Introduction to Circular Knitting Machine Knitting on Addi CKM


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 made of 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 includes both the materials fee and the workshop fee.

$ 70

Skill Level

No prior experience required


Friday Afternoon,  hours

Morning classes start at 9 am. Afternoon classes start at 1 pm. All-day classes meet in both time slots, with an hour break for lunch.

Students to Bring

    Instructor Will Provide

    • Materials to make 1 hat
    • An Addi Circular Knitting Machine for use in class

    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 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 have also immersed myself in the CKM world  since receiving my King Size Addi.  I am a shepherd w/ a huge supply of wool and a novice spinner with a growing stash of handspun yarns who wanted to learn how to knit and crochet but had little time. 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 the CKM workshop and my weaving passion w/ my warping class.


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