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) 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 Craftsy.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.)
Susan lives in Connecticut with her artist/professor husband, Arthur, a black Labrador named Arlo, and a big grey cat named Buster.