3 Great Knitting Machine Reference Sites

3 Great Knitting Machine Reference Sites

Over the years as I have been collecting knitting machines and learning about the variety of machines that are out there, I’ve found a few reference sites that I return to again and again. As anyone who collects knitting machines knows, there are so many variations! What ribber works with which models of machines? What machines are really just rebranded versions of another machine? How do I know what machine is right for me? These three sites represent a wealth of knowledge that is hard to find anywhere else.

About Knitting Machines

About Knitting Machines

Has someone given you a knitting machine and you have no idea what it is all about? This site has information about all the major brands of machines: Brother, Silver Reed, Artisan, Toyota, Passap and many more. A general “About Knitting Machines” section and “About Yarn” sections are great places to start your knitting machine journey. Spend some time on this site and you will learn a lot!

http://www.aboutknittingmachines.com/

Angelika’s Yarn Store

Are you thinking of purchasing a machine but aren’t quite sure? Angelika’s web site has a couple of articles that are there for you: What Every Hand Knitter Should Know Before Buying a Knitting Machine and Different Yarns for Different Knitting Machines.

http://www.yarn-store.com/knitting-machines.html

Knittsings

In addition to great photo tutorials, Knittsings is a great site to bookmark as there are links to a wide variety of free knitting machine manuals– perfect for when the machine arrives without all the extra parts– or comes with the parts but you need to know what those parts do! Don’t leave without checking out the posts on how to setup and maintain your knitting machines. Such a great reference!

http://knittsings.com/

These are by no means the only sites that help you learn how to use and maintain your knitting machine. Let us know what your favorite is!

Fiber Rhythm Studio Membership Registrations now open

Ever wanted to try out Knitting Machines? Register now to be a member of the Fiber Rhythm Studio!

The Studio is located in Suite A (upstairs in the same building as Fiber Rhythm Craft & Design). There are 3 levels of Monthly Membership for you to choose from: The Curiosity Club for those that don’t have much time to commit, but would still like to explore; The Discovery Club for those that have once or twice a week to try things out; and the Creativity Club for those that have a lot of time to spend. You can read more about what each level offers on our Membership Pricing Page

Members will have use of the knitting machines (standard punchcard and electronic, bulky, and circular sock machine) and other equipment (including our Hague Linker) in the studio, discounted Fiber Rhythm Classes and discounted yarn purchases, among other things

Studio times are split into Supervised and Open times. Regularly available times will start Tuesday, October 18th, 2016– with times by appointment prior to the 18th.

Our 1 year Anniversary approaches!

Our 1 year Anniversary approaches!

We opened our doors on Friday, October 24th, 2014. Hard to believe we’ve been open almost a year! 

Announcing our 1-day-only Anniversary Sale, 
Saturday, October 24th.
Most yarns will be marked down.
Up to 75% off
One Year Anniversary Reflections

One Year Anniversary Reflections

We have almost reached the one year anniversary of Fiber Rhythm’s retail shop. I see that other than the Fashion Illustration class (which I finished, it was fun), I still have all the other “Currently Working On” items “in progress“. I put that in quotations because very little real progress has been made on those items. But that will change soon.

I just didn’t truly understand how much time the Retail part of the business would take.

As time goes on, I see how there will always be constant evaluation of the products we carry, learning more about who our customers are and what they want. It requires constant attention and a willingness to learn.

I have to say that I am loving it! It lets me express myself in various ways that the primarily online business didn’t really do.

I’ve enjoyed re-arranging, selecting product, expanding areas of the business– supporting weavers, carrying a wider variety of skein yarns, changing the hand-made-and-local product mix. While retaining the shop’s calm and colorful charm.

I have always been a numbers/accountant/spreadsheet gal, and the retail part of the business really feeds that.

As a computer gal (IBM for almost 30 years), I still get to work on the website occasionally, which I enjoy.

I do not have the natural marketing gene that gets me motivated to be on social media, setting up and promoting events. There is still a lot to do in that regard. But I’m working on it.

I am starting to feel like the basics are truly in place and I’ll be able to spend more of my days making. So I’ll have more of my projects to post about here!

Cool. Loving Life and looking forward to the next year!

Ahhh… Summer Vacation and Quilts!

Ahhh… Summer Vacation and Quilts!

Lovely quilt from the show in Sisters, OR

Vacation was lovely. I hope all of you are able to take some time off to relax and recuperate.  We headed down to a cabin on the Metolius River in Camp Sherman OR. It was hot during the day, but cooled off nicely over night.

On Saturday we went into Sisters for the annual outdoor quilt show.  We saw so many wonderful, lovely, gorgeous quilts there!  What an inspiring visit. I have way more photos and need to get through them all sometime soon.  Meanwhile, this was one of my favorites. (Of course, Blue and Green are my favorite colors!)View blog