Fair Isle sweater

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Can you please advise me on this as I’m not following any pattern, I’m working from my tension swatch.

Thank you

Hello Barbara
If you want to avoid having the top thicker than the body you could knit the main part in a 1×1 or similar alternating Fair Isle using your main yarn in both feeders. If you decide to do this knit a new tension swatch as the stitches and rows will probably be different than stocking stitch.
Hope your sweater is a success.
Regards
Sue.
Sue P
2010-12-30 15:25:17
You could try knitting 2 tension squares using a full number difference between the two. ie say tension for fairisle is 7 try the stocking stitch at tension 6. Unless you the full jumper as described in the first comment it may be difficult to achieve the same feel to the garment but should be able to achieve a resonable tension comparison. hope it goes well
kind regards
Min
Min1
2011-01-03 12:54:01

Dinosaur toy pattern

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Are you meaning to knit a sweater with a dinosaur motif as I think I might have a mylar sheet with a dinosaur on it or else I have a pattern in one of my old magazines. Or was it an actual stuffed toy?
barbararoblin
2010-12-21 14:03:17
i have found a couple of dinosaur toy patterns on the internet site as follows:
knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/toys.php
hope this helps you.
barbararoblin
2011-01-22 19:35:08

Dinosaurus

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Help!

Many years ago I made my grandchildren toy Dinosaurs from a pattern in a machine knitting magazine, it was either MKM or MKN.

My grandchildren now have children of their own and are asking if I would make them their Dinosaurs again. My pattern was given away years ago, can anyone help me find a pattern? Or do any of you know the pattern I mean and can help me?

This would be the best Christmas present ever for me!

My childs want it too .
Ender
2010-12-21 14:03:17
My childs want it too .
Ender
2010-12-21 14:03:17

Adult pants pattern

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I am also looking for a knitting pattern for adult pants. Any luck?
RChilds661
2011-03-15 11:09:45
Hi
I have a pattern for a knitted top and leggings. I’m not sure if it is a standard knitting pattern or a machine knitting one. Shouldn’t really matter though, it’s easy to adapt the two. I will try to find it if you want to e-mail me at makyrie3699@yahoo.com I will send it to you when I find it.
Ronny
2011-07-20 12:56:23

Toyota K65-1 Transfer carriage

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Hi
Does anyone own a Toyota K65-1 transfer carriage who might be able to help me? I’ve just purchased one but can’t get it to work.

The transfer carriage totally refuses to transfer stitches from the ribber to the main bed but does drop a few, so it’s definitely doing something if not the right thing!

I have a feeling it might be something to do with following Instruction 2 in the manual. It states ‘move ribber sideways by half pitch lever or racking handle’.

If I use the half pitch lever the ribber bed just moves half a point. If I follow the instructions and use the racking handle it tells me to turn the handle two full pitches to right and one to left. This gives a completely different placement of the ribber bed than when using the half pitch lever.

Also when using the racking handle, the diagram on the instructions shows the ribber bed moving from No. 5 to No. 6.5. Surely this a movement of 1.5 pitch and not one pitch? Or is one pitch signified by the numbers and dots? Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Kind regards

Toyota K65-1 Transfer Carriage

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I have just purchased the above model transfer carriage but cannot get it to work.

The transfer carriage totally refuses to transfer stitches from the ribber to the main bed, but does drop a few (so it is definitely doing something if not the right thing!). I have a feeling it might be something to do with following instruction 2 in the manual. It states move ribber sideways by half pitch lever or racking handle”.

If I use the half pitch lever the ribber bed just moves half a point.

If I follow the instructions and use the racking handle it tells me to turn the handle two full pitches to right and one to left. This gives a completely different placement of the ribber bed than when using the half pitch lever.

Also when using the racking handle

Woolley weights

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Hi Theresa
There is a set of two on eBay at the moment. Start price is £9.99 plus postage.
Regards Sue.
Sue P
2012-10-20 14:32:07
Have you tried Doug at Heathercraft he is a fountain of knowledge and gadgets.
dinosaurus
2012-10-20 14:32:41
Have you tried Doug at Heathercraft he is a mine of useful information and help.

Heathercraft advertise in Machine Knitting Monthly magazine. If not you just google heathercraft.com

Hope this helps.

dinosaurus
2012-10-20 14:33:19
Hi

If anyone is still looking Sue Woolley of Woolley Weights fame is about to launch her own website and will be selling the weights through there.

Will post the name when it is up or let me know and I will get permission to post her email address.

x

Cranberry
2012-10-20 14:31:39

Knitting machine problems

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I have been looking to see if I can but another knitting machine and ribber similar to mine, but cannot find anywhere that sells them. I am now retired and cannot afford to spend a fortune on a new machine, but would really like to return to knitting on a machine. I gained such a sense of achievement. Could anyone please advise where I can get help with this. I now live in the Thanet area of Kent.

Hello Bridget,
Sorry to hear you are having problems with your machine. You do not say what exactly is wrong with it, does it just need the sponge bar replacing or is it worse than that?
If it is unusable and you want to replace it, I would suggest the best place to look is eBay. There are usually some Toyota machines advertised at reasonable prices as well as machines from Brother and Knitmaster.
Otherwise there are some dealers who advertise in MKM and although their machines would cost a bit more they will have been serviced and have a few months warranty.
Hoping you find what you are looking for,
Sue.
Sue P
2010-11-24 21:41:56