I used a chunky cascade yarn for this scarf in a mini bean stitch. This is the first time I have tried the stitch and it worked up very quickly and was easy to learn. You can watch the tutorial here on YouTube.
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.
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!