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Elaine Cater and Caroline Nelson Books and Collections

Automatic Hats!sm-new1.gif (908 bytes)
A Skirt Collection for the Garter Carriagesm-new1.gif (908 bytes)
Hand Tooling with the Garter Carriage
A Treasury of Garter Stitch Patterns
Simply Garter Stitch
A Treasury of Slip Stitch Patterns
Simply Slip Stitch
Fair Isle Fabrics for Suits
Garter Stitch Designs for Electronic Machines (includes 940 or DAK disk)

A Children's Collection
Tuck Stitch Baby Collection
Baby Collection for the Garter Carriage

Prices
Disks

Elaine Cater and Caroline Nelson Patterns

Lady's Hand Tooled Garter Stitch Topsm-new1.gif (908 bytes)
Aran Style Jacket
Garter Stitch Jacket
Chenille and Wool Waistcoat
Lady's Fair Isle and Garter Waistcoat
Fair Isle Yoked Sweater and Matching Skirt
Lady's Flower Pattern Suit
Garter Stitch Suit and Scarf
Two Piece Garter Stitch Suit
Long Line Garter Stitch Waistcoat
Lady's Lace Jacket
Lady's Two Piece Lace Dress

Lady's Cable Yoke Cardigan and Hat
Lady's Garter Stitch Summer Top
Lady's Lace Edge Tunic
Lady's Long Line Garter Stitch Jacket
Lady's Release Stitch Suit
Lady's Release Stitch Sweater
Lady's Tailored Suit
Man's Garter Stitch Cardigan or Jumper
Reversible Jacket with Hood
Shawl Collar Slip Stitch Sweater

Prices

Disks

Books

sm-new1.gif (908 bytes)Automatic Hats! A Garter Carriage Collection. .

sm-new1.gif (908 bytes)A Skirt Collection for the Garter Carriage. Twelve stitch patterns and 6 garment patterns in designs that are suitable for both punchcard and electronic machines. For the knitter who wishes to experiment, the area where the pattern can be varied will soon become obvious. For electronic owners, the distance between pleats can also be altered by adding more stitches to the repeat of the pattern.

Hand Tooling with the Garter Carriage. Does your Garter Carriage work happily on its own? Do you just give it the occasional break for shaping or cabling? Think, instead, about interacting with it more often. Beautiful designs can be created when you combine standard Garter Carriage knitting with quite simple hand tooling techniques.

A Treasury of Garter Stitch Patterns. This treasury is intended to supplement those patterns offered with the Garter Carriage with unusual 3 dimensional designs. Twenty four unique and beautiful designs are included.There are no garment patterns included, as these designs may be knitted using fine yarns up to D.K. weight.

Simply Garter Stitch. This book deals systematically and completely with the use of the Garter Carriage, giving step by step instructions all the way from setting up the machine to its use in the most advanced techniques. It explains in simple language how the machine works, advice on suitable yarns, methods of casting on, and increasing and decreasing. It progresses to patterning and neck shaping and button holing, plus a whole lot more. If you own a Garter Carriage, this is a must have book!

A Treasury of Slip Stitch Patterns. Slip Stitch is one of the most interesting stitches that can be created on knitting machines. Just by altering the number of rows between color changes, or the number of colors used, the design can change dramatically. Includes instructions for Japanese knitting machines and Passap knitting machines.

Simply Slip Stitch. This book takes the mysteries out of Slip Stitch knitting. It begins with the basics and works systematically through each topic. It explains what slip stitch means, and how it is operated on each of the major makes of knitting machine: using slip buttons or levers, with punch cards, mylar sheets, electronic keys, etc. It discusses equipment that is employed in slip stitch knitting, including weights and color changers. It advises on the choice of yarn, and tensions to suit different stitch patterns. It describes the most important types of slip stitch patterns: purl side slip stitch, maze and mosaic slip stitch, multi-color slip stitch, and ruched or textured slip stitch; and how to design and make patterns in each of these types. It explains how to use slip stitch to produce decorative edgings and braids. Then it deals with the knitting itself, and covers the procedures for increasing, decreasing, neck shaping,  button-holing, cut and sew techniques, and dealing with dropped stitches. This book belong in every machine knitters library. Includes Passap supplement.

