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Browse the books below; there's a book here for everyone. Each book is a learning experience in itself. In traditional Mary Anne style, each pattern or technique takes you one step farther in your knowledge of machine knitting.

With these books you'll hear Mary Anne as she patiently, explains her techniques to you. You'll follow her as she shows you step-by-step how to do a particular edge or trim. You'll quickly see why Mary Anne is such a great teacher and a leader in machine knitting.

4.5mm 3-PACK • CD ONLY • PDF • #3

A-line cardigan with full-fashioned details in the raglan shaping. Garment features opposing facings on fronts; shortrowed hemline; unique collar of reverse stockinette ridges; 5 sizes from 36 - 49 in, two versions. The accompanying Notes features garter bar techniques, raglan and full fashioned decreases, drawing schematic for charting device.

Open front cardigan of lace with lace carriage, vertical shawl collar, exxaggerated A-line creates hanging points at sides /hip. 5 sizes from 36 to 49 in.Long set-in sleeve. Brother and SilverReed stitch patterns given. Notes article includes cast-on fro waste yarn with ribber comb on single bed; using yarn marks effectively; lace carriage for both Brother and Silver Reed; partial knitting/shortrows with lace knitting and manual tuck for edging.

Button front cardigan, 3/4 set in sleeve. Combination of braided cables, a variety of double bed work, stockinette and contrast textures - this project should present a challenge for the accomplished knitter but some easier 'cheats' are given to simplify - your choice. Notes include braided cable on double bed; racked cast-on; a great neckline finish and more!

Check MAO's blog Jan-Feb-Mar 2012 for more pictures and details.


Triple Pattern CD


4.5mm 3-PACK • CD ONLY • PDF • #2

A hip length, A-line raglan cardigan with long sleeve. Shortrowing at hemline adds length to centre to balance side seam decreases. Round neck, cuffs, hem and front bands are stockinette hems in contrast colour. Yarn is Silk City Fibers Wool Crepe Deluxe. Techniques article includes full fashioned decrease methods and decorative decreases, starting and finishing details and more.

Double bed tuck rib stitch for dramatic texture. A-line, mid thigh length; vee neck; long, set-in sleeve; deep FNR bands; inside bag pockets; button band knit circular with vertical buttonholes. Yarn is Yeoman Yarns Panama. Bonus pattern for girls, sized 4 (6, 8, 10) years, "Practise Makes Little Miss Perfect". Techniques article includes full needle rib hems, odd needle arrangements, seaming methods, pockets in rib fabric, assembly methods and much more.

The design is Lacey Blue. A button front, close-fitting cardigan with vee neck and long, set-in sleeves. Crisp, mercerised cotton to show off the detail of the fashion lace transfers. Flat, shaped collar frame neckline. Hand transferred lace border with automatic picot edging aqll around. Silver Reed and Brother stitch patterns included. Techniques article includes lace carriage stuff for ech brand, hand transferred lace border, short rows for lace carriage and more.

Check MAO's blog Aug-Sept-Oct 2011 for more details.

Triple Pattern CD


4.5mm 3-PACK • CD ONLY • PDF • #1
Slightly fitted cardigan with round neckline; 3/4 set-in sleeve; curved edge patch pocket on front; deep stockinette hems on cuff and bottom, narrower band for neck and front edges.

High-hip length, cardi top, knit sideways. Featuring shortrowed gores to add width and swing at hip; 3/4 length sleeves with optional box pleats; chained edge front band and collar; clasp front closures. Read article for more tips and techniques before beginning to knit!

High-hip length, open-front cardigan, 3/4 set-in sleeves. Single bed one-row-tuck makes subtle patterning in a fabulous lightweight yarn, but knitting it on the double bed allows the extended centre fronts to have an edge finished automatically with longstitch, which are then attached on the machine with a stockinette tubed edge for a very professional look.

Check MAO's blog Jan-Feb-Mar 2011 for more details.

