Category Archives: CSM

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Fingerless Mitten on the CSM

I found a neat fingerless mitten pattern on Ravelry, CSM Fingerless Glove by Melody Cowan. It has a real gusset and gradually increases to fit the thumb instead of the rectangular increase with an abrupt joint for the hand. But this method requires lifting … Continue reading


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CSM: Toes

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Best wishes for the most wonderful time of the year. I found a neat way to knit the toes without holes and bunny ears. I learned to knit on a sock machine from YouTube videos and the demo shows … Continue reading

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Tennis Socks and Crank-In

My cranking buddy, Sid, is back so we had a little crank-in at her house by Malibu Lake last Sunday. The lake is spectacularly beautiful at this time of the year but alas no pictures! I had every intention to … Continue reading

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Fair-Isle Heart Socks

I love to dye and the sock machine came along because I could never knit fast enough the yarns that I dyed. So lately, me and my sock machine are on a roll going though my dyed stash. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Video of Fair-Isle on the Sock Machine and Pirate Socks

I have a request to make a video for knitting Fair-Isle/stranded on the sock machine so here it is. So strange that after the recording button is pressed, I became a klutz. I can usually knit faster than that but … Continue reading

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Video of E-Wrap on the Sock Machine

I taped this video to show how to do an e-wrap on the sock machine. This was unscripted and taped only once. The e-wrap takes a bit more time but the result is well worth it.

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Lace and Cable Socks on the CSM

The circular sock machines (CSM) are wonderful for knocking out one pair of socks after another and I’ve been doing the same style of socks for two years. It gets stale. I want a challenge and want to crank socks … Continue reading

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2011 Crank-in in Solvang

Jacquie is back on tour in the US so we had our crank-in yesterday in Solvang. It was nice to see familiar as well as new faces. Jacquie gave us a demo on her new yet to be named machine. … Continue reading

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Back to Cranking

I’ve been an Energizer bunny and cranked 13 pairs of socks between Christmas and New Year. I found a sweet spot on the Legare 400 with the 72-cylinder and it sings! I threw in all kinds of yarns and it … Continue reading

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Flat Knitting on the Sock Machine

I’m totally unprepared for Christmas this year. By this time last year, all the socks have been wrapped, all the names have been checked, and most if not all have received their socks for Christmas. Between my new interest for … Continue reading

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