Hop on over here to view my Fall collection. I'm pretty excited about it. Specifically the use of lace and mesh in sleeves of the winter sweaters and the use of marls for stripes in my accessories.
With my recent acquisition of a cone winder I've been able to ply yarns together for a salt and pepper marl. As well as achieve some great mixes, such as black linen with black cashmere and viscose for fine gauge sweaters.
In other news I found these great pages on machine maintenance. Click on them to magnify so you can give them a good read. My manuals are not too helpful on the subject of maintenance so this detail on daily, weekly and three monthly maintenance is very welcome. The second page gets really specific about oil types from specific brands. I can't help but feel this is more about back office corporate deals and arrangements than it is about real world oil brand usefulness. I have always used clear sewing machine oil on hand flat knitting machines from my local dealer and it has worked just fine. When using flat japanese style knitting machines I use either Ballistol oil or a spray on silicone lubricant. Do you have any preferred brands???
Anna is a Hamilton based knitwear and textile practitioner blogging about her collection development as well as pre-1950's knitwear technology.
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