Fair Isle Fabrics for Suits. This is a collection of Fair Isle fabrics designed with very short floats (no floats are more than 2 sts.  wide) that are very reminiscent of tweeds and suiting fabrics. The collection features 10 fair isle stitch patterns which can be used with either the knit or the purl side as the right side. Also included are patterns for four outfits which can be knitted using any of the 10 stitch patterns. Pattern one is a smart warm jacket, the sample garment uses the purl side of the knitting as the right side which creates a woven effect. Pattern two is a tunic with a small collar and ribbed matching skirt The skirt has a fair isle kick pleat to match the tunic. Pattern three is a waistcoat with matching buttoned wrap over skirt. Pattern four is a hip length jacket and matching skirt. All the garments are knitted using Forsell's yams. Sizes 86 -111 cm.

Garter Stitch Designs For Electronic Machines. This collection of six stitch patterns has been designed especially for electronic machines (model nos. 910 and above) and includes suggestions for making full use of the designs. Templates for marking out a mylar sheet or entering the pattern manually are included in the book; or the designs can be loaded directly into your machine from the included disk (please specify 940 or DesignaKnit format). The collection also includes a pattern for a lady’s duffel coat which uses one of the stitch patterns The duffel coat can be knitted in sizes 86 -116 cm using Forsell Double Knit wool.

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A Children’s Collection of four outfits suitable for children aged from two to ten years designed by Carolyn Nelson. Patterns include a bomber jacket with matching hat, a long line tunic with socks and hat to match; a summer pinafore dress with smock effect bodice and matching socks; and a hooded jacket and hooded jumper. All the patterns use two color slip stitch and therefore can be knitted on any standard gauge machine. The sun dress is knitted using 3 ply cotton. The other garments are knitted using Forsell's 4 ply yarns.

Tuck Stitch Baby Collection includes four outfits for babies, from 6 to 24 months approx. Each outfit can be knitted on any standard gauge Japanese machine with ribber or Passap/Pfaff using the tuck stitch setting. The collection includes Romper suits, Hooded Jacket, Cardigan, Jumper, Leggings, Tights, Hats and Socks. The garments were knitted using Forsell's 4 ply Shamal, and Come in sizes 41 -56 cm.

Baby Collection for the Garter Carriage. A compilation of our popular baby patterns now in one collection. There are four patterns sets with a total of 18 garments suitable for babies form 6 to 24 months. The patterns include dresses and romper suits, cardigans, bonnets, hats, socks, and a christening gown and shawl. There is also a baby sleeping bag which converts to a dressing gown for when baby is no longer content with Lying in his cot! All of the patterns have been knitted using Brother machines with a Brother Garter Carriage.

Prices

Automatic Hats for the Garter Carriage

$19.75

A Skirt Collection for the Garter Carriage

$19.75

Hand Tooling with the Garter Carriage

$16.00

Treasury of Garter Stitch Patterns

$16.00

Simply Garter Stitch

$16.00

Simply Slip Stitch

$16.00

A Treasury of Slip Stitch Patterns

$16.00

Fair Isle Fabrics for Suits

$19.75

Garter Stitch Designs for Electronic Machines (includes Disk)

$24.95

The Children’s Collection

$16.00

Tuck Stitch Baby Collection

$16.00

Baby Collection for the Garter Carriage

$16.00

All individual patterns

$9.75

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Individual Patterns

sm-new1.gif (908 bytes)Lady's Hand Tooled Garter Stitch Top. This pattern originally appeared in Machine Knit Today. Knit in Tamm Estillo. It is suitable for Brother Electronic Machines Models 910 and above. Sizes: bust 86-106 cm.; length 60-64 cm.

