Help setting up Toyota in Lincoln

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I have aquired an old (new condition) knitting machine. It is a Toyota Elena7 without instructions. Is there anyone in Lincoln who could help me set it up & use please. Or any Knitting Machine Lessons available. Thank You

Thank You Cassie but need help in Lincoln. Had a couple of machines years ago but don’t know how to set this one up. If I did I could manage to work it from other books/video. No instructions at all you see. Pleased you found a group I used to go to one in Lincoln. No Knitting Machine Shops at all now.

Thanks again – Sylvia

Sylvia
2009-03-19 23:20:47
I have just taken the plunge and after having aquired an old Brother KH710 which has been under the bed for about eleven years I desperately wanted to find help in the area. Imagine my surprise when I found a group of people in Donington Lincolnshire. It’s just up the road for me and I went along for the first time last Thursday with my machine and I received such wonderful help. This is the web site of where they meet :~

http://www.therubyhuntcentre.org.uk/_files/ruby_hunt_centre_leaflet.pdf

Hope it is of some help if you don’t find anything nearer.

Cassie
2009-03-10 16:48:32

Finding a club

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I am returning to machine knitting and am looking for a club around Chelmsford or Braintree area in Essex. Any suggestions would be most gratefully accepted.

Hope You found one – Sylvia (I didn’t!)
Sylvia
2009-03-19 23:20:47
No I am afraid I haven t Rose
margaret
2009-03-21 18:47:30
I have not been knitting for about seven years and I would like to find a knitting machine club in the Bromley area Can you help.
Thank you
Rose
Roooe Borkett
2009-02-22 10:17:46

machine jamming

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The test square etc is fine as it doesn’t use the needles 70-75 on the right.
Can anyone help?
I live in the Braintree area of Essex and would like to join a club if one exists.
Judy

Dear judy
Have you tried taking the needles out also checking to see if the underside of the carriage has been oiled also check to see if the needles are not bent.

If it has not been used for some time also see if the bed is not bent.

phoebe donaldson
2009-02-09 22:39:20
Have you checked the needle retaining bar. It should have 1/4 inch of sponge on it. If this is OK check that you have not got a load of fluff stuck in the channel where the retaining bar is housed.
Undy Yarncrafts
2009-02-09 22:39:20
Dear judy
Have you tried taking the needles out also checking to see if the underside of the carriage has been oiled also check to see if the needles are not bent.

If it has not been used for some time also see if the bed is not bent.

phoebe donaldson
2009-02-09 22:39:20
Have you checked the needle retaining bar. It should have 1/4 inch of sponge on it. If this is OK check that you have not got a load of fluff stuck in the channel where the retaining bar is housed.
Undy Yarncrafts
2009-02-09 22:39:20

Charity shop donation

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I have not yet checked it over but it looks clean and in good condition. The Manager of the shop would appreciate some advice about how much we should charge for it when we put it in the shop for sale.

You could try Andeeknits I know she deals with some of the charity shops with machine if your in her area. www.andeeknits.co.uk
Claire
2009-04-07 09:13:12
Thanks for all your help and Mary Seaman has told us that they’ve received £30 for the machine.

Anne

Anne
2010-04-07 19:13:10

Tension on KH970

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New to machine knitting and tension squares and how to adjust when knitting too tight is just bypassing me completely.

Many thanks
Karen

Hi Karen welcome to the madhouse that is machine knitting.

My rule of thumb is use a tension where the carriage moves easily and you don’t have to strain. If you find it difficult to move the carriage use a larger number and keep going up until it is easy to knit and you like the feel of the work.

Angela Thornycroft
2009-02-10 17:53:35

Ribbing attachment SRP-50

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I’ve taken my knitting machine out of long term storage and have been unable to fine both Auxiliary pieces (L+R) for Ribbing Attachment SRP-50. Any idea where I could buy replacements?

These can be obtained from Undy Yarncrafts. You can phone 01633 881183 for further information
Undy Yarncrafts
2009-02-10 17:53:35
These can be obtained from Undy Yarncrafts. You can phone 01633 881183 for further information
Undy Yarncrafts
2009-02-10 17:53:35

punch cards

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Hello Anne, I have a new Silver Reed knitting machine which came with a set of punch cards. When knitting using a card obviously I start with the card set on row one. But I believe that it is row 5 (or is it row 6) of the card which is being knitted. Can you please advise what row should I start with if using other manufacturers cards. I have a number of Brother and Toyota punch cards which which I would like to put into use.

Kindest regards

Anne

Knitmaster/Silver Reed machines start at row 5 and Brother machines start at row 7
Undy Yarncrafts
2009-02-10 17:53:35
I’ve got some pictures of other punch card patterns but no where does it tell me where I can get these from.

Can any one help?

Reed
2009-07-15 18:33:59
Knitmaster/Silver Reed machines start at row 5 and Brother machines start at row 7
Undy Yarncrafts
2009-02-10 17:53:35
I’ve got some pictures of other punch card patterns but no where does it tell me where I can get these from.

Can any one help?

Reed
2009-07-15 18:33:59