We looked at linkers this month. Some people had never seen the Hague linker or the cast off linker that goes on the knitting machines.
Hand knitters were very impressed with both. Nina was stitching together a blanket that folds into a cushion when not in use. It was a pattern in one of the Guild of Machine Knitters Newsletters a couple of years ago. We didn't quite get it finished during the evening, but the long seams are done which is a great start.
Liz showed how to use the Brother cast off linker. Some others had a try, not all successfully, but with a bit of practice they will succeed.
Of course there was also time for a cup of tea and a chat and 17 of us either renewed our subscriptions to the Guild of Machine Knitters or joined. Their quarterly Newsletter is a good read and has lots of useful information in it. If you want to find out more about the Guild visit www.guild-mach-knit.org.uk. We are very pleased that some of the members of the club who came along as hand knitters are now converts to machine knitting.