Do you own a knitting machine but don’t use it well, or at all? Or perhaps you're thinking of buying a knitting machine but not sure which one to buy? Join this course and learn how to knit simple garments and maximise the functions of a knitting machine. Bring your own machine in good working order (details below).
This is a beginners course in machine knitting. We will cover:
Anyone who would like to learn machine knitting, and people that have a little experience and would like to gain more confidence.
I'm a jewellery designer and like to have projects I can do in the evenings and weekends. I returned to hand knitting a couple of years ago and as I wanted to produce garments quickly, investigated machine knitting. Initiallly, I found someone to help me, and realised there were a lot of skills involved - a lot of knowledge is required to create a garment and the machine needs to be well set up and maintained. Next, I taught myself from YouTube videos, also learning how to dismantle my machine and do maintenance. I bought a bulk lot of machines before the August 2021 lockdown and spent that time refurbishing them. I am a member of two machine knitting clubs in Auckland. We often get requests from people wanting to learn, so I decided to offer a course.