Three colour cast on

Posted on

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.

Hi Tanna

I know it’s a while since you posted your query but I did have a go at a three colour cast on.

If you bring the needles out to Holding Position but have the carriage set to knit you can weave the yarns over and under the needles – over one under two so that the different colours form a repeating pattern across the needles. Hang the cast on comb push the comb back to the gate pegs thread the carriage with one of the yarns and knit carefully across.

I hope this answers your query
Sue.

Sue P
2014-06-04 12:18:40
Hi Tanna

I know it’s a while since you posted your query but I did have a go at a three colour cast on.

If you bring the needles out to Holding Position but have the carriage set to knit you can weave the yarns over and under the needles – over one under two so that the different colours form a repeating pattern across the needles. Hang the cast on comb push the comb back to the gate pegs thread the carriage with one of the yarns and knit carefully across.

I hope this answers your query
Sue.

Sue P
2014-06-04 12:18:40

Ribber for Brother Chunky KH-260

Posted on

Hi
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?

Hi

Welcome back to machine knitting.

You will need a KR260 to go with your machine. They do sometimes come up on ebay UK but they are usually quite expensive. Heathercraft Steeles and HKC Knitting Machines all advertise in Machine Knitting Monthly and may be able to help.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-11-11 12:48:09
Many thanks Sue.

Have been having fun getting my Knitmaster 580 working. Andrea at Andee Knits has been tremendously helpful.
Now my ‘Jolie Unicorn’ stick picker up has broken. Don’t suppose you know anywhere that still sells them?
Have done an internet search to no avail. Sue

suzandy
2013-12-04 16:40:42
Hi Sue

It’s good to hear you have your machine working again.

In ‘Trading Post’ in MKM Hague advertise a curved pick up tool for the chunky machines and Metropolitan have a set of wooden handled tools; one looks to be a pick up tool. Brother made a hooked tool that came with their machines Toyota provided a tool with a crochet hook at one end and a curved end at the other and Passap had the orange tool with a transfer eye at one end and a curved stitch pick up tool at the other. Perhaps one of these would replace yours?
Have you looked on ebay? There are always lots of machine knitting related items advertised.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-12-05 13:01:46
Hi

Welcome back to machine knitting.

You will need a KR260 to go with your machine. They do sometimes come up on ebay UK but they are usually quite expensive. Heathercraft Steeles and HKC Knitting Machines all advertise in Machine Knitting Monthly and may be able to help.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-11-11 12:48:09
Many thanks Sue.

Have been having fun getting my Knitmaster 580 working. Andrea at Andee Knits has been tremendously helpful.
Now my ‘Jolie Unicorn’ stick picker up has broken. Don’t suppose you know anywhere that still sells them?
Have done an internet search to no avail. Sue

suzandy
2013-12-04 16:40:42
Hi Sue

It’s good to hear you have your machine working again.

In ‘Trading Post’ in MKM Hague advertise a curved pick up tool for the chunky machines and Metropolitan have a set of wooden handled tools; one looks to be a pick up tool. Brother made a hooked tool that came with their machines Toyota provided a tool with a crochet hook at one end and a curved end at the other and Passap had the orange tool with a transfer eye at one end and a curved stitch pick up tool at the other. Perhaps one of these would replace yours?
Have you looked on ebay? There are always lots of machine knitting related items advertised.

Kind regards
Sue.

Sue P
2013-12-05 13:01:46

FC6 Fair Isle carriage wanted

Posted on

Hi
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

Machine Knitter’s Design Board

Posted on

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.

Are you talking about a ‘Dawsons grid’. If you are I have one.
suzandy
2013-11-12 10:58:56
Hi
There is one on ebay with just under 2 days to go starting price £25. It is a solid one.
eBay item number:
271306722172
Regards
Sue
Sue P
2013-11-03 15:14:39
Hi
I’ve just noticed that the same seller has a flexi sheet for £15 with just under 2 days to go. Both of these design sheets are free post.

eBay item number:
271306716527

Sue.

Sue P
2013-11-03 15:18:40

Club in Manchester

Posted on
Hi Sandra

There’s a club in North Manchester you might try and it’s at http://knitting.smeech.co.uk/machine-knitting-group/

There’s also one in Stockport at Hazel Grove. There may be others I don’t know of and have you tried looking on the GMK site?

buffythesage
2013-10-22 13:47:28

Brother Garter Carriage

Posted on

Hi Anne
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

Knitting’s Golden Age

Posted on

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.
Sue

Lots of advice and inspiration

Posted on

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.

NEXT ISSUE
February 2013

Subscription copies sent out
Thursday 3rd January
On sale
Thursday 10th January
Ask your newsagent to
Reserve a copy : see page 61