"Here is my finished Kep - I love how it turned out! I hope that it won’t be cold enough to wear it until next winter though...... Great instructions and videos - thanks Marie!
"MKC has certainly encouraged me to try different techniques… I bought DAK and learned intarsia after attending the intarsia workshop! It was a ‘hoot’. A calf was born on our ranch and I love the markings on his face. I was inspired to knit an intarsia vest."
Are you getting lost trying to find nice modern patterns or gorgeous, affordable yarns? Maybe you're completely new to machine knitting and don't even know where to begin. Or you've been knitting for a while but you just can't seem to get to the next level.
Perhaps you used to machine knit a while ago and now that you're back you need a bit of inspiration and motivation to help get back up to speed. Or maybe you just want to hang out with other machine knitters who "get" the desire to knit all your own clothes (and clothes for all your friends & family too!).
The Machine Knit Community is an online space for machine knitters of all abilities to develop skills, habits & rituals to get the most from our machines so that we can inspire, motivate and learn from each other.
Our mission is to help members to make faster, more efficient progress (without jumping all over the internet) by focussing on the core skills needed to complete specific projects and tasks, and removing blockages that get you lost and demotivated.
Together, we all gain the confidence and ability to design and make our own professional looking knitwear that fits perfectly.
Our aim is to create and foster a community of like-minded modern machine knitters through
Become a member today and get access to a community full of like-minded knitters and resources that will transform your knitting
Remove blockages that get you lost and move on quickly and easily to the next step
Provide inspiration to progress on your creative journey
Gain knowledge and confidence to design, adapt and knit garments, finished to a high standard that fit perfectly and look professional
Develop ability and courage to design and knit your own wardrobe
Develop routine and structure to build a consistent MK practise that is relaxing, mindful & enjoyable
Foster a welcoming environment for ALL that is sociable, motivational & inspiring
"I was very lucky to spend a day with Nic back in October '21. I think we both thought I was going to make a wrist warmer as I was a complete newbie to Machine Knitting.... When I explained that my ultimate goal was to knit a jumper and in particular a Stoodley Jumper, as I loved the modern design and Fair Isle pattern, Nic was very accommodating and agreed to embrace my enthusiasm and show me the specific techniques I would need to complete the task. "
Throughout the year we work with industry leaders and experts to run additional featured classes available at an additional cost.
We've just launched our program of events through until the end of July '22 which includes
The headline confirmed guests and events are
And to clear the way for our new patterns and workshops later in the year look out for May madness discounts on some of our existing, paid workshops available exclusively to Community Members.
We released details of the May to July agenda on April 20th in an exclusive presentation to all our members
Watch the video of that launch event to see what is available by clicking on the image below.
Do you still have questions? We also ran a live Behind the Scenes tour for non-members earlier this year. It was a chance to see inside the Community and what goes on where members were able to ask any questions. If you want to view a replay click on the image below.
Enrolment is open twice a year. We are currently closed for new members so that we can focus on all the amazing things going on IN the community but we will be re-opening the doors October 1st 2022
We are delighted to introduce the MKC Diversity Bursary.
A core founding mission of the MKC is to create a warm and welcoming space for everybody that promotes the craft of machine knitting and motivates and inspires everybody to get the most from their machines. One of the ways that we can achieve this is by having a diverse membership base and opening up opportunities for all people to join, regardless of their background or circumstances.
We would like to ensure that 5% of members at any time are free to bursary applicants.
The application process is very simple and we will be accepting applications on a trust basis so there will be no need to offer evidence to support your application - we will take your word for it! Bursaries will be awarded on a first come - first served basis and once all places have been allocated the scheme will close until the next round of signups
You can read more and register interest >> here
We are also introducing a new student rate membership to encourage those at college or university starting out on their machine knitting journey to develop their skills by interacting with our teachers, experts and ordinary members and learning from the wealth of experience and resource that we have available within the community. You can read more and register interest >> here