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Discovering Machine Knitting

Reviewing Kandy Diamond’s latest publication.

30th May 2023

Knitting Industry
 |  United Kingdom


When we last spoke with knitwear designer, maker and lecturer Kandy Diamond back in August 2022, Kandy teased a new project on the horizon as she shared details about her personal practice and her brand ‘Knit and Destroy’. Come April 2023, this project was revealed to be a book about domestic machine knitting, published by The Crowood press Ltd, ‘Discovering Machine Knitting: From deciphering the machine to designing you own’.

As a specialist in domestic machine knitting, Kandy saw this book as an opportunity to make this craft more inclusive and to welcome new, less experienced knitters ‘into the fold’.

‘The purpose of this book is to help demystify machine knitting, starting from the first principles with how the machine works and how stitches are formed, through to shaping garment panels to your desired size and fit.’

Read Beth Ranson’s full review on Knitting Industry Creative

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