I tend to have many projects going at any given time, and sometimes I want to "skip to the good part" of a project. It's not that I don't enjoy knitting stockinette stitch--I just want to finish more projects and the simple parts sometimes take a while. Patty from the Lion Brand Yarn Studio posted a great example of how she combined machine knitting and hand knitting to make a sweater go a little faster. Click here to check out how she got through 8" of her cardigan in 12 minutes! I admit, at first I thought it was "cheating", and then I remembered that I have enough potential hand knitting projects to last me a lifetime. If machine knitting parts means more projects off the needles, I'm all for it. If you're in the New York City area and you'd like a demo, stop by the Studio or call them to book a private lesson.