Fun with Machine Knitting
Karalyn Rainey is one of the original members of the Machine Knitters Guild of San Diego (mkgsd.com) and teaches machine knitting at Foothills Adult Education Center. She will demonstrate how knitting machines work and how they can turn out quick and easy projects or more elaborate designs.
The Machine Knitters Guild of San Diego (MKGSD) is much like our Guild. It is an independent non-profit service organization. It was founded in 1984 and is comprised of a diverse group of people interested in machine knitting and other related fiber-arts skills. MKGSD meets the first Saturday of the month and has a newsletter, Scrap & Ravel. They have demonstrations on a regular basis and in-depth 2-day seminars several times a year. Many machine knitters are also hand knitters, such as Lily Chin and members of our own Guild.
Learn more about Karalyn Rainey here.
Click on your Zoom link at 12:45 pm for chatting. The event will begin at 1:00 pm – stick around for the entire meeting for important Guild announcements.
This will be a Zoom meeting, so check your email inbox on Thursday, March 31st for the News Blast which will contain Zoom registration information. Links to register for Zoom Guild meetings will only appear in the News Blast, and cannot be found on the website.
Why learn about machine knitting? Our own guild member, Teri Saisho, has become quite a prolific machine knitter in recent years, taking Karalyn’s classes. She frequently combines machine and hand knitting in the same project. You can find a number of her finished projects in Show and Share. Here’s a sampling of some of her projects below. For the blue cabled cardigan, she hand-knit one of the cable panels, and machine knit the other one. Can you tell which is which?