The Incredible Knitting Machine
Tricia Shafer and her knitting machine
This past Sunday I went to A Mano Yarn Center in Mar Vista for a knitting machine demonstration by Tricia Shafer of Knitter's Edge. I met Tricia awhile back at one of our WeHo SnB meetings and subsequently at the Culver City SnB at the Synergy Cafe. Tricia's family has been in the knitting machine business for decades. She learned how to machine knit at the age of 7. Tricia is also a great hand-knitter.
She brought in all kinds of examples of her machine-knit work. There was a double-sided tapestry-type afghan in cream and black that was spectacular. She showed us many different sweaters that she'd created, in addition to items for the home. Tricia seems like she would be a wonderful teacher. A Mano will be offering machine knitting classes in the fall. One of these days I just might venture into the world of machine knitting. Below are a few of Tricia's beautiful knitted designs (photos taken from the internet).
Labels: yarny stuff