an ode to my knitting machine

16 Mar

I first got my knitting machine in December 2009.

In the beginning, I was very overwhelmed. Being a hand-knitter first and foremost, I found it to be a tremendous challenge to begin a technique that was completely backwards to me.

It took me quite some time to get the hang of it, and essentially learn how to knit backwards, but now that I am a little more experienced, I can experiment more!

My first major project on my machine was a collection of knitwear for LOVAS. I knit a sweater, sweater dress, cardigan sweater dress, scarf and an impossibly detailed pair of cable-knit leggings. Talk about a challenge for the first time around! I was happy with the end result and from that experience, I definitely learned A LOT.

I was mostly happy about the great opportunity I was given by Wesley Badanjak to create his designs with an extra fine soft merino wool. 🙂

Everything was knit on my double bedded machine, with ribber. *note: it’s a manual machine – so all stitches were hand manipulated – only with a little bit of help to speed things up.

Look book photography: Christian Badanjak

Photo credit: Ravi Lall

Photo credit: Christian Badanjak

Photo credit: Christian Badanjak

Photo credit: Christian Badanjak

Photo credit: Christian Badanjak

Photo credit: Ravi Lall

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