I  had to wait for everyone to be out of the house.  Snuck the package into my studio.  Had to hide the packing material evidence. Shhhh…..Don’t tell my better half …. I adopted a new machine! My new-to-me Brother KX 350 is so much fun! …

 

Tubular knitting is an easy technique and has lots of possibilities, but . . . . how do you bind off?

Think about it … maybe you normally use a round-the-gate peg bind off, and you start on the right side of the main bed. What happens when it comes time to bind off the ribber stitches … ever try working backwards and upside down on the ribber?
To bind off circular knitting, knit a few rows of waste yarn and drop the work from the machine. Then you have some better bind off choices:

One extremely valuable resource for machine knitters are the Brother Stitch World Books. They display a treasure-trove of stitch patterns that can be the source of inspiration for any knitting machine. If you have an electronic machine and are lucky enough to use DAK, you can…