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Vintage Knitting Pinterest site

Vintage Knitting Pinterest site

Yes, Vintage Knitting is a Pinterest site managed by myself. Currently it has over 5000 followers, and 87 boards.

I love all things knitting related. The most popular board is vintage images of people knitting 

I have a large collection of knitting gauges and all of these are featured on the Vintage Knitting Gauges board

To support the Vintage Knitting Pinterest site there is a dedicated Facebook page . Every day I post a different vintage knitting pattern. I have 1000’s of knitting patterns in my collection. I have been collecting them for over a decade.

Below are links to some of the  boards – take a look:

Machine Knitting Techniques

Vintage womenswear patterns

Vintage Black Knitting

Vintage Knitted Toys

Vintage Machine Knitting Books

Vintage Household Knitting patterns

Vintage Wool holders

Vintage Knitted Babywear

Vintage knitted Children’s wear

Vintage Knitted Menswear

Vintage Knitting Pattern Books

Vintage knitted Hats

Vintage Knitted Gloves

Vintage Knitting Sheaths, Sticks and Belts

Vintage Knitted Dresses

Vintage knitted Doll’s Clothes

Vintage Knitted Sock, Slippers and Shoes

Vintage Children’s Knitting Machines

Vintage Knitting Machine Adverts

Vintage Knitting Needles Boxes, Cases and  Bags

Vintage Knitted Swimwear

Vintage Inspired Knitwear

Vintage Knitting Patterns for Dogs

Vintage Film featuring Knitting

Vintage Christmas Knitting

Vintage Intarsia Knitting

Vintage Greeting and Post Cards featuring knitting

Vintage Crochet Books

Vintage Knitting Figures

 

LHB Machine Knitting Course

LHB Machine Knitting Course

I run a 6 weeks beginners machine knitting course at The Community Room, Tesco
Extra,
Church Wood Drive St Leonards-on-sea East Sussex TN38 9RB. The cost is £45 for a six week course. Each lesson is 1 1/2 hours long.

Week One

The anatomy of the Knitting machine
Maintenance
Preparation of yarn
Needle positions
Yarn and tension
Plain knitting

Week Two

Knitting a tension square
E- wrap Cast on
Automatic closed cast on
Using the transfer tool

Week three

Picking up stitches
Using the latch tool
Mock hems
Casting off

Week Four

Increasing
Decreasing
Short rows

Week Five

Pattern knitting
Punchcard
Electronic
Manual, Cables, iCord

Week Six

Knitting a round neck garment
Problem solving

If you would like to be added to the waiting list for the next course please email me your details.

 

 

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