I have knitted a swatch on my brother KH260 60 rows and 40 stitches as required but the measurements between these points are to big to choose the relevant settings on the knitleader.
Can this be done or will it only work on standard gauge machines? I would be very grateful for some information.
I have knitted the welt and cuffs in full rib as the wool is very fine and to this enabled me to get the correct stretch required, but I can find no instructions on how to make button holes in full rib, either in my knitting machine instruction book or the ribber instruction book.
I have found horizontal button holes, but the finished piece is too thick. I think I need to make the front bands in full rib to match the welt and cuffs but I can only come up with loop button holes as a second best option, and sew and cut on a sewing machine as a third option.
Anybody got any ideas?
Where do I go from here? The ribber 850 looks okay and the sponge bar is free and all looks okay. The 950i sponge bar looks as thought it is stuck and the needle heads look dirty or even perhaps rusty. Can anyone give me any advice on what to do now. I live in West Yorkshire.
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We’ve another fabulous idea worked out on the machine by Dianne Bunyan and you’ll find her pattern for a scarf and hat on page 24. Diane has produced a fascinating stitch design that shows on the right side and is completely hidden on the reverse. This means that the beanie can be pulled down and worn as a plain navy hat, or have the brim turned back to show the intricate eyelet holes with a navy backing. Any small pattern repeat of six rows can be used and it really is a new technique to try. Our packed issue has meant we’ve had to hold over news from Anne Reid about Undy YarnCrafts’ move to a country park outside Lydney. We’ve also had to postpone Norman Whitfield’s return to our pages, but they’re both waiting in the wings.
Our cover design this time is from Clair Crowston and knitted in a gorgeous DK acrylic yarn from James C Brett. Marble is 100% acrylic in 15 marled and variegated colourways. Texere is selling it online, so it’s sure to be a website winner as well. At just £1.75 per 100g ball, you’ll just go into the third ball and there can be no grumbles at looking as good as our cover girl for £5.25!
Finally, don’t miss Carl Boyd’s easy-to-make clutch bag on page 16. You need just 100 grams of yarn plus a few bits and bobs to be bang on trend. There’s still time to check if there are any vacancies for Carl’s Hands On week at Metropolitan. The date is Monday 23rd to Friday 27th November, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm each day, at a fee of only £175. Call Carol Hocknell now on 01270-628414 to see if she can fit you in. Carl will be with them for the whole week as a tutor. It’s a unique opportunity to absorb and put into practice his innovative ideas. If you wish you can make this bag or any of his designs, with his special finishing touches and expert guidance.
I use to machine knit 30-40 years ago and now I have time I bought a secod hand Jones KH588, with the 8 push button patterning. I would love to write to someone who uses a similar machine.
Could anyone please help me as I am having trouble understanding my manual as how to knit 5X5 rib. I have no trouble doing ordinary 1X1 rib or 2X2 rib but doing this type of rib is leaving me really frustrated…
Many thanks Jane
I have a problem with the Electronic pattern reading. I fitted a new sponge bar and gave it a good clean. Plain knit is no problems but it patterns in sections not right across the bed and not always in the same place. I am certain this is an ELECTRONIC problem. can anyone tell me where I could get this repaired. Devon or Cornwall would be most convenient.