>There’s an article in one of my Bond magazines entitled ‘Circular Knitting On The Elite’, which explains how to knit tubes of knitting with the Elite ribber. The Bond Elite is really just a fancier version of the original Bond – the guage is slightly different but it uses the same principle of a simple carriage with different sized ‘keyplates’ which give different tensions. There are no dials or levers at all, unlike on the more expensive machines so they are really very basic. Anyway, I read the instructions and decided they would apply to my Bond ribber so I just had to have a go. Look at this!
It actually worked! I can’t believe it! (For any hand knitters reading this, remember how you felt the first time you mastered your DPN’s – well that’s how I feel). So this has opened up new possibilities for me now. I’ll be able to make sweaters in one piece – well up to the armholes anyway – and knowing how much I hate sewing up that’s got to be a good thing. I’d have to figure out how to do the ribbing though as I can only do the circular knitting in stocking stitch – any suggestions? Maybe I could do socks, but how would I do the heel and toe shaping, unless I did the leg part as a tube then do the foot part flat and then join the seams. I’ll have to think about that one. If you think I sound inspired you’re right – I am.
Talk to you later,