Looking for Unwanted, Unloved Knitting Machines

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I LOVE machine knitting and want to be able to pass on the craft to others SO I am looking for all those unwanted & unloved machines hiding under beds or in lofts. I promise to give them a new life and get lots of people machine knitting. Personally, I own a Brother 940, with its ribber, garter carriage and motor drive. I use Designer Knit to create designs and stitch patterns. If I can only get one other machine it will be a start as it is so much easier to learn if one can copy the teacher’s movements.

I look forward to hearing from you
Jane Parker

We are looking for our first knitting machine to make up ww2 patterns = fine wool…any suggestions?

mother and daughter…

sylvia
2009-03-11 13:30:04
Sometimes you can get knitting machines on ebay or in charity shops. My friend got one for £2.50 reduced from £5! You could be lucky. Also try the recycle site – they have them as well but beware they could be in a bit of a mess.
Best wishes.
Morag Walker
2009-03-05 22:50:18
It could be that anyone not using their machine will not receive the magazine. I wonder therefore have you tried Freecycle? This is an internet site which was set up to give away/request items which are no longer used in order to recycle items instead of them going to landfill. Each area has it’s own site and you can join as many as you like – but beware the more you join the more wanted/received posts you will receive daily.
On my local site a member offered a knitting machine which I did not need but I did contact them to see if they had a knitting machine table spare and I was lucky.
Lynne F
2009-02-24 18:53:46
I have two knitting machines under my bed you are welcome to. Please contact me if you are interested.
Glenys Taylor
2009-03-04 18:34:23

can you help me?

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The designs i am working on are fairly simple punchcard designs in a kind of 80’s / graphic design, the jumpers themselves are men’s long jumper and cardigan style. I can send fully recognised patterns and drawing to you if you can help. Please let me know if you know of anyone or anywhere which is worth trying. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you so much. my email address is serencolley@googlemail.com

Glad to help if I can I have sent you an email.
Regards
Jane
JaneP
2009-02-17 17:54:06

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

Changes to Trading Post order form

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The changes are only to the checkout process. There are now 4 steps to checking out your order, once you’ve chosen your items:

1. View cart
2. Select postal region
3. Confirm you’re happy to pay the postal charges
4. Checkout your order on the PayPal site

I hope it makes things easier for you, but – as ever – Matt is on hand to help you with any queries. Just email him and he’ll try to answer you within 24 hours (but not on weekends!).

That’s all for now!

Anne”

How do I get a subscription for the US?
Liz Arthur
2009-03-02 13:25:04
I am having huge trouble in login in as l keep getting a message saying that l can’t use my e-mail address this makes no sense to me.

Kind regards Sue Brown

Susie B
2009-02-23 16:09:35
I have just registered and logged in with no problems at all. I love your magazine. Long may it continue.

Best Regards

Avril Kirk

esme48
2009-02-23 18:45:44
Hi Sue
If you email me at technicalsupport@machineknittingmonthly.net with more details of your problem I’ll help you sort the problem out.

Thanks
Matt

communicatedesign
2009-02-24 14:28:04
thank you very much
imma
2009-03-05 10:17:23
Hi Liz
All of our products in Trading Post show prices for UK customers. Simply add items to your cart and then when you check out you’ll be asked to select your postal region and the shipping costs will be added then.

I hope that makes sense.

Best wishes
Matt

communicatedesign
2009-03-02 13:28:25

Changes to Trading Post order form

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The changes are only to the checkout process. There are now 4 steps to checking out your order, once you’ve chosen your items:

1. View cart
2. Select postal region
3. Confirm you’re happy to pay the postal charges
4. Checkout your order on the PayPal site

I hope it makes things easier for you, but – as ever – Matt is on hand to help you with any queries. Just email him and he’ll try to answer you within 24 hours (but not on weekends!).

That’s all for now!

Anne”

How do I get a subscription for the US?
Liz Arthur
2009-03-02 13:25:04
I am having huge trouble in login in as l keep getting a message saying that l can’t use my e-mail address this makes no sense to me.

Kind regards Sue Brown

Susie B
2009-02-23 16:09:35
I have just registered and logged in with no problems at all. I love your magazine. Long may it continue.

Best Regards

Avril Kirk

esme48
2009-02-23 18:45:44
Hi Sue
If you email me at technicalsupport@machineknittingmonthly.net with more details of your problem I’ll help you sort the problem out.

Thanks
Matt

communicatedesign
2009-02-24 14:28:04
thank you very much
imma
2009-03-05 10:17:23
Hi Liz
All of our products in Trading Post show prices for UK customers. Simply add items to your cart and then when you check out you’ll be asked to select your postal region and the shipping costs will be added then.

I hope that makes sense.

Best wishes
Matt

communicatedesign
2009-03-02 13:28:25

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

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

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