Brother KL116 Knit Leader & KH260 chunky machine

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Hi
I’ve drawn out a pattern on the Knit Leader sheets and done a swatch with the wool and pattern I’ll be using.The problem I’m having is that there’s no ruler to match my swatch. The length for the 60 rows is fine but there’s no ruler for the width. Can anyone give me any help please?
Thank you.
Kathy

Hi Kathy
Pages 45-47 of the KH260 Instruction Manual give instructions for knitting your tension swatch. The measurements you need are taken over 20 sts and 30 rows.
Do you have the stitch scales numbered from 1-24 that come with the chunky machine? When you put the sheet into the Knit Leader and the scale which matches the measurement of 20 sts into the slot at the front you’ll see the number of stitches to cast on. You set the measurement for the 30 rows on the Knit Leader itself. I hope I’ve managed to point you in the right direction.
Kind Regards.
Sue
Sue P
2011-02-20 14:27:21
Dear Anne
Thank you for your e-mail directing me to your website. Another reader was having problems as well and a reply came saying look in the accessories of the Brother 260 and a set of stitch numbers should be included. Well I spring cleaned a chest full of knitting and sewing bits and pieces and yes – there they were hidden under several books and bags of felt and all the sizes that I need. Thank you very much.
Sincerely Magaret
Anne
2011-09-16 12:28:36
Hi Kathy
Pages 45-47 of the KH260 Instruction Manual give instructions for knitting your tension swatch. The measurements you need are taken over 20 sts and 30 rows.
Do you have the stitch scales numbered from 1-24 that come with the chunky machine? When you put the sheet into the Knit Leader and the scale which matches the measurement of 20 sts into the slot at the front you’ll see the number of stitches to cast on. You set the measurement for the 30 rows on the Knit Leader itself. I hope I’ve managed to point you in the right direction.
Kind Regards.
Sue
Sue P
2011-02-20 14:27:21
Dear Anne
Thank you for your e-mail directing me to your website. Another reader was having problems as well and a reply came saying look in the accessories of the Brother 260 and a set of stitch numbers should be included. Well I spring cleaned a chest full of knitting and sewing bits and pieces and yes – there they were hidden under several books and bags of felt and all the sizes that I need. Thank you very much.
Sincerely Magaret
Anne
2011-09-16 12:28:36

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