The award winning designer and author of this designer knitwear pattern booklet, Marianne Henio, has been machine knitting for almost 30 years now, ever since she resigned from her career to have a family. She has designed and sold many individually made bespoke pieces during this time. Marianne is passionate about being able to visualise a design, create the pattern and then produce the finished piece of knitwear. This has kept her in the industry for all these years and now she is sharing her knowledge in this field with you.
This pattern is for the Pretty and Plain Smock Top from the Autumn Collection.
Marianne uses a standard gauge Brother KH891 punch card knitting machine with a ribber. The yarns used for her patterns are specified in the pattern booklets, but gauge guides and schematics are given so that alternative yarns can be used dependant on your choice and source.
If you look at the cat walks and see what is being produced by top designers in the genre of knitwear today, you can’t help but be inspired. The art of machine knitwear design today has certainly come a long way since the 1980s images which always appeared rather dull and dated.
Marianne creates designs which suit all ages. They are sophisticated in style, but very simple to knit for the beginner in machine knitting. Her instructions are easy to follow and concise and she has included plenty of photo instructions for you too. Her Spring Collection, Summer Collection and Autumn Collection machine knitting pattern books are already available and have proved to be very popular. A further book will be released shortly for some of her new winter designs as well as many more individual patterns.