Jumper Pattern

I am looking for a pattern of a short sleeved jumper published in back copy of MKM June 2006 issue 101.

The jumper was in a dark plum colour,with flowers embroidered here and there. It was sent in by Linda Ireton who is a member of the Sweatshop Knitting Club based in Bispham. I would be very greatful for any positive replys.

Thanks.

I have the pattern. If you would like it and can send me an email address I can email it to you.
Lesley Albutt
2009-04-06 09:48:42
Hi

Copies of the June 2006 issue of MKM are still available and the cost is £2.50 plus 65p towards p&p. Just e-mail or call Anne on 01628-783080 and we can send you a copy.

Anne
2009-04-06 15:31:20

Brother Linker KA-8310

I read with great interest the article about the Brother Linker KA-8310 in this month’s magazine. Does anyone know if I can use it on my Silver Reed LK50 machine?

No – it will only work on Brother Standard Gauge machines.
jack-and-jill*42
2009-03-26 11:52:53
No – it will only work on Brother Standard Gauge machines.
jack-and-jill*42
2009-03-26 11:52:53

Spare parts for old Passap?

I have a super old Passap Automatic Knitting machine, (manufactured in 1958) with ribber which is missing the stripper which screws onto the front of the lock (carriage) and which enables one to use the single bed on its own.

Many thanks

Hi

Please contact Metropolitan because they have an excellent selection of spares for most Passap machines. They can also let you have a free catalogue of all machines and accessories. Call them on 01270-628414 or e-mail metromachineknit@btconnect.com

Anne
2009-04-06 15:41:36
Hi Anne Thank you so much for your help. Sadly no luck at Metropolitan. Must keep an eye on ‘For sale’ notices and hope a machine comes up sometime !
Mrs.Edith Campbell
2009-04-08 20:20:55

950i Lace Carriage

Does anyone know whether it is possible to use a lace carriage from a Brother punchcard knitter and use it on the 950i electronic?

Thanks for any help.
Marie.

Hi Marie

I don’t think you can use the punchcard model – the Electronic version has a little magnetic piece which presumably reads the pattern.

You can use one from other Brother Electronics like the 910 or 940.

We have a spare from a 940 machine that will do the job for you.

Do you need the Rails as well?

Kind regards
jack-nd-jill*42

jack-and-jill*42
2009-03-25 10:35:56
Thanks for the offer but I managed to find one at last. I am however also missing the spanner the metal piece that holds the carriage in place when packing the knitting machine up template and accessory box if you or anyone else can help with that would be very grateful.

Regards.

R. Quail
2009-04-01 13:32:40
Hi Marie

I don’t think you can use the punchcard model – the Electronic version has a little magnetic piece which presumably reads the pattern.

You can use one from other Brother Electronics like the 910 or 940.

We have a spare from a 940 machine that will do the job for you.

Do you need the Rails as well?

Kind regards
jack-nd-jill*42

jack-and-jill*42
2009-03-25 10:35:56
Thanks for the offer but I managed to find one at last. I am however also missing the spanner the metal piece that holds the carriage in place when packing the knitting machine up template and accessory box if you or anyone else can help with that would be very grateful.

Regards.

R. Quail
2009-04-01 13:32:40

Where should I start?

Where should I start? What is the best route for an absolute beginner? Your advice would be so helpful.

Thanks
Maggie

Hi Maggie
My advice would be to start with a basic punchcard model to get used to how the machine works. Once you understand the basic workings and how the machine knits the different stitches you can then decide whether you feel the need to upgrade. I have knitted on a puchcard machine for years and produced some lovely garments.

I would try and find a club near to you as well where you can pop along and have a chat to people already knitting. Most clubs have a machine and there is nearly always someone willing to show new starters the basics.

I enjoy passing on my knowledge to other knitters as do many others who enjoy the craft and I hope this helps.

Please reply if I can help any further.

Mandy
2011-12-02 19:33:20
Hi Maggie

Please e-mail Anne at the magazine and let her know where you live. We’re sure she can set you on the right road.

Anne
2009-04-06 15:44:11
Hi Maggie
Machine Knitting is a lovely pastime and brings out your creative side. I have been machine knitting for about 2 years and I’m self taught because there are no clubs in my area regretfully. I started on the Silver Reed LK150 mid gauge which is a nice easy machine to master. I now have a Silver Reed SK280 and find it a lovely machine to work on. I bought several basic books on eBay which I found very helpful and still refer to them. MKM is an excellent learning tool well worth buying each month. Hope this gives you some encourgagement to have a go.
Kind regards
Shirley
SHIRLEYM
2011-12-02 19:30:44
Hi Maggie
Hopefully by now you’ve been able to work out how to use these wonderful machines. I’m very new to machine knitting and I have a Brother 950i with attachments. I trawled through eBay when I got my machine this year and found tapes and discs that were tutorial. The ones I found really good were by Barbara Stubbs. She teaches really clearly and the filming is very good so you can actually see everything she’s doing. I got mine on eBay and keep referring to them.
Kind regards
Mary
scary007
2011-12-02 19:32:59
Hi Maggie
I have found the Diana Sullivan tutorial videos are extreamly good – just google ‘diana natters’.
Kind regards
Julia
Rovergirl3
2011-12-02 19:28:53

Mylar Sheets for Brother 950i

Can anyone help?

Thank you.
Jean

You can use Silver Reed Mylar sheets which are still available on a Brother machine with a few adjustments such as the starting line. If you compare an old Brother sheet with a Silver Reed one you will see what needs doing.
Jo Newton
2009-03-16 11:53:52
You can with a little adjustment use Silver Reed Mylar sheets. If you compare them to an old Brother one you can see where the starting line needs putting etc.
Jo Newton
2009-03-16 11:53:52
I know your query was some while ago but I got a new and a used sheet from Heathercraft. Ordered yesterday delivered today. Fantastic service…
PollyDoodle
2010-02-13 16:13:34
Ooops just realised its a different m/c to mine (KL116) apologies but do try Heathercraft anyway
PollyDoodle
2010-02-13 16:13:34

Looking for a local club

I have returned to machine knitting after more than 30 years and seem to have forgotten most of what I once leaned so I need a knitting club in or around Loughborough in Leicestershire. Can anyone help?

Antarsia patterns, anyone?

Hi

If you mean intarsia patterns (picture knitting) then Jo Newton has a great selection. She’ll even work on special requests if you need something a bit out of the ordinary. Try her website at www.jonewton.co.uk or e-mail her at jo.newton@btinternet.com

Anne
2009-02-26 11:16:23
I have a load of 2nd hand ones if their of any interest to you by Gary Kennedy. Drop me a line via ebay – hgvpilot if I can help.
Claire
2009-04-07 09:13:12

Help setting up Toyota in Lincoln

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

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