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Favorite Links

Here are some of our current favorite web sites. 

  • Knitters Edge - The ultimate knitting machine resource. Check out the Gold Site subscription.  It is an online library & resource center. You will find patterns for a variety of projects, how-to articles with detailed, step-by-step photos & other resource information. This is a must have for any machine knitter.

  • Common Threads - Fiber arts store and learning center (Encinitas, CA)

  • Cochenille Design Studio - Knitting design software, garment design, and more

  • Colleen Davis - Beautiful Wearable Art!

  • Northtipton Creations - Patterns, knitting machine supplies, gadgets, tools, etc.

  • Distinctive Knits - Scott Renno, Michael Becker:  instructors, machines, supplies, information on DesignaKnit.

  • Jill Stern - For the past 17 years, Jill has concentrated her interests in the areas of machine knitting and designing.  She has also authored many books on the subject.  Currently she is designing custom knitwear for private clients and combining sewing with knitting for a whole new design line.

  • Knit it Now - Knit it Now (formerly BT Yarns) offers extensive on-line tutorials, live webinars, dynamic patterns (custom generated to your gauge) and quality coned yarns from Tamm, Silk City Fibers, Yeoman and Jaggerspun. Former MKGSD member Sue Jalowiec can be reached at sue@knititnow.com - 949-940-8868.

  • Knitcraft - DesignaKnit (DAK):  Knitting design software, cables (for knitting machine to computer to upload and download knitting motifs and shapes for interactive knitting), knitting machines and more.

  • Knitting Fever (KFI) - This is one of the United States’ largest importers and distributors of quality yarns from around the world. Including (but not limited to) Debbie Bliss, Gedifra, Noro, and Sirdar - KFI supplies yarn shops, catalogs, and online stores across the nation with many of the fine yarns we enjoy knitting with. Check out their site for updates on their current lines of yarn and the store nearest you.

  • Newton’s Yarn Country - Local yarn shop general machine repair and parts classes offered and one of a kind of die yarns

  • Knitwords - Knitting magazine full of elegant knitwear, in-depth technique instructions.

  • Knit 'N Style Magazine Online - Hand knitting magazine with many beautiful patterns.  Many if the projects also have directions for machine knitting.

  • Angelika's Machine & Hand Knitting - Angelika's Machine & Hand Knitting is dedicated to machine & hand knitting at all levels. A great resource for prospective machine knitters with reports on knitting machines, techniques, common  learning problems, business and club listings and a friendly contact.  For hand  knitting Angelika carries a full supply of many weights and blends of  yarns, books & hand knitting tools.

  • Charlene's Machine Knitting Links and More.

  • Ravelry - Free site for knitters and crocheters.

  • Anne Richardson Collection - Women's sweaters, jackets and dresses for day and evening wear. Men's sweaters. Accessories. Costumes for movies. Special occassion. Home furnishings. Pattern instructions.

  • Sandee's Kwik Knit - Sandee has written many books; they are written with the beginner in mind but the advanced knitter will also find the garments fun and easy to knit.  The books can be used on any basic standard or bulky knitting machine using many different types of yarn.  With sizes ranging from newborn to women's 54 and men's size 50, this will allow you to knit something special for anyone!  You will find cardigans, coats, hats & scarves, pants, skirts, socks, sweatshirt inserts, tank tops, tote bags, tunics, Christmas socks, baby & children garments, afghans, cut 'n sew, drop shoulder sweaters, set-in sleeve sweaters, bulky garments, gauge hints, techniques, men & boys sweaters, and vests.

  • The Knitting Mills - April Mills is an accomplished knitter and has written many books and patterns.  She has hard-to-find items such buttons and clasps, braids and trims and much more!

  • Trendsetter Yarns -- Fabulous yarns for machine and handknitting.

  • Unique Knitting Bags - The Ewe-HaulT knitting bag will provide space for all your knitting supplies!

