Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sock Videos

I stripped the music off the videos because it's distracting, and these new versions are music-free:

Part 1 of 3



Part 2 of 3:



Part 3 of 3:



Later on, when I pull the original videos, I think I'll switch these into the previous post which explained a little bit about the socks.

22 comments:

  1. hi dianna have you got any patterns for socks for the bulky machine.

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  2. Thank you!
    I was only able to watch half of the first one in the previous version. The music drove me nutty :)

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  3. I have made socks on the bulky machine using Fixation yarn, and all the techniques are exactly the same. Watch out, though, they'll be thick!

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  4. I just watched the first one, on this post that said you took the music off, and there was music through it. Not too distracting though.

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  5. hiaa diana i have tried this pattern and i got to part 3 and you didn't say how many rounds for the foot.

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  6. Oops, I'm getting this question from more than one person, which means I left the information out! I am concerned you may not see the answer here 40 rounds for the foot for a medium-sized ladies' sock, but remember, that's 80 rows on the row counter.

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  7. I finished my first sock today! Not sewn up yet, but that's okay. I can't wait to do the second one tomorrow and then another pair, and another pair, and another....

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  8. Where can I get knitting machine patterns that are written out? I can not find patterns for my mid gauge, knitting machine brother 842, no ribber. I also need to buy yarn. Please help, the videos are great.

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  9. There are a lot of patterns here, and I have a few patterns for sale.

    Check out some of the better designers and dealers. Go to the knitting links on the left margin.

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  10. Thank you so much for these videos Diana.
    I have linked them many times on my blog and projects. You have to be the greatest "enabler" for machine knitting!
    I've made my first pair of socks on the machine for my daughter - she loves them and says "Thank you" too :D

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  11. Thank you soooooo much. It's nice to actually be able to make something other than try out swatches of various things. My sock looks totally lame, but it's only my first one, so I definitely need to modify my pattern.

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  12. Hi Diana
    do you have a video where you use the ka8300 transfer tool to move the stitches from the ribber to the main bed? I know I have watched one somewhere but not sure where?
    thanks
    Betty

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  13. Nope. When I first got one of those, I liked it, but after a while I found that it was damaging the needles on the machine. It's not like a Passap where you can rack the machines so the needles are very close together as you transfer. The Brother device depends on bending the needles a little to do the transfer.

    The lace carriage bends the needles a little, too, and has never given me damage. I suppose the transfer carriage bends them a little too much.

    Annoyingly, I found myself with a lot of very slightly damaged needles, and I couldn't tell which needles were giving me trouble. I ended up buying a big lot of needles and then changing quite a few of them, then putting the transfer carriage away.

    Other people may have better luck with the device, but I no longer use it, and don't demonstrate it. I'd rather take a little longer to transfer stitches than have to replace needles.

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  14. I wanted to try out your sock video but having played the video I didn't hear you say how many stitches to start with. can you help please.

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  15. The number of stitches depends on the size. The video is to teach technique. All the sizes and detailed instructions are available in the book, "Knitting Socks on the Standard Machine."

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  16. I have researched MK patterns and troubleshooting for a very long time. Your videos surpass any instruction I've ever found. I so appreciate your help.
    And btw...your music was a nice touch. Thanks again.

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  17. Ugh, I got too excited and bought a bunch of sock yarn-weight 1, and can't find any patterns that use it on a mid-gauge machine. I can find videos for either or, but not both.

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  18. See what the smallest gauge you can get with that yarn and your mid-gauge. If you can't get enough stitches per inch, you'll need to use the yarn another way. If it is too loose, standing in the socks will feel bad.

    You could hold the yarn double, but it will make a very thick sock.

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  19. I recently started using my knitting machine again. I've been making socks Do you have a video doing socks using the circular knitting?

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  20. How to do a perfect selvage

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  21. Yes, I wrote a book a while back, "Knitting Books on the Standard Machine," which has a hi-def DVD, detailed instructions, and 12 sizes of circular socks made on a standard machine with a ribber.

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  22. Diana, you are a Godsend! Your videos are priceless. Now I understand how to make socks - before actually seeing it done, I was a little confused. THank you so much!

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