Leicestershire Machine Knitters

Andrewes St, Leicester


Please note that the dates for the rest of our programme have now been updated.

We will be running a Sue Booth workshop on October 18th 2018. Please let Sheila know if you are interested in attending either of these so we have an idea of numbers and costs.

Latest news

21 August

The rest of the programme has been released, please see the programme page for further details. The first meeting of the 2018-19 year is the AGM on Thursday, Sept 6th 7-9pm

6 September

It was decided to change the club name to Leicestershire Machine Knitters, as we have not met at Manor House for many years now! The website has been redirected and renamed to reflect this

We are hoping to exhibit at the Big Textile show once again this year. If you have garments you'd like to exhibit, please pass them onto either Bob or Sue.

Bob will be doing a demonstration of machine knitting at Cossington library; the idea is that others will demonstrate at their local library in order to spread the word about machine knitting.

Sheila would like deposits for the Christmas meal so she can confirm the booking. Please contact her directly ASAP.

29th October

We had a stand at this year's Big Textile show, held at the Leicester racecouse in Oadby. We had lots of interest from both old and new machine knitters, and hopefully inspired a few people to either get their machines out from under the bed, or get them moved on to younger folks.

Hard at work at the machine Display garments

Ongoing projects

We have been asked if we would like to help knit and crochet poppies for a WW1 centenary/remembrance event at St Mary's in Warwick. They need as many as possible, so let's get knitting! Jane is happy to take any poppies and drop them off locally.

Poppy - machine-knit standard and chunky gauge versions

Poppy - chunky version for Bond

Poppy - crochet version (PDF)

Poppy - knitted version 1 (PDF)

Poppy - knitted version 2 (PDF)

Poppy - knitted version 3 (Hobbycraft) (PDF)

Charity Knitting

It's easy to lose interest if you've been knitting a long time, and sometimes it's nice to knit a small item to try out a new technique. There are many charities requesting knits, these are just a few ideas. Jane is happy to accept donated items for any of these charities listed below:

Knit for Peace - warm clothes for adults, babies and children at home and abroad wanted, also blankets, hats, gloves, scarves etc

Romanian Orphanages - Jumpers, hats, mitts, scarfs, socks, comfort blankets and soft toys for ages 0 to 8

Newlife foundation for disabled children - anything the charity can sell on eg knitted goods, handmade cards etc

Where we meet:

West End Centre
Andrewes Street (off Hinckley Road)