I am guessing it is probably 8 years since I did any knitting on my Bond Knitting machine.
I am knitting some scarves to get in practice again.
It took me a while to find all the parts. I then had to read the directions again and follow them as I did a test piece.
It took about 5 false starts before I could make things work the way they were supposed to.
I will be getting the feel for this again by knitting scarves and can progress from there to more complex items.
The Bond is actually considered a knitting frame, rather than a knitting machine.
Once you learn to use it you can do most things you can do knitting by hand.
The advantage is it is much faster. I can probably knit 4 –5 scarves in a day.
I can knit a sweater in a day.
I usually still do the ribbing by hand, even though I have a ribber for it. It gives me the satisfaction of doing hand knitting.
By using the Bond again I will be able to knit up a lot of the yarn I have quicker. And I DO have a good supply of yarn!
I will not be able to use it to knit socks or my bulky afghans, but it will be perfect for knitting sweaters, scarves, vests, hats and other items.
I can convert many hand knit patterns to be knit on the Bond. I’ll be sharing some of these things soon.