Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters

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Susan Guagliumi

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About Susan

Susan Guagliumi’s career in the machine knitting industry has spanned more than 30 years and included positions with three knitting machine companies, culminating with the position of Education Director for Studio by White Knitting Machines. During those years she oversaw all dealer education, consumer publications, videos and workshops.

Susan’s garment designs and technical articles have appeared in machine knitting magazines, including Machine Knitters’ Source, Knit Words and Machine Knit America; hand knit publications like Fashion Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Easy Knitting.

Susan’s books include Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters (HMS), which remains one of the most popular machine knitting books ever published and although HMS sports a new cover and some corrections to the original text, it is the same book — at the same old price. The companion video has been converted to DVD.

In March, 2010, More Hand-Manipulated Stitches was published and in December, 2015 Handknits by Machine was released. The newest book, Open Spaces: Machine Knit Eyelets, Ladders and Slits, was published in April, 2018. All of her books and the DVD are available through this web site or Amazon.com.

Her hand knit books include Knitting Cuff to Cuff: Twelve Sweaters One Way (2007) and Knitting Saddle Style: Twelve Sweaters One Way (2008).

In March 2014 (as a slight departure from machine knitting), Handmade for the Garden, a collection of 75 creative garden projects was published by Stewart, Tibori and Chang.

Susan has taught three machine knitting classes for Bluprint.com. Through the magic of video, you’ll feel like she is sitting right next to you at the machine. (There are discount links to the classes here on the web site.)Her class, Open Spaces, is available at susan-guagliumi.teachable.com.

Susan lives in Connecticut with her artist/professor husband, Arthur, and a black Labrador named Arlo.

Susan’s Photo Galleries

Susan Guagliumi’s career as an education specialist in the machine knitting industry has spanned more than 25 years and included positions with three knitting machine companies, culminating with the position of Education Director for Studio by White Knitting Machines.

P H O T O S Weaving & Fibers, Passap, and Singer Days

We never seem to take as many photographs as we intend to, but we should always try to label them with dates and names. What seemed perfectly clear at the time is apt to fade over the years!

P H O T O S Studio by White Days

I worked as the education director for Studio by White for 10 years, beginning in 1989. During that time, I instituted Camp Tuckanitslip, “starred” in a half dozen product videos, upgraded the magazine to a full color format and produced all kinds of teaching aids for dealers to use with their customers. I met some great people and saw a lot of this country, Europe and Japan.

P H O T O S Knit Designs

I started designing sweaters as soon as I learned to use my first machine because there was nothing out there! Many of the garments I did while I worked for Studio were machine knit adaptations of hand knit designs to show off the ability of the SK860 mid-gauge machine, which is still my favorite machine. I also did a lot of original designs for hand and machinsmall-centered columnse knit publications.

P H O T O S Recent & Current

Machine knitting continues to bring me to interesting places, where I have met some of the warmest, most welcoming knitters! Even though there are fewer places now than there used to be for machine knitters to gather and study, the craft is alive and well in all parts of the world! I'm very happy and grateful to be a part of it.

Calendar

Susan's workshops for beginners and more experienced machine knitters focus on hand-manipulated stitches on almost any machine. Her garden demos and lectures expand on the projects featured in Handmade for the Garden.

June 1 & 2, 2019

TechKnitters Machine Knitting Club, Chicago

For information:Mary Slattery at maryknits@aol.com

July 17 - 24, 2020

Master Class, Thyboron, Denmark

For information:Bente Ronberg at bente@ausumlille.dk