Category Archives: Machine Knitting

Garter Carriage Blanket #1 – KH970

kh970 kh 95 garter carriage blanket

I’ve been wanting to make a blanket with a border for some time.  Unfortunately, I don’t have Designaknit or an E6000 which might automate this process for me.

I do have a KH970 though and for sometime have not been using it to it’s potential.  There is such a learning curve to this machine but with a bit of time and concentration, it really is worth the effort because it can do amazing things once you learn how to navigate the CB1.

For this blanket, I wanted to do a moss stitch border and I chose stitch pattern #423 from Stitch World book 3.

So the first thing I did was 10rows of moss stitch using my KG95 garter carriage.

So to create the main part of the blanket I wanted to do moss stitch border<main stitchpattern>moss stitch border.  This meant I had to enter the pattern as 3 motifs.

The thing with motifs on the KH970 is that the first one has to be the tallest. The main stitch pattern is 22sts and 34 rows So I made a new stitch pattern and made it taller than 34 rows.  I think about 36 rows.

Using the CB1 I entered the moss stitch motif I made (10sts by 36 rows). I placed this pattern from L-98-L89. one repeat.

Next up motif #2.  I chose pattern #423 and chose to repeat it 8 times from L88-R88

Motif #3, Moss stitch motif again.  In my machine it was stitch pattern #960.  R-89-R98

I did 400 rows of this pattern and then finished with all moss stitch at the top,

I learned a lot from this pattern.  The main thing being that I need to alter my moss stitch motif to an odd number because when I change to section two it starts again with the same row as the row beneath it which means it’s not a perfect continuation of the pattern.

I also need to do more rows of moss stitch at the top and bottom.

I used Bramwell 4 ply for this project.  I hate the colour and it’s pretty cheapy but great for stuff like this.


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Posted by on March 28, 2013 in Machine Knitting


A hat and ball

I finished a hat a few days ago and I love it!  I made it to go with the toggles on my new coat.

Then I finished up this little ball for the cats.



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Posted by on December 17, 2012 in Cats, Machine Knitting


New Workspace

I’ve been working so hard to get a better place to set up and use my machines and in the end I dedicated a whole half room to them!

Set up at the moment.

Duo 80 with U100 lock, auto colour changer.

KH970, KH850 with KRC 900, KG95, Intarsia Carriage, Transfer Carriage, Lace Carriage, Linker.

KH260, KR260

Hague Linker

Lots of wool

My sewing machine which is a Janome 4800 QC

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Posted by on July 8, 2012 in Machine Knitting


March Finished Objects

Machine Knitting

Had a busy month on the Passap!  I got 3 pairs of socks done.

Passap Socks

Passap Socks

Pet blanket on my KH260.  Full bed with a crochet edging.

Hand Knitting

Lovely hat/neckwarmer.  I handknitted this in a bamboo blend but MK the icord.

Tofu – Cute little doggy for nobody in particular.

Green Hurricane Hat

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Posted by on March 31, 2012 in Machine Knitting


Easy Alien

Just been to Boyes to get some buttons and more fibrefill for this alien I made yesterday on my KH260.  It was real easy and I just made it up as I went along.  I will post the pattern though at some point.  At the moment it’s just scribbled on bits of paper near my machine.

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Posted by on March 12, 2012 in Machine Knitting


February FO’s

Lots of machine knitting! Finally got to grips with the Passap and making some lovely socks.  Heels are still giving me problems but going to try the unholy heels on my next pair.  Here is what I have so far.

Passap SocksPassap SocksPassap SocksPassap Socks

I have big wide feet (UK size 8.5) so here is my sock recipe to fit my feet.

UK size 8
Tubular Cast on 72sts (36 on each bed in 1×1 rib)

1st Row T1.5, 2nd and 3rd Row T3 and final row for ribbing T4

Ribbing 40rc T4
Leg 100RC T5
Heel wrap down to 12 and back
Foot 150rc
Toe decrease each end both sides with 4rc in between till rc 24

Then every rc2 till 8sts left on each bed.

Kitchener those 16sts.


I’ve found the Regia needs to go through at a higher tension than the other yarns.  So more like T5.25 whereas I usually use t4.5 on the other yarns.

Lorna’s Laces (2nd picture) goes through really nicely and I love the way it feels.

I made a Beret for a very special lady who works with my youngest son.

Noro BeretMade with Noro which I love.  Didn’t love the pattern, had to cut off the ribbing and re-knit it because it was so loose.  THat was NOT fun…

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Posted by on February 29, 2012 in Machine Knitting, Patterns


Lots of Socks!

Yay, I have finally managed to make it through the passap sock pattern and have made some wearable socks! Oh Yeah!

Made on my beautiful Duo 80

I love Lorna’s Laces

2 pairs done with Rico Superba

I have done this pattern so many more times than I have socks.  I could do it in my sleep!

Look at all the yarn I have wound up and ready to go!

Next door is pretty close.  Could probably touch it if I hung out of the window…

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Posted by on February 24, 2012 in Machine Knitting, Uncategorized


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