Triple Pattern CD


Slightly fitted, high-hip length cardigan with fitted, set-in sleeve. Hand transferred two-step lace for the overall fabric. Narrow, easy picot hem and lace border the bottom, cuff and front of hood with the picot bands trimming front edges. Round neckline is finished with picot hem or optional one piece hood.

Slight A-line shaped cardigan, raglan sleeve, high v-neck, with collar. Cable and tuck rib combination form a slightly scalloped edging to make cuffs, hems and collar. Neckline of collar and hemline are shortrowed to add depth in centre for better fit. Stockinette bands finish front opening and a slip cord edging make button loops on right side. All finished and assembled on the machine.

Low hip length jacket, knit sideways with zippered front closure. The boy is knit in one piece, from centre front, around back to centre front in stockinette. Gores are added in body to add extra width at hip for A-line shape. Sleeves are knit down and seamed on the top along with shoulder line. Ruffle at hemline and around hood can be substituted with slip cord for a no-frills approach.

Check MAO's blog Jan-Feb-Mar 2011 for more pictures and details.

Triple Pattern CD

Side Steps - CD ONLY - PDF
2 versions of sideways knit cardigan, high hip length with 3/4 or long sleeve using 4 ply wool fingering weight, knit on the 4.5mm standard gauge machine. Back and fronts are knit side to side, allowing for a great size range. High vee or round
neck shaping at font neck. The beginner version (gold) has shortrowed gores to add width from underbust to hem, adding an A-line shape for extra width at hip.
The intermediate (purple) version is a bit more involved and adds waist shaping as well as the flare for the hip for a curvier fit.
Stockinette bands are edged with chained lines to add nice detail and slip cord knit on finishes bottom and makes easy button loops. Both patterns are sized from 38 to 57 inch finished bust. Lots of detail and techniques! PRINT OUT OR VIEW ON SCREEN.

Ribber Rules - CD ONLY - PDF
6 articles and 11 garments of Ribber Techniques, previously published in KNITWORDS magazine - 36 pages. If you missed out on the magazine and want double bed information, this is for you. Up a Notch, No 31; The Pseudo Arans from No 14; Ribber Rules 1 to 5 and the garments that went with from No 39 to No 45. Topics include needle arrangements, bands to go with; increasing and decreasing; longstitch facings and one-row-tucks; English Rib and raglans; wide ribs and shortrows; tuck stitch creating aran-looks automatically; the nicest full needle rib notched collar! PRINT OUT OR VIEW ON SCREEN.

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The Pink Book"
The third book of trims, edges, starts, finishes, bands and stuff for all gauges of knitting machines. Written in workbook style, with excellent, close-up photos and detailed instructions. 40 single bed techniques and 10 double bed things, great trims to use in place of crocheted edges. Some have appeared in past issues of KNITWORDS, but many are brand new, all different from '50 Ways to Love Your Knitter' and from 'Knitting on the EDGE'. Beginner to advanced, 32 pages.

"The Blue Book"
Things the instruction manual doesn't tell you: what, why, when and how. All the hints,
tips and techniques that MAO does; step-by -step instructions; for all machine knitters, single and double bed stuff; the settings for the different brands; beginner to advanced. Fusion cover, professional photography, layout, printing and binding. 32 pages.


"The Yellow Book"
Another great resource book for all machine knitters. 24 buttonhole techniques - you'll find one that works for just about anything you're working on. Alterations - what went wrong and how to cure it. Zippers in knits, by hand and sewing machine. 32 pages, black and white; excellent, close-up photos; professional layout, printing and binding.

"The Lavender Book"
The print version of NECK'S BEST THINGS is SOLD OUT but a complete digital version is available on CD in a fully-printable pdf document. Acrobat Reader required.
Neckline treatments for round neck and v-neck pull-overs with step-by-step instructions. A valuable resource for all machine knitters. Stitch settings for different brands. Beginner to advanced. 32 pages; professional layout, printing and binding; detailed photos.

