Introduction to Circular Knitting Machine Knitting on Addi CKM: Crank Out a Knitted Stocking Hat and Fingerless Mitts in No Time

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The goal of this workshop is to provide students w/ the ability to operate a circular knitting machine well enough to go home and complete projects on their own. Each student will knit and take home a double knit stocking hat and a pair of simple fingerless mitts made of worsted weight acrylic yarn. Workshop is geared toward adults w/ little or no hand knitting experience and no circular knitting machine experience who prefer to learn by doing in a class setting instead of watching YouTube videos. It is a good way to try out the Cadillac of CKM’s, the Addi Express Kingsize to see if circular machine knitting is something participants want pick up as a skill/hobby.


The Class Fee is paid during registration. The materials fee is paid directly to the instructor at the beginning of class, preferably in cash.

Class Fee $ 55

Materials Fee $ 15 

Skill Level

Physical abilty to crank the CKM and follow directions


Friday Afternoon,  hours

Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm.

Students to Bring

  • Notepad

Instructor Will Provide

  • Acrylic yarn
  • All supplies and tools needed to complete the projects
  • Instructions to complete 1 hat and a pair of fingerless gloves
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Instructor Bio

Ellen German

I am a wife and mom to 3 grown kids. After 25 years in suburbia, I moved to the Greencastle area. I brought w/ me the remnants of my daughter’s 4-H sheep project, a former 4-H project pony, a flock of backyard chickens, and a determination to relearn how to live in the country and how to use the wool those Suffolk sheep kept producing.

I’m interested in anything related to homesteading and most things related to fiber arts. I have a wide variety of hobbies that I am blessed to be able to spend time on, including several fiber based ones. I hope someday to be able to informally host weaving workshops for family and fiber friends and dye days for the local fiber guild.

I started weaving by booking a day of loom time at a Brown county weaving studio and wove my 1st rag rug there on a Union loom. This is the same kind of loom I now use for my weaving workshops. I love the simplicity and ruggedness of the old Union looms! I have also immersed myself in the CKM world since receiving my King Size Addi. I am a shepherd w/ a huge supply of raw wool and a novice spinner with a growing stash of handspun yarns who wanted to learn how to knit and crochet but didn’t have large blocks of time to spend. I had too many irons in the fire. I did, however, have time while my husband watched football or when I had short snippets of time that weren’t big enough to head to the weaving studio. My Addi intimidated me when it first arrived. For me, the difference maker was having a friend who was an avid knitter and had experience w/ CKM knitting to help me through the early learning process. Addi was a perfect fit for me and I am excited to share my Addi addiction w/ people at my CKM workshops and my weaving passion w/ my warping class.


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