950i Lace Carriage

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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?

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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

Are you an AOL user?

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The captcha box is used on any page where you upload content to the site. It shows a word that you have to enter in order for the form to submit properly, and is used to prevent spam.

However, AOL users will have found that they were unable to enter the word correctly. This is because the first time that an AOL user visits a page, AOL will store a copy of that page on its server. Then, when the AOL user goes back to see that page, instead of showing them a page from the site, AOL shows them the one stored in its memory instead. It does this to save money, and unfortunately it causes problems on pages where certain bits of content change (such as the captcha box).

So, until Matt can find a way of getting round this problem, we’ve removed the captcha box from the site.

I’m sorry for the trouble it’s caused you, and thank you for letting us know about the problem – we’re ‘on the case’, so to speak!

Best wishes
Anne

i have found your web site for the first time but as thise is a new pc i am having trouble so will be back i have your magasine sent to me every month best wishes eileen barratt
eileen barratt
2009-03-21 18:47:30

Machine Knitting Club in Vienna

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We have been growing continuously and now we are thirteen. We meet once a month chatting about knitting exchanging patterns, showing our knits etc. We all come from very different backgrounds. Our youngest member is 24 and our oldest in the eighties. I always go to the meetings with MKM magazines, explaining and translating patterns into German.

If any knitter happens to come to Vienna we would be glad to meet her (or him?).

Kind Regards from Vienna
Bettina

Hello!
I am living in Budapest but am American. I am looking for supplies and wool yarns in Vienna for my Brother standard gauge machine. I would love to come shopping in Vienna even this Friday if I knew where to go!
Thanks! Julia
julbulka
2012-10-20 14:41:05

Are you an AOL user?

Posted on

The captcha box is used on any page where you upload content to the site. It shows a word that you have to enter in order for the form to submit properly, and is used to prevent spam.

However, AOL users will have found that they were unable to enter the word correctly. This is because the first time that an AOL user visits a page, AOL will store a copy of that page on its server. Then, when the AOL user goes back to see that page, instead of showing them a page from the site, AOL shows them the one stored in its memory instead. It does this to save money, and unfortunately it causes problems on pages where certain bits of content change (such as the captcha box).

So, until Matt can find a way of getting round this problem, we’ve removed the captcha box from the site.

I’m sorry for the trouble it’s caused you, and thank you for letting us know about the problem – we’re ‘on the case’, so to speak!

Best wishes
Anne

i have found your web site for the first time but as thise is a new pc i am having trouble so will be back i have your magasine sent to me every month best wishes eileen barratt
eileen barratt
2009-03-21 18:47:30

Mylar Sheets for Brother 950i

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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

How was your New Year?

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The exhibitor list is looking good and new additions this month are Carl Boyd coming along with his new patterns and Jane Woodward back in her usual classroom. As we’ve mentioned, Carl is working on a new collection and you may also remember that Jane was on holiday last year and couldn’t make it. She’s back this year with Wendy’s help and the sleeved wrap featured on page 35 is the first of Wendy’s designs for MKM. It’s been much admired, so we snapped it up for the magazine. You can belt it, button it, pin in or let it drape into soft folds and points. It’s a very flattering shape to cover all manner of ‘lumps and bumps’ and the length takes it well past any ‘thunder thighs’!

When I went to the Isle of Wight last autumn, I spent a lovely morning with the Newchurch Knitters. Jan’s coffee and cake went down a treat and Linda showed me lots of her designs. Amongst the goodies was a pile of Tan-o’-shanter hats, which she makes by the dozen for young and old alike. The pattern is ever so easy and you can add a brim or pon-pon if you wish. Best of all, they can be knitted from any oddments and take next-to-no-time. The base of the hat needs to be picked up on a circular needle for eight rows of garter stitch but you can vary the number of stitches you pick up, to fit different head sizes. It’s a fabulous pattern I’m sure you’ll want to cut out and keep.

As the days get longer, spring will soon be here and the cover girl on our latest issue (February 2009) wears a lovely jacket from Anne Baker knitted in Charlotte, from Chris Brennan. It’s very soft yet holds its shape beautifully and, when knitted in Fair Isle, makes a gorgeous warm garment. You can use Anne’s stitch pattern, or chose one of the hundreds you must have stored away. If haven’t used Charlotte before, raid Chris’ stand at Machine Knitting LIVE! (Sorry, he doesn’t do mail order.) At his knock down prices, every cone will be a bargain!

How was your Christmas and New Year break, and what are your plans for the New Year? Let me know by leaving a comment!

All the best
Anne

Antarsia patterns, anyone?

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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

4 PLY WOOL

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I have recently purchased my first knitting machine so that I can make 4 ply garments for my grandchildren. In the past I have done a lot of hand knitting, usually in DK, and have had access to a wide range of lovely patterned and random dyed wools. Now that I’ve started machine knitting I find that the choice of 4 ply wools is rather drab – the only random dyed wools I can find on the internet tend to be sold in 100g packs for socks, usually 100% wool and VERY expensive.
Can anyone suggest where I can purchase colourful 4 ply wool?

I run an internet business and I have some brand new 4 ply in in lots of fun colours at the mo.

Please feel free to contact me via ebay hgvpilot site address http://stores.shop.ebay.co.uk/thread-yarn-and-fabric_Machine-Knitting-Yarn_W0QQ_fsubZ8561037QQ_sidZ362716500QQ_trksidZp4634Q2ec0Q2em322

hgvpilot
2009-03-02 13:26:34
Hi, I recently bought some 4 ply yarn
from the Silver Reed website. They are selling a few nice cones of yarn at half price, some for as little has £2.00 for 400 gms.
Hope this helps
Shirley
SHIRLEYM
2009-04-17 21:24:57