"The Green Book"
Reprinted by popular demand! Called 'the Bible' of edges and trims, a must-have for every machine knitter! A collection of bands, edges, trims, starts and finishes for all Japanese machines. 29 single bed and 21 double bed treatments, lots of techniques!
"The Orange Book"
This compilation of 26 single bed and 24 double bed bands, edges, trims starts and finishes has been put together in a workbook style presentation just as they were in 50 Ways To Love Your Knitter. The majority of trims in this collection, like its cousin (50 Ways) can be used in virtually any yarn and on any gauge machine. While Mary Anne doesn't claim total originality with all the edges, the majority of them are the result of her own experiments. Many are brand new and several are the result of working with Passap patterns with Knitwords magazine.
An index of all patterns and articles from issue No. 1 through No. 52 that allows you to sort and easily find a pattern. Search by issue, season, designer, machine, skill level, style, yarn, technique and more! This is a spreadsheet INDEX only, no patterns or photos. No additional program needed to run - it operates from your web browser.
30 hand manipulated stitch patterns and how-to's for manual single bed knitting machines, plus two cardigan patterns. No hand knitting or crochet skills required. Tons of techniques! For LK150, SK160, SK860, KX350, Artisan 70D, Bond.
Techniques, tips and 12 patterns for mid gauge flat bed machines. This book is for the new machine knitter as well as the intermediate knitter. It's going to be the book you go back to again and again, to practice a technique, find a trim, and make classic garments with your flat bed machine. With the use of various edges using 'e' wrap, hand transferred lace & cables and simple stockinette bands similar to ready made garments, there is no need to spend hours on latched ribbings or hand knitted ribs if you don't have a ribber. Make your knitting machine work for you.
Eight patterns of single colour, texture, fabric, garments including 4 men's and 4 ladies' garments. You may think you have a knitter with a ribbing attachment. This book will show you that you have a marvellous double bed machine capable of producing some of the best looking and fastest sweaters that you will ever knit. This collection will show you a sampling of the textures and techniques that your double bed machine will produce and will take the fear out of the ribber bed! Also look for answers to:...How to go from bands into full needle rib or various needle arrangements...How to make smaller cuffs that fit with a fuller sleeve...How to join ribbed pieces quickly and easily...How to make necklines without cut'n'sew...How to cast off in rib...AND some great new bands.
Written for standard gauge Japanese knitting machines. Techniques, tips and 10 classic patterns with technical information, know-how and creative finishing taking the beginner and intermediate knitter and learning new techniques along the way.
I Won't Pull The Wool Over Your Eyes!
Eight cardigans for all occasions. Lots of options, tips and techniques, including lessons on casting on and off, seaming, buttonholes, everything you need to make an entire cardigan wardrobe. Standard gauge machines. (DAK disk $8.00)
1 DAK Disk: No. 1 to No. 53
For stitch patterns used in magazine issues listed above. NOTE: these do not include the actual pattern; you will need DesignaKnit to utilize.

