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Addi knitting machine users here?

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beth_silva | Posted in Fiber Arts on

Once again, came here looking for some help.

I’ve inherited a knitting machine (from addi, not sure what model it is – my sister in law found it collecting dust in the garage, so she decided to give it to me instead of selling it). I wouldn’t even consider knitting by hand, I don’t have the patience and the last time I tried, it looked like I was knitting a sieve. So I would like to know, how tricky is to handle this thing without knitting skills? How do you use knitting patterns? Let me know your hints, tricks and advice. Maybe you could recommend me some books if there are any.

Also, you’re more than welcome to share your works! I’d really appreciate any ideas.

 

small update, guess it’s #4 from this list https://wisepick.org/best-knitting-machines/, at least it looks the same.

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  1. aquatory | | #1

    Hi! You are lucky that you got hold of an Addi knitting machine; it is the best circular knitting machine (CKM) for home crafters. You do not need to have any knitting skills. If you do not have the manual (and even if you do) I recommend going to the Skacel website http://www.skacelknitting.com/Products/addi-Express/ for more information. Skacel's tutorials on YouTube are excellent as well.

    As far as knitting patterns, you should use instructions meant for circular knitting machines, not handknitting. Once you get the hang of it, certain projects like hats are so easy that you won't need a pattern. But once you get more experience, you could check out this knitwear designer who has some excellent projects on her website: https://www.jimiknits.com/addi-express.html. I am a handknitter, but from time to time I really like using my Addi, just for something different. Good luck!

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