Aran Style Jacket with large curved collar. Knitted on the Garter Carriage with mock cable details. Using Forsell DK Shamal. For Brother standard gauge machines (after 950I) with Garter Carriage. Sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Cable Effect Garter Stitch Jacket. Large pockets in the welts. Knitted in Forsell Double Knit Wool. Suitable for all Brother machines with Garter Carriage. Sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Chenille and Wool Waistcoat. Slip stitch pattern, one button at center front. Knitted in Forsell 4 ply Wool and Yeoman Acrylic Chenille. Suitable for all standard gauge punchcard or electronic machines. Sizes Small, Medium and Large.Chenille and Wool Waistcoat. Slip stitch pattern, one button at center front. Knitted in Forsell 4 ply Wool and Yeoman Acrylic Chenille. Suitable for all standard gauge punchcard or electronic machines. Sizes Small, Medium and Large.

Sideways knitted, Lady’s Fair Isle and Garter Waistcoat. Knitted in Forsell 4 ply wool. Suitable for all Brother standard gauge machines with a garter carriage. Sizes Small, Medium and Large.

The Fair Isle Yoked Sweater and Matching Skirt were knitted in Bramwell's Savannah. Directions are given for knitting the main part of the sweater in either a garter stitch pattern or stocking stitch. The sections of the matching gored skirt are knitted together to form the decorative seam edges. The technique is simple to knit and very effective. (It also eliminates sewing up the seams). Sizes: 86 -106 cm (34 -42 inch) bust.

The Lady's Flower Pattern Suit is knitted on an electronic machine with a g-carriage. The long line top has an all over floral pattern on the front. Small beads are sewn on after the knitting is completed to accentuate the design. The sleeves and back are knitted in the matching diagonal pattern. The pattern has both a long and short sleeve version. The matching wrap around skirt has a diagonal panel at left front. The suit is knitted in Honiburd Lorraine but can also be knitted in Forsell's Pure Wool 4-Ply as the stitch and row gauges match. Sizes 10 - 20.

Garter Stitch Suit and Scarf. This suit is knitted in Forsell’s Suva yarn. The pattern is suitable for all Brother machines with Garter Carriage. The top features an Aran effect garter stitch center panel which is echoed in the matching scarf. The skirt uses a mock pleating garter stitch pattern. Sizes: 86 - 106 cm. This suit is knitted in Forsell’s Suva yarn. The pattern is suitable for all Brother machines with Garter Carriage. The top features an Aran effect garter stitch center panel which is echoed in the matching scarf. The skirt uses a mock pleating garter stitch pattern. Sizes: 86 - 106 cm.

Two piece Garter Stitch Suit can be knitted on any machine with a g-carriage. The shadow pleated skirt is formed by knitting a number of knit rows followed by that number of purl rows. The pleated section is attached to a knitted basque at the hips. Stitch cams are used to produce a smooth hemline;no need to crochet along the edge! The top uses the same ribbed stitch pattern to form the yoke. Six small crochet buttons form the neck closing. (Instructions for doing the buttons are also included in the pattern). The suit can be knitted in any bright Acrylic Crepe. Sizes 86-106 cm (34 - 42 inch) bust.

Long line Garter Stitch Waistcoat. The front of the waistcoat is knitted in garter stitch while the back is knitted mainly in stocking stitch but is drawn in at the waist with a Garter stitch panel, giving it a shaped appearance. Knitted in Forsell 4 ply wool. Suitable for all Brother standard gauge machines with a Garter Carriage. Sizes: small, medium and large

Lady's Lace Jacket is knitted in 4 Ply Cotton. The original fully fashion lace stitch pattern has been designed by Caroline Nelson. A knitted cord is used for the hems and bands. It is suitable for both Brother and Studio by White machines. Sizes: small, medium and large Lady's Lace Jacket is knitted in 4 Ply Cotton. The original fully fashion lace stitch pattern has been designed by Caroline Nelson. A knitted cord is used for the hems and bands. It is suitable for both Brother and Studio by White machines. Sizes: small, medium and large

Lady’s Two Piece Lace Dress Lady’s Two Piece Lace Dress is knitted in Artistic. The purl side is used as the right side which gives this unusual stitch pattern. The pattern, which can be knitted on any Japanese machine, is very easy to knit. The lace section of the skirt is attached to a basque at the hips. Most of the knitting is just straight pieces, tightening the tension as you knit to create the decreasing width.

