machine jamming

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

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

Nina A Miklin books

Can anyone help? Thank you..

Try thi link:

http://www.wonderwoolwales.co.uk/en/wonderwool_wales/exhibitors_information/2008/nina_miklin.php

eldesh
2009-02-23 16:10:24

Tension on KH970

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

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

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

Knitting with alpaca

I have been trying to knit lace patterned scarves on my Emperial knitmaster with alpaca yarn, but it keeps laddering and getting stuck. I have tried changing the tention but nothing works, however if I use acrylic yarn it works perfectly. Please help.

Hi If the Alpaca Yarn you are using is 2ply or less then you should use the close knit bar which is the long white plastic bar or if you haven’t already tried a little weight that may help solve the problem.

Kind regards
Linda

Linda Collins
2009-02-22 10:17:10
Hi If the Alpaca Yarn you are using is 2ply or less then you should use the close knit bar which is the long white plastic bar or if you haven’t already tried a little weight that may help solve the problem.

Kind regards
Linda

Linda Collins
2009-02-22 10:17:10

Using a garter bar

Can anyone help? I’m sure there must be an easy way but I don’t know who to ask.

Many thanks
Alice

If it’s any help you’re not alone and there’s actually a ‘knack’ in removing this bar. Do make a mark on the side of the comb you should use first to remove the stitches which is the side that has the little grooves. Also make sure that you pull all the stitches you’ve lifted off firmly on to the bar so that they’re in a completely straight line.

1. Remove the yarn from the carriage and turn the comb so the grooves now face the machine. (Some knitters find it helpful to put a claw weight on both ends of the work.)

2. Bring out any needle on the machine and examine the needle hook. Look at the stitch now on the garter bar and note that a strand of yarn lies over the groove. The hook of the needles is going to grab this strand of yarn as the garter bar is laid on top of the needles. Return the needle you were examining to non-working position.

3. Lay the garter bar on top of the needles with the left end stitch exactly over the left end needle. Be firm in your movements. Get this stitch right and all the others will also be ‘grabbed’.

4. Carefully pull the garter bar towards you a little and slightly tilt it upwards. Peer over to see if all the stitches have been ‘caught’. If not you can tilt the comb back ease off the comb and start again.

5. Assuming the garter bar has all the stitches on it now comes the vital bit. Keeping a firm grip on the bar tilt it slightly towards you. The bar gets caught in the hooks of the needles because you take the bar downwards without tilting it so the hooks catch in the holes of the garter bar. In one movement tilt the comb towards you and downwards. This must be done firmly and not too slowly. Some knitters find it best to hold the base of the bar with the fingers and place their thumbs on top of the bar to control the movement more easily. It’s no more than a gentle rotation of the wrist and gentle pull downwards. Once you do this successfully with the medium sized bar you can do it with the large one. Practice to get the knack and you’ll soon perfect the technique.

Best wishes
Anne

Anne
2008-11-24 10:35:39
Have a look at you tube there are demos on there as to how to use a garter bar
Hilda b
Hilda
2011-05-04 11:27:27