All four classes together – new addition

posted March 18th, 2013

I have wanted to offer all four knitting classes together for a while and have, at the request of a student from out of town, posted all four classes together in April with a one day break in the middle.

Beginner Intensive – Saturday April 20th & Sunday 21st

Patterning Intensive – Monday April 22nd & Tuesday April 23rd.

Ribber Intensive – Thursday April 25th & Friday April 26th.

Garment Intensive – Saturday April 27th – Monday April 29th

Cost of all four classes together $1400.

Includes all materials for swatching and finished garment and use of all Knitting School machinery.

A great opportunity to take a crash course in machine knitting.

Suitable for complete beginners.

Email or phone if you want to get one of the three remaining spots.

garment class Feb 2013

posted March 8th, 2013


Meg is rehanging the body pieces so she can knit the neck trim using the garter carriage


whilst Andrew links the side seams


just needs to sew in a few ends and he’ll be done!

in class today

posted May 9th, 2012

Sara and Stacia working on their garments


posted May 3rd, 2012

At last….I have got to the place where I can start publishing my patterns. I designed them, knit them, wrote the patterns, had help from dear friends proof-reading them and photographing them.  So far only available through Ravelry, but hopefully at some point, through this site too.

Today I uploaded these two spring (or summer in Seattle) styles. One for the standard machine, and one for the bulky.

Machine Knitting Patterns

posted March 28th, 2012



I have been working on some patterns for machine knit garments which I hope to publish later in the year. Last week I scored on some vintage machine knit pattern books on ebay. They are from the early 1930′s. The illustrations and photos are adorable. There are a couple of problems however – they are for Dubied machines and the patterns are written in French. But wait – I have a Dubied machine, two in fact, and I kinda sorta know french. I impressed myself by how much of the instructions I could understand.  The instructions seem a bit scanty – were people just smarter back then? Stay tuned for more…


posted July 8th, 2011

I can get lost in cabling – the more complicated, the better as far as I am concerned. Bring it on!

I am offering two cable workshops in September and October.  If you want to expand your cabling skills give me a call.

We will start off simple and get as complex as you like. You control the speed you want to learn at and I will be there to give you tips and instructions and generally to cheer you on. Maybe you can even design your own cables.

Previous machine knitting experience necessary (main bed and ribber).

See schedule for details.

nothing to do with knitting

posted June 28th, 2011

Any one who has spent more than a couple of hours at The Knitting School knows I like as good mix tape.

I have spent the last hour hanging out at the ITunes store and have come up with some new tunes.

I am calling the collection “Where’s the Effing Sun” because, well, that is what I have been wondering a lot of the time.

Bon Iver – holocene

Cass McCombs – county line

Destroyer – chinatown

Great Lake Swimmers – everything is moving so fast

Merz – moi et mon camion

Great Lake Swimmers – palmistry

Andrew Bird – oh no

Sean Hayes – calling all cars

JayMay – sea green see blue

Brett Dennen – ain’t no reason

Brandi Carlile – turpentine

Brett Dennen – she’s mine

Clem Snide – our time will come

A A Bondy – mightiest of guns

Zee Avi – monte

Vanessa Carlton – paradise



nothing like…

posted June 16th, 2011

….getting some new yarn and a mix tape from my friend Wren to make me get knitting…..

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