Learn how to use a circular knitting machine to loom knit yourself a new Messenger Purse by watching this loom kit tutorial by Diana Levine. I know some say that using a machine is not a true loom knit just like some say using looms are not really knitting but I’ll let you decide that.
The circular knitting machine makes knitting faster and saves some wear and tear on the hands for those that have problems with using knitting needles and looms.
What You Will Learn About Loom Knitting Using A Circular Knitting Machine
As stated before the video is a tutorial teaching you how to use the increasing popular knitting machine to knit stylish messenger bags. In this knitting machine tutorial Diana Levine will show you how to knit a small messenger bag style bag, using a 46 or 48 needle circular knitting machine (Addi Express Kingsize or 48 needle Sentro knitting machine) and a 22 needle Addi or Sentro knitting machine.
If you have not ever used a knitting machine this video is a good place to get your feet wet or should I say your hands. Watching the video Diana states that you will learn:
- how to cast on and off a knitting machine using scrap yarn
- how to seam the open sides of knitting machine tubes
- how to assemble a knit bag
- how to use the mattress stitch to seam the sides together.
The video is a complete beginng to end project video which means she holds your hand from providing you with a list of needed materials to taking you through the seven steps you will follow to knit your purse.
The steps she takes you through are:
Step 1: Knitting the Main Piece
Step 2: Knitting the Handle
Step 3: Seaming the Ends
Step 4: Assembling the Bag
Step 5: Joining Work with Stitch Markers
Step 6: Seaming with the Mattress Stitch
Step 7: Weaving in the Ends
And last how to add the final touches to your new bag.
I know after you complete this messenger bag project you will want to see all the fantastic project tutorials and knitting patterns for Diana has made available. You can see the patterns at dianalevineknits.com and check how more knitting tutorials at:
Diana has also authored two books that feature 25 of her favorite Knitting Machine patterns which you can find on Amazon using these affilated links- Knitting Machine Pattern Book Vol 1: https://amzn.to/3MKAOtQ and Knitting Machine Pattern Book Vol 2: https://amzn.to/3i6FfRP
You can take a look inside the books here https://amzn.to/3MKAOtQ
The two links above are affiliate links which means I may earn money if you purchase the books using the links. It will not add anything to your pruchase price.
Get started on your new messenger bag.