My carriage jams knitting the first row. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Should I use three colours together or alternate them? I am using Tension 10.
I live in Norwich, Norfolk and I’ve just bought a Pink Passap Duomatic. Is there anyone who can help me use it? Thank you.
Christine Watson xx
I am returning to my knitting machines after an absence of 15 or so years and would like to find a ribber for my Brother Chunky KH-260. What is the model number(s) that go with the 260? Does it have to be the 260 ribber or will a 230 fit and does anyone out there have one they want to sell?
I recently became the proud owner of an LK-150 and have been immersed in learning use this machine. However, the one accessory I would love to own is the FC-6 Fair Isle carriage. If anyone is looking to sell their FC-6, please get in touch. Thanks Trish
Does anyone have a copy of the Machine Knitter’s Design Board that they wish to sell or know where I can get one. Either the white solid board or the clear plastic one will do.
I have a little problem with my otherwise excellent garter carriage KG-95. I use it on my Brother KH-894. I can put it on the needle bed from the right-hand side, no problem, but when it comes to putting it on the left-hand side it goes clunk and won’t go onto the needle bed. As you can guess this is very frustrating. I use rails each side of the bed and am beginning to suspect that the left-hand side rails might be slightly twisted.
Also a little bit of one of the two ‘doo-dahs’ (don’t know what to call them, but they are like two little white u-shapes at the back) has broken off. However this doesn’t seem to affect the knitting.
Hope someone can help me with any advice. Also where can one purchase another G-carriage as a spare, just in case old faithful finally gives up?
Best wishes, Mary Langridge
I live in Croydon and need help to re-educate myself on my Knitmaster 321 after 20 years plus and I especially want to learn how to do single motifs.
The programme is made in conjunction with the V&A and there are examples from their collections as well as interviews with designers, tracing the history of knitting in Britain from before the Second World War through to the present day. If you missed this programme when it was broadcast, it is well worth seeing on iplayer. I hope the other two programmes in the series are as informative.
I’ve been to Italy before, but never to Florence and I very much looked forward to my week away. It’s a glorious time of year, but unfortunately the sun had shone from clear blue skies the week before. It drizzled when we arrived, poured down all week and I threw my umbrella in the bin at the airport as it collapsed for the last time. In the anticipated sight-seeing trek to visit the museums and churches, I spotted something amazing. The windows of almost every fashion shop in the city centre were filled with knitwear. If it hadn’t been so wet I could have jotted down hundreds of ideas, all of which had been machine-knitted in the first place. There was layer upon layer of fine knitting teamed with chunky tops and knitted scarves were everywhere. It was truly a machine knitter’s paradise.
When I got back, I looked at a number of boutiques selling knitwear on the Internet and was frankly staggered at the prices some folk are prepared to pay. It made me realise even more the huge potential our machines have to offer. I don’t think I’ve spent so long looking at women’s knitted fashion since I was at college and it might not have attracted my attention so much if the weather had been kinder. Taking shelter from the rain became essential and, after all, there’s a limit to the number of frescos and paintings of the Madonna and Child any one person can take in! All of us stick to the well-trodden path of patterns and styles we know, because they’re familiar old friends that won’t let us down. Nevertheless, it costs nothing to go window shopping and we don’t need to go as far afield as Italy because our own High Streets are filled with knitting. Perhaps the exercise to walk off the seasonal excess may also fill us with lots of fresh ideas for some inspirational knitting?
We probably need to avoid the January sales but, when the windows fill with the new season’s knitting, we can glean lots of ideas. Sally-Ann sets us on the right path each month with her up-to-date trends and colours, so we’ve no excuse. Let the New Year be filled with resolutions that we’ll all make a list of ‘must knits’ for 2013 : and knit them! Now all that remains is to send my very best wishes and sincere hopes for a happy and peaceful New Year, filled with good health and good fortune for us all.
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