Hand Frame Knitting Video, Part 1 September 07 2013
Down to business. Hand frame knitting our new Autumn knitwear range of
Authentic Fishermans sweater at a small local factory just down the coast.
She's making it look easy but there's thirty years of practice going into this.
First body samples coming off the machines. Not in the correct wool yet.
This first sample is just to help work out the pattern and number of rows &
stitches needed. The finished fishermans knit sweaters will be much denser
and in Navy using 5 ply worsted wool from British breeds, spun & dyed in Yorkshire.
Hey what does this do.. Circular linking machine for joining the side seams.
No cut & sew here all the seams are hand link finished.
Lewis model 200, vintage Union Special used for sewing on cardigan buttons.
Pressing the knit panels flat using wood pads & steam bed to flatten the knit.
It's grey outside, but not in here. Cones of 5 ply wool yarn in every hue and colour.
Brutalism from the Hessle Foreshore, homeward bound Humber Bridge.
Check back in a week or so to see the finished Fishermans sweaters with the
sleeves added ready for our store.