Machine Knitting Patterns by Ruth Horrocks
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The patterns for charting devices have full instructions for creating and using the chart, suitable for beginners.
ALL IN ONE BODY INTO SLEEVES RAGLAN CARDIGAN
A very elegant cardigan. Instructions are suitable for beginners upwards. The skills you will need are making a simple 1/1 rib with your ribber attachment, hooking an edge and stitches onto the needles and simple casting off. Full instructions given. (Striped example for more experienced knitters.
In 3 x 1 mock rib with holes as a feature in the raglan shaping. The example is knitted in Sirdar No 1 Double Knit (equivalent to light worsted/8ply). It was made on a Brother 260 with ribber, at main tension 4. Finished weight of garment - 430g. You will be able to knit this in any yarn that is able to give you 19 stitches per 10cm in plain stockinette.
Full instructions for size 32-40" bust and how to adjust for length of body and sleeves are included. All seams are joined on the machine, so no problem if your not very good at sewing.
Also included are details of how to adapt the pattern for other DK yarns.
SIDEWAYS KNIT CARDIGAN WITH INTEGRAL DOUBLE ROLLED EDGING USING YOUR CHARTING DEVICE
Full instructions on how to create a sideways knit cardigan with a stylish double rolled edging. Holding position is used for the shaping of the sides - no side seams. Full instructions on how to create your own standard pattern and use it to create this sideways knit cardigan. Instructions for plain knit bands if you don't have a ribber.
ALL OVER - ALL IN ONE CARDIGAN WITH NO SEAMS TO SEW UP, SWEATER VERSION IS INCLUDED
Using your charting device, create a raglan sideways knit cardigan, cardigan with no seams to sew up. The raglan shaping is created using holding position. The underarm seams are joined on the machine. Options of fitted sleeves or wider sleeves gathered into the cuff. The only sewing you will have to do is to finish off your ends and sew on your buttons. Included is the sweater version, with the option of a flared hem. Full instructions given for beginners and those new to the technique.
'DELIGHTFUL DIAGONALS' - USING YOUR CHARTING DEVICE TO CREATE DISTINCTIVE DIAGONAL DESIGNS
Ideas and instructions for creating a range of cardigans/sweaters in designs using the diagonal freedom of the charting device in a variety of yarn types and styles. Make the most of eye catching stripes or self striping yarns. Advice on how to create your own individual pattern, then use it in innovative ways.
ALL IN ONE DOLMAN
Instructions for creating a Dolman cardigan, using your charting device, knitted sideways all in one piece, making use of the lovely self striping yarn available at the moment.
ACROSS THE TOP
Use your charting device and your basic pattern to create a striking cardigan making a feature of stripes, self striping yarn, or a stripe effect Fairisle pattern.
Use your charting device and basic pattern with holding position to create swirling colour blocks or geometric designs on a cardigan or sweater.
A variety of hats made on a chunky (or mid gauge machine) using 12 stitch repeat patterns. Use any oddments of double knit yarn. Sizes small, medium and large, for small child, larger child and adult.