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Saturday 25th AGM at Burwood RSL
24-26 Royal Canberra Show.



3-5 Newcastle Regional Show

Saturday 25th Open/Traders Day



6-19 Sydney Royal Easter Show.Macknit will be there Thursday 13th April and

Friday 14th April.



22-25 Sydney Quilt & Craft Show Darling Harbour



Pamela Molloy Workshops:

Tuesday 25th: Canberra

Friday 28th: Wollongong

Saturday 29th: Epping




Pamela Molloy Workshops (cont) 2nd: Newcastle

Wednesday 2nd: Newcastle

Saturday 26th: General Meeting Burwood RSL

Thursday 17th to Sunday 20th: Newcastle Stitches and Craft Show, Entertainment Centre, Newcastle



15-17 Live in Workshop Rathmines

Saturday 30th Free/Buy Sell Swap Day



Sunday 22nd: Fibrefest NSW Knitting Guild, Singleton, 10am to 4pm

27-29 Craft Alive Wollongong


The NSW Machine Knitting

Annual Competition



·         Competition is free to enter

·         First prize $50, second $30 and third $20

·        Must be a member of Macknit, one entry per member

·         Anything machine knitted

·        Winner chosen by popular vote at the Free Day on Saturday 30th September 2017

·        Bring your knitting to the Free Day by 11:30am

·         Put your name and phone number on a swing tag and attach to your entry so it is hidden from view

If you are not able to attend the Free Day you can still enter the competition, either give your knitting to a committee member or post to: 

Macknit Secretary

to arrive before 30th September - include return information.

See Shows/Competitions page for results and photographs, 2014,  2015 & 2016.

The Macknit Garment Challenge


Our challenge is to see how many different variations our members come up with from the one pattern, so let your creativity run free!

There is just one rule:

Use the pattern as printed, use the stitches and rows given.

The pattern has been designed so all can join in, including new knitters. It can be knitted on any machine and only requires main bed.

You can:

Use any yarn, it will just mean the garment changes size but it will stay in proportion.

Use any stitch pattern but avoid tuck and slip as it will change the proportion.

Use any band/trim including rib.

Add your choice, pockets, collar, single motif, beads, anything.


Bring your garment/s to the August General Macknit Meeting at Burwood RSL on Saturday 26th August 2017 10am. Lucky Prize will be drawn at the meeting on 27th August. To be in the draw you need to bring your garment/s to the meeting on 26th August. For our members outside Sydney, you can join in by emailing a photo, your name and phone number to Secretary at Everyone will get one ticket for each garment.

Prize is a $50 voucher at Bendigo Woollen Mills.

It will be interesting to see how the one pattern is interpreted and we should get some great photos for the September newsletter.


Click here for the 2015 pattern V neck child's cardigan.


Click here for the 2016 pattern Round neck raglan child's cardigan.

Click here for the 2017 pattern  Adult size sleeveless cardigan/vest.

The garments below were knitted using the 2016 Garment Challenge Pattern and displayed at the August 2016 meeting.
The sizes vary depending on yarn and stitich size used but they are all in proportion.
See below for Information on the challenge and  the link to the pattern.
Photo below is part of the display at 2015 Newcastle Stitches and Craft Show, many garments were knitted using the 2015 Challenge Garment Pattern.
Garments in the photos at right were all knitted  using the 2015 pattern.

2017 Garment Challenge
Purple - shaped armhole in 4ply.
Red - straight armhole in 5ply