Susan Guagliumi’s career in the machine knitting industry has spanned more than 25 years and included positions with three knitting machine companies, culminating with the position of Education Director for Studio by White Knitting Machines. During those years she oversaw all dealer education, consumer publications, videos and workshops.
Susan’s garment designs and technical articles have appeared in machine knitting magazines, including Machine Knitters’ Source, Knit Words and Machine Knit America; hand knit publications like Fashion Knitting, Knitters Magazine, Vogue Knitting and Family Circle Easy Knitting.
Susan’s books include Knitting Cuff to Cuff: Twelve Sweaters One Way (2007) and Knitting Saddle Style: Twelve Sweaters One Way (2008). Hand-Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters (HMS), which was out of print for several years, remains one of the most popular machine knitting books ever published and is available through Amazon.com. Although HMS sports a new cover and some corrections to the original text, it is the same book—at the same old price. The video has been converted to DVD. In March, 2010, More Hand-Manipulated Stitches was published and in December, 2015 Handknits by Machine was released. All of her books and the DVD are available through this web site or Amazon.com.
In March 2014 (as a slight departure from machine knitting), Handmade for the Garden, a collection of 75 creative garden projects was published by Stewart, Tibori and Chang. Susan is currently working on a fourth volume of Hand-Manipulated Stitches.
Susan lives in Connecticut with her artist/professor husband, Arthur, a black Labrador named Blue, and a big grey cat named Buster.