Designaknit 8 now available
Dec01

Designaknit 8 now available

Designaknit is a great software tool enabling both hand and machine knitters to design garments and stitch patterns. Designaknit 8 is the biggest upgrade to date, bringing it in line with the modern Windows environment. Launched globally by Soft Byte Ltd in September 2011, this latest software upgrade has proved a huge hit with devotees with everything in one program for the hand & machine knitter or designer who wants it all....

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Carl Boyd Designs

Carl Boyd has a great deal of experience in the dressmaking and knitwear industry and in 1990 he produced his first collection of knitwear patterns for the domestic knitting machine. When these were launched at the N.E.C. Birmingham that same year, the patterns proved a huge success and were eventually available on sale world wide. He produced a collection every year up until 1998. In 1997 he was invited to lecture and do hands on...

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Busy Bee Basics

Busy Bee Bascis specialise in patterns for knitting machines, with a range of books, CD’s and charts. There are 83 pattern books containing over 300 exclusive designs. The two latest publications show how to make a textured scarf (book 205) and Making cushion covers (book 206) The quick and easy cushion covers cushion covers in Book 206 can be made on any machine with any yarn and any stitch pattern. Each made from just one...

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Jo’s Designs

Jo Newton has been designing motif patterns for machine knitting for many years, specialising in realistic animal portraits and authentic sporting pictures. A regular contributor to ‘Machine Knitting Monthly‘ Magazine,  with the ‘Picture Parade’ series and also to the ‘Country Knitting of Maine News & Views’ magazine in the USA. In her books and design sheets all electronic patterns are printed to size for...

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Machine knitters required
Oct11

Machine knitters required

Machine knitting is quite popular in the US but appears to be a minority craft in the UK.  We are looking for articles, news and views from manufacturers, machine knitters and suppliers. Even obtaining a knitting machine in the UK can be like asking for the keys to Fort Knox. For those thinking of adding machine knitting to their craft skills, the general information is quite scant and is aimed at those who already have some...

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Machine Knitting Monthly
Oct11

Machine Knitting Monthly

Machine knitting monthly is a magazine aimed specifically at machine knitters. Packed full of useful information, this UK based subscription magazine features a news and reader’s letters section as well as information on patterns and charts. Issues feature a selection of patterns and you can also find details of local machine knitting groups and clubs near you. Their website is slightly clunky but does have a useful forum and  a...

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