Friday, August 31, 2012

I’m Knitting On My Bond Again


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.


Meg said...

Cool!!! You could even knit up some 'blanks' for dyeing!

Jo Rice said...

Looks like fun to me! I love machinery.