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Starting with issue 41... when printed copies of KNITWORDS are sold out you can still order them on CD! The CD contains the entire KNITWORDS magazine in printable PDF format (Adobe Acrobat is a free download available at www.adobe.com).
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No 53, Summer 10
Mid Gauge - Bridging the Gaps, lady's pullover by Susan G. 4.5mm -
Tumbleweed, It's a Tie, The Chronicle, Tobacco Road, lady’s cardys; I Heart U, Leafy Lace, girls lace cardys; Ar-guy-le, boy's vest; Send in the Clouds, Midnight Sun, lady's summer tops; A-shirred, lady's hoodie. 9mm, Rib'n Shrug, lady's; Neck Tech - 6 scarves. Do it in DAK-slice&dice the pieces; The Punchline - how to for punchcards; W5 cast-ons; Building Bridges.18 patterns, 4 articles.
No 52, Spring 10 – ONLY AVAILABLE ON CD
Mid Gauge -Tomato Soup (cover); girl’s zip front sideways hoodie child’s raglan hoodie;Kindred, lady’s cardy.
4.5mm - Needful, StandUp, lady’s cardys; Survival Hoodie, child; Frill Ride & Peachy Kean, lady’s cardys; My LBD, lady’s shaped dress; White Diamonds, tween g carriage shrug; Herringbone, lady’s fairisle jacket. Do it in DAK-converting schematic; Darting Around, vertical darts; Grafting; Colour - analagous. 15 patterns, 4 articles.
No 51, Winter 09 – ONLY AVAILABLE ON CD
No 51. Mid Gauge - 2 lady’s jackets; lady’s shrug. 4.5mm - Kid’s - girl’s cardigan, child’s hoodie. Easy Peasy, shrug; Plumline, lady’s cardigan; Texturized, tuck henley; Preppy (cover), cardi; Popcorn, tuck vest; Mono Blues, cardi; Eh? Game, doublebed, cardi; Felt Like Ruffles, purse; Get Lei-d, tam, scarf & mitt set. 14 patterns, 4 articles.
No 50, Autumn 09 – ONLY AVAILABLE ON CD
No 50. Mid Gauge - Midway; Home Tweed Home; lady’s cardis.4.5mm - Pretty Picots, child’s jumper; Flip Side, child’s vest; Tuck & Weave , vest; Squared Off, tunic; Flouncing Around, Wild Side vee cardis; Snug Shrug, ribbed shrug; Just Ribbing, ribbed Aline cardi; Geezer Chic, long cardigan; Spots in Dots, lace tunic. G Carriage, Buttoned Down, girl’s cardi. Do it in DAK - converting clipArt; One Row Tuck Textures; Open your Eyes to Shortrows; Ribber Rrules 5, 3X3 rib; Future Fairisle. 15 patterns, 5 articles.
No 49, Summer 09
No 49. Mid Gauge - child’s hoodie, lady’s summer top. 4.5mm - girl’s hoodie, lady’s summer tops and cardigans, girl’s dress... LOTS OF SUMMER STUFF! Passap, baby set. 3.6mm - lady’s zip top. 18 patterns, 4 articles.
No 48, Spring 09
No 48. Mid Gauge - All-Aruffle, shawl; Almost Seamless, shrug; Blue Ribbon, lace top; Ultimate poncho. 4.5mm - Love & Kisses, little girls' hoodie cardy; Made to Match, boy's hoodie; NVee, lady's top; Me-Cozy, lady's lace hoodie; Barely There, lace cardy; Spring Bling (cover) girl's vest, socks and wristlets; Crosswise, lady's raglan short sleeve cardy; Dragonfly threadlace shawl. 4.5mm double bed, Threeway, lady's cardigan. Passap - crib & car seat blankets. Looking at Lace, Part I; Do it in DAK, FAQ's. 14 patterns and 5 articles.
No 47, Winter 08 – ONLY AVAILABLE ON CD
Mid Gauge - NJA Hoodie, child's duffle. 4.5mm - Sugar 'n' Spice, child's tunic dress; Let it Snow, child's pullover; Simply the Best, lady's cardy with pleated, curved patch pocket; Denim & Bling, lady's tuck, collared cardy with inside patch pocket; Groovy (cover) lady's A-line cardy; Tiers of Joy, 3 tiered skirt; Knitty But Nice, lady's Aline pullover top; Circle of Life, circle cardy; Form Fit, one-row-tuck shell; Just the Flax, lady's linen cardy; Lighter shade of Pale, lacy pullover top; She Wore Pearls, lady's cardy with tuck & pearl bands. Mosaic Knitting 11; Do it in DAK, shapes/baby garment. Extras - Fisti-Cuffs, wristlets; Victoriana, evening bag; Hip to be Square, woven scarf. 13 patterns, 2 articles, 3 extras.
No 46, Autumn 08 LIMITED QUANTITIES!!!
Mid Gauge - Dress Code (cover) Wild Oats, tuck coat; 4.5mm - School Days, chld’s cardigan; Print It, lady’s cardy; Best Bib ‘n’ Tucker, lady’s tunic; Henley Her Way, lady’s top; Curve Appeal, lady’s cardy. Passap - man’s sock; Two left feet scarf. G-Carriage - Barcelona, girl’s cardy; Bonhomme, scarf. Double bed - two left feet scarf. 15 patterns, 3 articles.
No 45, Summer 08 – LIMITED QUANTITIES!!!
Mid Gauge - PurlyGirl (cover). 4.5mm - Kewl, child’s mesh tank; Canada Day, toddler sun dress; Dots Across, lady’s camisole; Lace Effect, woman’s baby-doll top; Linen Mix, vee neck cardy; Coquette, lady’s sideways top; Alhambra, kimono style dress; Primrose, sideways cardy; Matte Finish, lady’s top; Mazatlan, lace cardy; Exit Line, lady’s top. G-Carriage - Baby Chic, small girl’s cardy. Passap - Child’s Socks. Do It In DAK, 9 Habits For Success; Create Your Own Self Striping Yarns. 14 patterns, 3 articles.
