ADVICE FOR MACHINE KNITTERS
The yarns are unbrushed and lovely to knit with on any standard guage machine. Being unbrushed and woollen spun i.e. relatively smooth, the yarn is ideal for machine knitting.
Furthermore the yarn is strong and does not break easily, a real God-send for machine knitters!
When ordering, ask for your yarn to be waxed and coned at no extra charge.
Whichever machine you have it is vital to knit a tension swatch first and be sure to knit at the correct tension for your chosen pattern.
BOND machines: Excellent for knitting at DK tension using the 50/50.
PASSAP/PFAFF machines: Will knit the yarns at all recommended tensions using all needles.
JONES/BROTHER/KNITMASTER/TOYOTA etc: The yarns will knit easily on these machines although you are likely to be knitting at the loosest settings on your tension dial if using the 50/50. To knit the St Magnus 50/50 at tighter than 25 or 26sts per 4″, alternate needles will have to be used. Large garments can be knitted in sections or sideways.
As yarns are handled very little in machine knitting they will appear less fluffy immediately after knitting than handknitted garments. The knitwear will become fluffy with handling, washing and wearing.