish cloth tension setting which was 6. I crocheted the edging with a size D metal crochet hook in a shell stitch pattern.

First dish cloth on the machine

I think I have finally found a really good cotton yarn to make dish cloths on the knitting machine. I used 8/4 Maysville carpet warp and this color is cardinal. For the edging I used a 3 mm crochet hook and made three rows of single crochet. On the knitting machine I used 31 hooks and made 40 rows with the tension set on five.

Purple Dragon curled scarf

So I have been attempting to make scarves on my new knitting machine, however all of the sides end up very curled. I even blocked this for overnight and steamed it but it still doesn’t take out the curl.  So if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. This is a purple curled scarf with fringe on each end.

New knitting machine

So I finally broke down and purchased a vintage Brother KX-350 knitting machine. But before I did, I got some wonderful advice from One Hook Productions creator, Mike Horwath! 

It’s been a fun adventure because I’ve had to do some cleaning and repairs before I could us the machine. In the photos you can see that I had to remove the back panels and remove the old sponge bar and replace it after cleaning the channel out with denatured alcohol. 

I also had to remove, clean, and inspect all of the hooks. Luckily I only had to replace one! 

So I decided after everything seemed to be in working order I’d use some old yarn in my stash and test everything out. As you can see, it works! This is my first piece of work on a knitting machine and it only took one evening and next morning to complete (because I did the edge in a basic double crochet). So I guess you could say I’m hooked!

Pearl earrings

Made these for a birthday gift🙂

Light blue baby blanket

finished this in a couple of weeks🙂 I used two strands of acrylic yarn in light blue and very light blue in a linen stitch and a size K hook. The border is one row in single crochet then a row of double crochet then a single row of single crochet. 

   
    
    
   

Lamb’s Pride Scarf

I was able to finish this beautiful scarf in only two evenings. I used two skeins of Lamb’s Pride in this wonderful shade of blue. The stitch is a linen stitch.

  
  
  

Organic cotton scarf

this is the first time I’ve made a scarf in linen stitch

  the above color is more accurate than some of the other photos
  
  

2015 in review

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The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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