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Country Knitting Of Maine Now Owns the Copyrights to Kathleen Kinders Books. They are available below as pdf downloads. If you would like a printed version there is $5.00 charge for printing plus a shipping costs. You can email me for more information at: oth98@hotmail.com


Inspiration of Lace




This 116 page book is for hand knitters as well as machine knitters. Here's what's in the book. First, there is an illustrated article of The History of Knitted Lace, again quite unique because it draws on all 3 knitting crafts, giving clear indication of cross-fertilisation Basing my conclusions not only on 19th c hand knitting publications but also on written 18th c and early 19th c framework records as well as on analysis of pattern structure, I offer suggestions regarding which patterns were the originals and which were adaptations or copies. I found I could often relate my findings to many of the patterns on the Sampler.

Next follows a chapter on The Background to Charts and Symbols. It may surprise readers to know that they go back a long way too. I explain that I used no expensive program to chart the lace patterns but simply, MS paint, in Accessories on every PC. I employ the commonly accepted Japanese symbols. There is a page of those and a page of abbreviations before the study of each of the 63 patterns, each charted and written out for those who can't cope with charts.
I could not have done the work without my charting expertise. You can see exactly from a chart how a pattern is formed and how it is to be knitted. The penultimate section is for machine knitters, with 20 patterns especially for them, but also for hand knitters too. I conclude with how to design,draw and annotate the schematics for simple garment shapes. There is a comprehensive book list and some web sites to look up. In all, I've done my best to ensure the book is a rich resource for hand and machine knitters, and it would not have
seen the light of day but for Linda Williams. I owe her a great debt of gratitude indeed. 116 pages


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Passap System Knitting & Pattern Techniques Volume 1

This volume is for all Duomatic and E-6000 knitting machines. All stitch patterns shown can be manually selected for Duomatic owners. Material has been widely drawn from Passap and Non-Passap literature as well as out of print Passap model books. Main sections include system overviews, slip stitch and tuck stitch patterns as well as garment shaping for double bed knitting. A must for Passap owners. 92 pages

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Passap System Knitting & Pattern Techniques Volume 2

For Duomatics with Deco and E6000 knitting machines. This book takes over where Volume 1 ends. Contents:
Babies and childrens knitting
Measurements for babies and children
Skirts
Pleats and ribs
Swatches and tensions
Waistbands and making up
Stitch Pattern Groups
Stitch Pattern Systems
Computer knitting systems
Why a square grid
Designing for a fixed 40 stitch repeat
Ornament - some historical considerations
The Rhom Geo and classifying the patterns
Key to the Pattern Groups (and the transfer lock)
Pattern Groups begin
3 pages for full page INDEX, needle and pusher settings
Autumn leaves project
List and page numbers of illustrations.
92 packed pages.

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Hand Tooling for The Chunky Knitting Machine Volume I

A collection of traditional handtooling techniques for use on the chunky knitting machine. Can be used on both manual and punchcard machines as well as any standard gauge machine. Volume I convers techniques A-K including such areas as Aran effects, argyle, beads, braids, cables, embossed knitting, fringe, intarsia and knitting to name a few. Also has pattern collections. 95 pages

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Hand Tooling for the Chunky Volume II


A combination of tradtional hand tooling techniques begun in Volume I. Volume II includes techniques L-Z. Some of the techniques covered are lace, mosaic floatless fairisle, plaiting, quilting, short-row knitting, Tartan and plain, thread lace, woven braid, yokes and zig zag patterns. Volume II also includes a pattern collection. 111 pages

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Machine Knitters Book of Ribber Volume I

An excellent addition to the literature on ribber knitting techniques for Japanese machines. Clear, straight forward handling of the basic aspects of ribber knitting for the bulky, standard and fine gauge knitting machines. Includes are sweater and jacket patterns for women, men an children, as well as ribbed and pleated skirts for women. 120 pages

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Machine Knitters Book of the Ribber Volume II


An indepth look at the ribber tools, techniques and patterns. The pattern groups include fisherman's rib, ruck, sliip, jacquards. Over 40 patterns for women, men, children and babies. 197 pages

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Mosaic Floatless Fairaisle


Mosaic Floatless Fairisle for 24 stitch standard gauge machines. Kathleen has complied a superb collection of over 50 patterns of float-free fairisle designs for the single bed machine. 24 stitch is designed for standard and chunky punch card machines with single or double bed color changers. 95 pages

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Mosaic Floatless Fairaisle for Passap and Electronic machines.


Mosaic Floatless Fairisle for the 20 & 40 stitch. This has float free fairisle designs, which is designed for Passap Duomatic Deco and electronic machines with single or double bed color changers. 96 pages

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Passap Duomatic, Deco and Forma


An important fundamental reference work book for the Passap knitter, providing a detailed presentation of Duomatic machine knittng technique - the basic machine and the two major accessories. More than 50 pages of patterns with easy to follow instructions. 143 packed pages.

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E6000 Card Reader and Jacquard Techniques

E6000: Card Reader and Jacquard Techniques with 20 original patterns.
Contents:
What are the card reader techniques?
Hints and tips
Card reader technique translation.
Codes for more knitting instructions.
Codes for the lock positions.
Comparable lock settings
Drawing of a technique on a pattern sheet
Lock position and other knitting instructions
The card reader example and analysis
The card reader technique and pattern notes
SLip/slick/tuck patterns
Jacquard: introduction and background
Jacquard: design and technique
Designing 3 and 4 color jacquard
Jacquard: pattern placement and some knitting techniques
Abbreviations and knitting notes
Jacquard: the patterns
Postscript and appendix
92 pages

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Brother Electronic Pattern Play

PPD 110 and Stitchworld variations for the KH930, 940, & 950i. There are 30 patterns which Kathleen subjects to various treatments offered by the PPD. All functions of the PPD are given full explanation as well as notes on how to enter data for color and lace. Includes explanations on how to use the G-Carriage with lace. All patterns illustrated in black and white with 10 in color. 96 pages

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Electronic Knitting

A solid text that should please the Brother/Knitking and Studio/Singer/Silver Reed knitters, one that explores the full technical potential of the electronic machines: lace and cables, overall patterning, motif knitting, superimposition and much more. A must for the electronic owner. 108 pages

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A Resource Book for Machine Knitters

A wonderful basic reference work book for owners of all make machines. A hand book of essential techniques from cast-on and charting to double bed and ribber techniques. An excellent section on stitch and punch card patterning. 135 pages

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A Second Resource Book for Machine Knitters

More useful and practical techniques for both the singer and double bed knitter - for ALL make of machines. A lovely collection of garments for men, women and children, and an excellent addition to your knitting library. 152 pages

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The Art of Motif Knitting and 24 Stitch Designs

This book contains over 90 original motif patterns for standard punch card and electronic knitting machines. It also contains a wealth of knowledge pertaining to such areas as converting pictures to motifs, dealing with long floats, repeatable patterns, color, color changer, knitting in beads, garment design, welts, sideways knitting an much more 96 pages.

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A Resource Book Pattern Supplement

A superb collection of patterns for all machines by one of England's foremost writers and designers for the craft. Clear detailed instruction on scores of contemporary patterns: raglan based, dropped shoulder line, fitted sleeve. The approach emphasizes the creative use of the charting device and basic pattern block. 219 pages
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