Well, I’m glad I only paid $49.99 for my old knitting machine. Yes, it’s speedy with stockinette. But it’s finicky about tension – yarn in balls isn’t playing well with it, although yarn on cones knits like a dream. But I’m finding it hard to get each project started – I end up with a lot of dropped stitches and weird loops, and it takes a long time to fix them. Also, the three successful things I made had to be seamed by hand, and it was an awful lot of seaming. When I knit by hand, I usually do the seams as I go – so there might be the same number of seams, but not all at once. And the ends need to be picked up and finished. This is all really time-consuming and stressful for me. I had hoped that the knitting machine would allow me to knit the long, plain sections of stockinette for the skirt parts of the dresses I want to design, but with all the seaming required, I’m not sure I want to bother! Maybe I just won’t design any more dresses!
L-R: bag knit with Filatura Superior and tencel; bag knit with 2 strands of laceweight cashmere; bag knit with laceweight cashmere and Kidsilk Haze.