No 44, Spring 08
Mid Gauge - ZigZagged (cover); McNathan, child’s saddle shoulder zip hoodie; 4.5mm - Hoodwinked, baby hoodi ; Fashion Fringe, girl’s tunic; Draped, lady’s cowl necked top; DogOn, zip hoodie; Let’s Swing Again, trapeze cardi; Plain Vanilla, cardi; Double bed - Outlines, zip raglan. Shopping bag. 15 patterns, 4 articles.
No 43, Winter 07
Mid gauge - Fringe Festival, child & doll vest; Regular Joe, man's pull; Trapeze Artist, lady's swing jacket.
4.5mm - Heirloom, christening outfit; Dudette, lady's shawl collar pull; Gadabout, pleated peplum jacket; LuLu, lady's short evening dress; Nonchalance, cover cardy; Caped Wrapper, lady's cardy. 4.5mm double bed - Zippily, child's English rib cardy; lady's vest. Ribber Rules 4; Baby Hats; Do It in DAK, using Dingbats.
11 patterns, 4 articles.
The complete issue of
is still available in a
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No. 42, Autumn 07
Tuck Lace Special! Mid gauge - Groovy Girls (cover - adult, child, 18" doll); Dude! - child's shawl collar pullover (LK150); Simply Sage, lady's jacket. 4.5mm - Cocoa Beach, lady's coverup; Clematis, lady's v-neck top; White Out, lady's zip cardy; Art Deco to Go, Lady's coat; Paisley Print, lady's 2 pc suit; Body Basic, lady's top with neck variations. 4.5mm Double bed - Big Sister, lady's bigshirt. Be Your Own Designer4, asymmetrical shapes; Out of Work? tuck lace; Sales Savvy; Do it in DAK - fine tune to size. 15 patterns, 4 articles.
The complete issue of
is still available in a
fully-printable pdf document.
Adobe Acrobat Reader required.
No. 41, Summer 07
4.5mm - Citrus (cover); Charlie, lady's fitted jacket; Double Feature/Close Second, zip cardy and sleeveless tank twinset; Juxta-pose, striped cardy, sleeveless top twinset; Peekaboo, Faux Lace, lady's sleeveless tops; Window Dressing, lady's cover-up/tunic; Tiger in Training, child's golf shirt, doublebed. GCarriage - Girl (and her doll) Power, girl's/18 in. doll big shirt. 6.5mm - Baton Rouge, LK150 lady's cardy; For Phoebe, child's dress; bassinet blanket. 9mm -Randomly, lady's pull. Ribber Rules, part 3, longstitch facings & circular hems; Be Your Own Designer, part 3 - alterations, charting device; Do it in DAK - more on words and fonts. 16 patterns, 3 articles.
No. 40, Spring 07 – 10TH ANNIVERSARY ISSUE!!!
4.5mm - Hem 'n Haw (cover); Studio 60, lady's cardigan; Reddy-to-wear & Raglan for all Reasons, twinset; Lacy in Red, lady's lace hoodie coat; Poet and Peasant, lady's empire top; One for the Road, child's pullover; Lite'n Luvly, lady's boatneck; Two for Tweed, lady's top; Mensware, saddle shoulder zip neck pullover, doublebed. 6.5mm - Lime Soda, hoodie vest; North of 49, Mary Maxim style cardigan, electronic with ribber. 9mm - Huggable Hoodie, child. Ribber Rules, part 2; Be Your Own Designer, part 2 - unusual pieces, charting device; Do it in DAK - the abc's; Shape the Unusual, part 2 - DAK; Cardiganize, turn pullover into; Spare Ribs, more double bed stuff. 13 patterns, 8 articles.
No. 39, Winter 06
4.5mm -Faded Favour - man's v-neck beginner; Hip! lady's cowl neck tunic; Pretty Peplum, lady's cardigan; Tie One ON - lady's twinset; Sport Utility - lady's zip jacket; Winter Weave - vee pullover; Batternburg - lady's tunic. Beginner doublebed: Nathanware - child's zip saddleshoulder; Opposite Attraction - lady's cardi; Warm Up Sox. 6.5mm: Dramatic Departure; Shortly; Fringe Factor - ladys cardigans. Ribber Rules, part 1. Shape the Unusual - DAK. Be Your Own Designer, part 1 - charting device. 16 patterns, 4 articles.
No. 38, Autumn 06
Beginners Style File, No 5 - strip knitting. 4.5mm - in da 'hood, adult raglan hoodie; Go Vogue, lady's tiered skirt; Lilac Luxe, ruffled lace cardigan; Sandra Dee - sideways bolero; Knockabout - g carriage blazer; New Slant, lady's raglan; Norske, child's fairisle; Fit to Be Tied, lady's tieneck top; Tweed Tuck, 2 col. tuck blazer; Business Flirty, lady's suit. 6.5mm: Jinxed, cover jacket; My Favourite Thing, child's intarsia pullover. 3.6mm: Fine Tuned, lady's cowl. DAK, intarsia & knit from screen; Double Talk, English rib in pattern. 16 patterns, 5 articles.
No. 37, Summer 06
Beginner's Style File, No 4 - baby booties. 4.5mm - child's raglan hoodie; lady's summer tops; Match Set, tuck and tucklace twinset; Two-in-One, fooler twinset; Good to Go! lady's 2 pc dress with lace; Lace it Up, lady's border print lace cardigan. 6.5mm: Open Season, lady's bolero. 9mm: Summer Fun; Bright On - lady's summer tops. 3.6mm: Darling Duet, girl's cardy and matching doll; Fine Meld, lady's cami. Shortrows; Ribbon Rap; Socks - tuck & slip techniques.
16 patterns, 6 articles.

