My Material Life

Dream Machine: Tricotin Mecanique

For all you knitting Nancy fans out there (toilet paper roll or otherwise), here is something to add to your collection.  This is a mechanical French knitter from Bergere de France that is actually made in France.  It’s a lot of fun to turn the crank and watch your knitted cord grow and grow and what beautiful cord it is!  I’m still experimenting with it, but I can tell you it is essential to use the weight that’s included and to let it hang freely while you are turning the crank.  I haven’t had success with every material I’ve tried, but these Rowan DK Handknit Cotton samples turned out very nicely.  You can buy your own Tricotin Mecanique here.


    • Just tell me what you want to learn to do and we’ll do it! Do you think David would be interesting in knotting his own basketball net? I found that project in a book last summer and I kind of want to try it!

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