Brother KH840 and the Garter Carriage

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Hello all

I’m recently returning to the machine knitting fold and still re-learning the basics with my first garment nearly finished. I only found Machine Knitting Monthly two months ago and ran down to W H Smith to pick up a copy.

I am very much into having everything for my machine so that I am not limited when it comes to patterns. However one piece of kit that I would really like is a garter carriage, however there appears to be conflicting information on the internet as to if one will work on my machine and was wondering if anyone could provide some sage advise for me at all? So far I have read:
The KG88 and the KG88II will work on my machine
The KG88 or KG89 models will work as long as I have the rails
No garter carriages will work
The KG88 or KG88II will work with modifications (but I can’t find out what these are)

As my birthday is coming up, I would very much like to buy myself a carriage off eBay or the pre-loved website, but do not want the disappointment of having to re-sell it as it is not compatible…

Any help or advise that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards.

Justin

Hi Justin

If you go to www.scanthecat.com you will find all sorts of information about Brother machines. According to this website your Brother KH840 cannot be used with a Garter Carriage.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-05-09 10:32:05
Hello Sue
Thank you for coming back to me I really do appreciate it. I have had a look at this site and a couple of others and I have come to the conclusion that I will wait until I’m more experienced and then possibly look into purchasing a second hand Brother KH950i which I know will definitely take the garter carriage and will be able to produce more complicated patterning.
Kind regards Justin
poitier
2012-05-22 12:26:04
Hi Justin

If you go to www.scanthecat.com you will find all sorts of information about Brother machines. According to this website your Brother KH840 cannot be used with a Garter Carriage.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-05-09 10:32:05
Hello Sue
Thank you for coming back to me I really do appreciate it. I have had a look at this site and a couple of others and I have come to the conclusion that I will wait until I’m more experienced and then possibly look into purchasing a second hand Brother KH950i which I know will definitely take the garter carriage and will be able to produce more complicated patterning.
Kind regards Justin
poitier
2012-05-22 12:26:04
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