I have very recently attended a Machine knitters Seminar in the USA.
I came home very disappointed. I realize that the Host has worked hard to even present a seminar. We are all thankful. Many attendees drove hours to get to the location.
Where are the younger knitters? Where are the new to the knitting machine knitters? I spoke with a few who were returning to the craft. No fashion show by the presenters or the attending knitters to show off their current work and fashion styles.
Very, very few people wearing a knit. Are knitted garments out of style? No one wearing shawls and cowls like they do at a Handkniters event.
It appears to be a craft in decline and a dying skill. Perhaps, I hope that I am wrong and just venting my disappointments.
Here are a few photos that I was allowed to take of samples that one of the demo’rs. She has been using the popular self-striping sock yarns in her work.