Brother KH 260 with Ribber

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Thank you.

Hi Devonshire Dumpling
What a lovely name!
I have a Brother 260 and have found that the patterns Anne has published in the magazine recently are very suitable for this machine. Although many of them are written for mid gauge machines they can be knitted on the chunky as they use DK yarn.
The important thing is to knit a tension swatch in a suitable tension for the yarn you will use. Your stitches and rows may not exactly match the tension given in the pattern but once you know how many you have to 10 cm you can do a simple calculation to find out how many stitches you need to cast on for the size you want to knit and how many rows you need for the length you require. Divide your figures by 10 to get the number of stitches and rows to 1 cm then multiply by the width/length you require. Checking along the first row of instructions will often show a figure close to the one you have calculated so use that as your guide and mark the pattern accordingly. Do the same for the rows. Usually the shaping can be knitted as written in the pattern.
Anne has also published many patterns recently for chunky machines and these will knit on any chunky machine. You will still have to do a tension swatch and what I have written above will also apply.
There are lots of patterns available on the Internet so try a search to find what you are looking for.
I hope this helps
Regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-01-17 18:16:09
Hi Sue
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I haven`t been machine knitting for long so its all new to me. I am slowly getting to grips with it and i will do as you say.
I look forward to knitting many master pieces.
Kathy
Devonshire Dumpling
2011-01-19 12:02:46
Hi
I’ve just read your post and I have one of these machines too – a 260 chunky with ribber. Look on eBay because they have a lot of original magazines books and instruction books for sale on the site. Also there are loads of patterns on CD which can easily be adapted for today and I hope this helps.
Best wishes Cathy
cathyred
2011-07-04 19:46:54
Hi Devonshire Dumpling
What a lovely name!
I have a Brother 260 and have found that the patterns Anne has published in the magazine recently are very suitable for this machine. Although many of them are written for mid gauge machines they can be knitted on the chunky as they use DK yarn.
The important thing is to knit a tension swatch in a suitable tension for the yarn you will use. Your stitches and rows may not exactly match the tension given in the pattern but once you know how many you have to 10 cm you can do a simple calculation to find out how many stitches you need to cast on for the size you want to knit and how many rows you need for the length you require. Divide your figures by 10 to get the number of stitches and rows to 1 cm then multiply by the width/length you require. Checking along the first row of instructions will often show a figure close to the one you have calculated so use that as your guide and mark the pattern accordingly. Do the same for the rows. Usually the shaping can be knitted as written in the pattern.
Anne has also published many patterns recently for chunky machines and these will knit on any chunky machine. You will still have to do a tension swatch and what I have written above will also apply.
There are lots of patterns available on the Internet so try a search to find what you are looking for.
I hope this helps
Regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-01-17 18:16:09
Hi Sue
Thank you so much for the quick reply. I haven`t been machine knitting for long so its all new to me. I am slowly getting to grips with it and i will do as you say.
I look forward to knitting many master pieces.
Kathy
Devonshire Dumpling
2011-01-19 12:02:46
Hi
I’ve just read your post and I have one of these machines too – a 260 chunky with ribber. Look on eBay because they have a lot of original magazines books and instruction books for sale on the site. Also there are loads of patterns on CD which can easily be adapted for today and I hope this helps.
Best wishes Cathy
cathyred
2011-07-04 19:46:54

Mylar sheets for Brother 910

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if you already have some old used up sheets then you can clear them with stain devils tar/grease remover. use in a well ventillated room though. this will work and will save you quite a bit of money as they are quite costly now and are onsale online. good luck
barbararoblin
2011-01-26 16:44:23

Sweater Pattern

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I want regular sleeves and the rounded (sort of) sides. There’s one in the January 2007 issue that is similar to what I’m looking for. I would like it to come down to the hips not the waist as this one seems to do. Does anyone know if there’s a pattern for a sweater like this?
Thanks so much for your help. Keep up the great work with your magazine.
Best wishes
Marilyn in Ontario, Canada

Hi Marilyn
Do you have a charting device? You could draw the pattern to the length you require using the other measurements on the diagram as a guide.
If you do not have a charter you could use the pattern as a guide knitting extra rows where the pattern says to knit to RC 48. Once you have knitted your tension swatch in the yarn you will be using you will be able to work out how many stitches and rows you will need for the measurements you want. If you have a green rule you will be able to see how many stitches and rows there are to 10 cm. Divide these figures by 10 e.g. 27sts to 10 cm gives you 2.7 sts to 1 cm.
It might seem a bit daunting to start with but if you work with the measurements given on the pattern diagram for the size you need and multiply them by the number of stitches or rows to 1cm you will arrive at the number of stitches and rows that you need and will end up with the garment you desire.
Hope this helps.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-01-07 20:40:28

New Year, fresh start

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Betty and other club members first met Gloria when she retired from Saudi and returned permanently to the UK. As soon as she was back at home, I remember including a request in the magazine to see if we could find her a local knitting club. Betty spotted the letter, telephoned her and from then on the two became close friends. They also formed a small group of six knitters who each owned an E6000. Every Tuesday morning they met in one of their homes and Gloria taught them much more than the basics. A good time was enjoyed by all, including a good old natter. Gloria had been very ill for some time with several medical problems and sadly she passed away in October. Betty and the group will miss her very much at their Tuesday get-together. They’ll always remember her – not only for her love of her machine, but also because she was a really kind and helpful person. Over the years I often chatted to Gloria and the last time I saw her was at the Thornbury Show. Together with Nick Traylen at Uppingham Yarns we sorted out some 2/30s for her to take home to knit. Although her health was failing at that time, she still had lots of ideas and enthusiasm for future designs. I’m most grateful to Betty for letting me know and I’m sure you’ll all join me in sharing the group’s grief at Gloria’s passing.

Diary Date Change
After such a sad start, let me leave you on a brighter note by letting you know the revised dates for Machine Knitting LIVE in 2011. I’ve managed to move the Chepstow Show to a Saturday. If my memory hasn’t totally failed, I’m almost sure it’s around the time that Alice used to have her summer Get-Together. We’d pack up from the Croydon Show one weekend and head for Wales the next. This year, there’s a week in between so the Croydon Show will be on Saturday 16th July, followed by the Chepstow Show on Saturday 30th July. Please make a date to join us at Croydon and Chepstow for some Summer fun.

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