Leicestershire Machine Knitters

Andrewes St, Leicester

2014-2015

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2nd Oct, hems

Sheila showed us how to knit a fancy tucked edge in full needle rib, and Jane demonstrated a Clair Crowston edge she learnt at Dream Week 2013.

16th Oct, annual competition

We had lots of wonderful entries in our annual competition, which includes both machine and handknitting categories. The judging was done by Celia's daughter and Buddy, the machine knitting tutor from De Montford college. Whilst the competition was being judged, we were given an entertaining talk about braiding and weaving by Jane.

The wealth of submissions meant that we were waiting quite some time, but that meant there was more time for chatting, refreshments and cake!

The overall winner was Joy, with a green tuck stitch cardigan knitted on her Passap.

Joy's cardigan

Many thanks to all who entered - the standard was very high this year - and many thanks to Bob, Joy and the judges for organising everything.

My personal favourite was the knitted fruit, complete with apple core and pineapple. Note that the banana is complete with zip!

Knitted fruit

I managed to photograph most of the entries before they were packed away, please take a look at the gallery page for larger versions. Apologies if I missed photographing your entry.

2nd Mar 2015, workshop day

We had a fun day with our various crafts.

Workshop day

Lots of handknitting going on

Workshop day

The machine knitting end. Fairisle reversible hat in progress!

Workshop day

Barbara explaining cable diagrams

Workshop day

Bob doing a bit of maintenance - this machine was completely naked of plastic earlier, alas I didn't get a photo of it!

Where we meet:

LCIL
West End Centre
Andrewes Street (off Hinckley Road)
Leicester
LE3 5PA