  • Website Elizabeth's Fiber & Yarn Store - This website helps in Estimating Knitting Gauge Using WPI. WRAPS PER INCH or by Yarn Size

  • Paradise Fibers - A resource guide to knitting and weaving this site contains information and history of knitting and weaving. Also has patterns, spinning wheels, books and DVD's

  • Fluffy Knitter Deb - This link is for hand knitting socks starting at the toe.  Very ingenious.  I thought that maybe our machine knitters might like to see something different.   

  • Knitting Machine Museum - Virtual knitting machine museum Maggi Bloice has been collecting knitting machines and associated stuff for over 25 years, and now has achieved her long time ambition of putting together what she hopes you will find is an interesting eclectic collection.

  • Ultimate Guide of How to Remove Stains From Clothes - Great web site for removeing stains

  • Free downloads of Pattern books, service manuals, manuals, etc. for the Silver Reed, Brother/Knitking, and Passp

  • Machine Knitting Monthly - USA distributor check out there prices great deals

  • Custom Knits & MFG - Brother, Studio & Silver Reed Machines

  • Rocking Horse Farm - focus mainly on stitch theory, texture knitting (tuck, knitweave, etc.), DesignaKnit or fiber arts topics like dyeing yarn for use on the machine


  • Local Knit Shops:

    The Black Sheep
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    760-436-9973
    www.theblacksheep.biz

    The Knitten Buds
    Fine line of 2/24 coned yarns, patterns, etc
    San Diego, CA 92119
    www.knittenbuds.com

    Border Leather & Yarn Outet
    Chula Vista, CA 91910
    619-691-1657; 800-732-6936
    www.yarnsatborderleather.com

    Needlecraft Cottage
    San Diego, CA 92109
    858-272-8185
    www.needlecraftcottage.com

    Common Threads -- MK Dealers
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    760-436-6119
    www.fiberartsshop.com

    Newton’s Yarn Country -- MK Dealer
    Anaheim, CA 92806
    714-634-9116
    www.newtons.com

    The Grove at Juniper & 30th
    San Diego, CA 92024
    619-284-7484
    www.thegrovesandiego.com

    Two Sisters & Ewe
    La Mesa, CA 91941
    619-460-8103
    twosisterssandewe.com

    Knitting by the Beach
    Solana Beach, CA 92119
    858-509-9276
    www/knittingbythebeach.com

    Yarn and Thread Expressions
    Lemon Grove, CA 91945
    619-460-9276
    www.yarneshop.com


    Sharon’s Yarns
    Internet sales only; novelty & specialty yarns; can order coned yarns
    760-419-6524
    www.sharonsyarns.com

    Yarning for You
    San Marcos, CA 92078
    760-744-5648
    www.yarningforyou.com

    Lakeside Knits & Cross Stitch
    9008 Bubbling Wells Road
    Lakeside, CA 92040 619-203-2338 www.lakesideknits.com/





     

Dealer and Machine Repair

  • Knitnutz -Patty Shores repairs Brother knitting machines.  She can be reached at knitnutz@embarqmail.com.  Tel: 434-531-3463; Cell: 434-960-0363.
    Patty also sells yarn! 
     
  • Steven Schumacker repairs Passap and can do tuneups on most other knitting machines such as Brother, Knitking, Singer, Toyota, Silver Reed, White & Singer knitting machines.
    Phone: (858) 414-2991
    Email: stevenjschumacher@yahoo.com

  • Needle-Tek - Repairs & Parts for all Japanese Knitting Machines and Accessories, including
    Brother, Knit King, Studio, Singer, Silver Reed, Toyota
    24917 NE Rawson Rd
    Brush Prairie, WA 98606
    Phone: (360) 892-2304
    Fax: 360 944-9439

  • Sun Cheong Knitting Machine Co. - Repairs & Parts
    Phone: 852-2322-7968
    Fax 852 2322 4206
    Email: jacky.knitting@gmail.com

 

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