No. 36, Spring 06
The cable issue! Mid Gauge - Over the Rainbow (girl and her doll); Knit Big or Go Home; Plum's the Word double bed mid. 4.5mm - Beginner's Style File, baby dress; 2 boleros; Goes with Camo, child's hoodie; Neapolitan - cover raglan; Take a Turn, beginner cable v-neck; Mandarin Star, lady's rev. coat; Zigzag, racked pullover, double bed. Passap - drop lace bolero. 3.6mm - Fine Print - lady's fairisle cardy. Felted bag. 16 patterns, 5 articles.


No. 35, Winter 05
Beginner Style File 2, Minnesota Mittens, Rufflemania scarf, Fuzzy slippers, Pretty Baby Ponchini, Felted Kitty, 4.5mm & 9mm felting projects. 4.5mm - single bed: Made to Fade, lady's v-neck stockinette pullover. Violets, lady's blazer style cardigan, tuck. Colourfast, colour blocked cardigan with reverse seaming, slip stitch. Make Room for Baby (maternity). EduDog, child's blanket. Starving Artist Gloves, fingerless. 4.5mm doublebed for bands - Putting on the Ritz, lady's long, buttonless stockinette cardigan. Casual friday (cover) man's blazer style cardy, 2 colour tuck. 4.5mm doublebed - L'il Sport, little boy's cabled vest. Mid Gauge - Bijoux, stockinette angora lady's bolero. Viva Glam, plaited stockinette lady's cardy. Honeycomb, 3 pc tuck baby set. A Pair of Dolls, girl's folk art cardy, fairisle with doll's version on 4.5mm. 9mm - Hug Me, child's cardy. 20 patterns, 5 articles.



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