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Machine Knitting Seminar and design contest
Fri Sep 5, 2014 2:41am


Friday-Saturday Sept. 19-20, 9:30-6:00 each day
at the ROCKING HORSE FARM facility in Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Friday Class Theme: Fashionable Fit on Friday

Saturday Class Theme: Socks (and Other Stuff) on Saturday

Classes for Standard & Bulky Knitting Machines:

-Necklines and Shoulder Shaping
-Pockets & Collars
-Crochet Tips for Machine Knitters
-Doll Clothes
-Knitweave Garment (new pattern)
-False Rib (new pattern)
-Inspirational Edges, Trims & Joins
-Garter Carriage Workshop
-Novelty Hats (faces, animals, etc)
-Tubular Socks on Flat Machines
-Seasonal Socks: Christmas, Summer, Fall
-Short Row Cape (new pattern)
-Easy Swing Skirt
-Charting for a Personal Fit
-Thrumming (machine or handknitting)

Special Class for Beginning Machine Knitters:

-Class topics will cover machine set-up, cast-ons, bind offs, simple shaping, and more. Hands-on opportunities will be offered (no need to bring machine). This is suitable for people with little or no machine knitting experience.

Classes for Passap Machines:

3 Passap teachers will offer classes covering many topics, each hour both days.

Classes for Circular Sock Machines (Saturday only):

-Ribbed Socks
-Tab Socks
-Fingerless Gloves
-Changing Color on Toes and Heels
-Overlapping Yarn Technique

Crochet Class (Friday):

-Plarning - Crochet Bag made with Plastic Yarn (yarn available in class)

Handknit Class (Saturday):

-Mohair Cabled Cowl (yarn available in class)

There will be something of interest to everyone during every class hour. Classes are different both days.

A separate PASSAP classroom will again be available during the entire seminar, as well as a Circular Sock Machine classroom on Saturday. Other classes will be conducted on Silver Reed, Brother/KnitKing, Studio/Singer and Toyota/Elna knitting machines.

Again this year a TEXTILE LAB will be set up where you can experience the following:

-Yarn Dye Display
-Yarn Blending and Plying
-Hands-on Burn Test to determine fiber content
-Yarn Identification (Bring Mystery Yarn!)
-Make-and-Take Projects

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: "5 and 10 Sale" on Saturday!

Browse through the $5, $10, and $50 sale boxes containing: Yarn, Pattern Books, Garter Bars, Linkers, Transfer Carriages, Knitleaders, and more.You must be in attendance on Saturday afternoon to take advantage of these sales.


Registration info:

$89 Registration

or $55 Single Day

Registrations taken by phone 320-252-2996, mail, or paypal to




This contest is held in conjunction with Carole Wurst's annual SEPTEMBER SEMINAR but you don't have to attend to participate, mailed entries are accepted.

Contest is open for any knits created in 2013-2014 that fit the theme KNITS THAT DAZZLE. Entries can be mailed to Rocking Horse Farm or brought to SEPTEMBER SEMINAR, before or on Sept. 19, 2014.


(1) Garment that incorporates the theme

(2) Wearable Accessory that incorporates the theme (example: cowl, knit jewelry)

(3) Household Item that incorporates the theme (example: pillow, table runner, toy, holiday decor)

(4) Any other topic that fits the theme (provide a brief explanation)

(5) Special Category: use DesignaKnit software to create a new Fairisle motif showing your unique interpretation of the word Dazzle. This could incorporate stars, diamonds, jewel shapes... use your imagination. Submit a swatch or a printed picture of the DAK file. Swatches created with a punchcard or mylar sheet instead of DAK will also be accepted.

Items must be clean and ready for display. All items will be on display September 19-20, 2014 during the September Seminar. Winners will be announced on Saturday during the seminar and listed in the publication Machine Knitting Inspiration. Seminar attendance is not required, but registration forms or tickets for the awards luncheon are available from Rocking Horse Farm.

All items will be judged by Knitting Machine professionals and prizes will be awarded. Prizes include ribbons, rosettes, gift certificates and items of interest to machine knitters. All entries will receive a certificate of participation.


Mailed entries must arrive by September 19, 2014. Please determine the cost to ship your item to Rocking Horse Farm and submit that amount to cover return shipping (plus insurance) of your item.

Rocking Horse farm is not responsible for lost or mishandled items.

Payment can be submitted using personal check or (to

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___(1) Garment

___(2) Accessory

___(3) Household Item

___(4) Any Other (provide brief explanation)

___(5) New Motif or DAK file creation

Please list any information that would be of interest to the judge (limit 25 words).

Please make payment payable to Carole Wurst

Send to: Rocking Horse Farm, 25636 County Road 74, Saint Cloud, Minnesota 56301-9293


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