Excellent reference book. Illustrations show what is actually happening to the needles as the carriage passes over. Gives one a better understanding of the resulting stitch. Techniques and tips are here, as are problem solving and design possibilities. I expect to be using this book regularly.
Because home and artisan machine knitting has fallen out of favour there has not been a new book published in twenty or so years. This means that all my machine knitting books are used, the price of new books being prohibitive.
I have bought many books on machine knitting over the past year and, as there is usually no "look inside" facility, I don't know what I am getting until it arrives. Some have been good, some so-so and others outstanding.
I find that the contents page is invaluable for giving an impression of what the book is all about and with that in mind, I will endeavour to reproduce the contents page of all my machine knitting books so that others can get a better idea of what they are about to buy.
1. How the knitting machine works 19
2. How the patterning works 27
3. Pattern possibilities 33
4. Manual techniques 50
5. Problems and solutions 82
6. Compendium of techniques and tips 86
7. Design possibilities 163
8. Appendix 184
I hope this helpful to you.
I would also recommend Janet Nabney's "Designing Garments on the Knitting Machine" to anyone who is serious about designing knitwear.