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Vintage (machine) knitting

December 13, 2013

I’ve just finished my first real machine knitted garment! I bought a second hand knitting machine last year, but only had it serviced last week. And now, it is working properly.

The machine, a Brother 710, is vintage itself. It is at least 35 years old, and likely to be even older. Like from the 1960’s.

The pattern I used is from a magazine from 1956. The garment is described there as a dressy sweater but it looks like a fitted cardigan to me. You are supposed to bind the hem and neckline with bias cut fabric but I didn’t do that.

I’m really happy with the result and looking forward to trying more vintage knitting patterns on the knitting machine.

More pictures and story on my blog

  1. Wow! This cardigan is super cute. I’ve been toying with the idea of a knitting machine myself. I think they’ll be making a come back, but I juts don’t have the space.

    I hope you keep experimenting and showing us all the stuff one can make on a knitting machine. 🙂

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