Lady’s Cabled Yoke Cardigan and Hat Lady’s Cabled Yoke Cardigan and Hat is designed for Brother standard gauge punchcard and electronic machines with a Garter Carriage. Knitted in Forsell Double Knit Pure Wool. Sizes: 86-106 cm bust.

Lady’s Garter Stitch Summer Top was knitted using Bramwell’s Savannah cotton. The simple design has very little shaping which makes it quick to knit. The design has short sleeves and a flattering scooped neck line edged with an unusual garter stitch "rib".

Lady’s Lace Edge Tunic. Lady’s Lace Edge Tunic. Knitted in Tamm Diamante. Two versions are included in the pattern, Version A has a Garter stitch and Lace edging Version B has a Tuck stitch and Lace edging. Both designs have a hand tooled lace and cable 'V' pattern on the front. Suitable for all Standard gauge machines. Sizes 86 -106 cm.

Lady's Long Line Garter Stitch Jacket. Knitted sideways with the minimum of shaping Sleeves are knitted downwards and decreased along the row at each color change to save time. Inset pockets are knitted into the fronts. Knitted in Forsell Double Knit. One size. Lady's Long Line Garter Stitch Jacket. Knitted sideways with the minimum of shaping Sleeves are knitted downwards and decreased along the row at each color change to save time. Inset pockets are knitted into the fronts. Knitted in Forsell Double Knit. One size.

Lady’s Release Stitch Suit Lady’s Release Stitch Suit is knitted in 3 ply Superwash wool from Forsell. The tunic top has release stitch pattern on the yoke and the bottom edge. The straight skirt is knitted in FNR and longstitch to make a firm fabric which will keep in shape. Suitable for all standard gauge machines with ribber (optional transfer carriage). Sizes 86-111 cm.

Lady’s Release Stitch Sweater is knitted using Bramwell’s Artistic. The technique of release stitch is simple to do on any double bed machine. Instructions are given in the pattern for both a long sleeved and short sleeved cardigan. The sample garment was knitted on a Passap E-6000 machine, but instructions are also given for Duomatic and Japanese machines. Sizes: small, medium, and large.

Lady’s Tailored Suit is knitted in Forsell’s luxurious Naturell, a blend of Alpaca and wool. Suitable for all standard gauge machines. Sizes: 81 - 101 cm. bust; 86 - 106 cm. hips; 52 - 54.5 cm. skirt length.

Man's Garter Stitch Cardigan or Jumper. Cable effect stitch pattern gives unusual diagonal look. Instructions are given for shaping pattern or using cut and sew method. Suitable for Brother machines with garter carriage. Man's Garter Stitch Cardigan or Jumper. Cable effect stitch pattern gives unusual diagonal look. Instructions are given for shaping pattern or using cut and sew method. Suitable for Brother machines with garter carriage.

Reversible Jacket with Hood. Reversible Jacket with Hood.

Shawl Collar Slip Stitch Sweater. Multicolored slip stitch pattern with ribbed shawl collar, cuffs and sleeve heads. Knitted in Forsell 4 ply Wool. Suitable for standard gauge punchcard or electronic. Sizes 81-116 cm chest. Shawl Collar Slip Stitch Sweater. Multicolored slip stitch pattern with ribbed shawl collar, cuffs and sleeve heads. Knitted in Forsell 4 ply Wool. Suitable for standard gauge punchcard or electronic. Sizes 81-116 cm chest.

Disks

For those of you with disk drives or DesignaKnit, disks are available in 940 and DAK formats for the following books and patterns. The disks are priced at $10 each.

Books and Collections Disks:
Automatic Hats for the Garter Carriage sm-new1.gif (908 bytes)
A Skirt Collection for the Garter Carriage-sm-new1.gif (908 bytes)
Fair Isle Fabrics for Suits
Treasury of Garter Stitch Patterns
Hand Tooling with the Garter Carriage
Simply Garter Stitch
Simply Slip Stitch
A Treasury of Slip Stitch Patterns
Baby Collection for the Garter Carriage - 940 format only
Individual Pattern Disks:

Lace Jacket

Lady's Flower Suit

Aran Style Jacket

Lady’s Long Line Jacket

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