on 17 March 2014
Recently saw and talked to Denise Musk at Bournemouth Machine Knitting Live exhibition. She was inspiring and so willing to explain her techniques. When I came back I searched for this book and was lucky enough to find this excellent copy in a second - hand bookstore. Sometimes second-hand bookstores are better than new ones. Some of the techniques are quite advanced and so will need a lot of practice, but Denise makes everything very clear. A well written and clearly illustrated book.
on 13 July 2013
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.
I have not yet used any of the techniques in this book so a full review must come at a latter date.
1. Guidance and information 15
2. Basic slip stitch 21
3. Multi-coloured slip stitch 33
4. Petal slip stitch 51
5. Decorative trims 63
6. Double-bed slip stitch 75
7. Double jacquard 91
8. Slip and mix 109
9. Slip shaping on the electronic machine 123
10. Basic patterns 135
Further reading 153
Appendix: The punch cards - where to find them in this book 154
Yarn and sundries suppliers 155
I hope this proves helpful to you.