I am new to machine knitting, and have purchased a cheap Zippy 90 machine, but I am unsure as to whether I have to use balls of wool or have to use cones and also if this is the case where can I buy a wool winder from? I have tried all wool shops in Derby and surrounding area, any help appreciated
I am attempting the pattern Misty Morning from the Jan 2012 issue. I start with waste yarn then a row of nylon cord then the latch tool cast as per instructions. I then do the 2 rows of knit. When I start dropping the stitches to reform them the nylon cord and waste drops off. Should this happen or am I doing something wrong! Also should I leave the end stitches unreformed?
Thanks for any help!
Can anybody tell me which ribber fits a Silver Reed SK155 machine?
Chunky KH 260 Brother machine with Knit Leader KL116
Tension square knitted 20 stitches wide by 30 rows long. I used two strands of DK Shamal together on Tension 5.
Stitches using a centimetre ruler it measured 12 cm. (I tried using the blue ruler but it came out to silly numbers (17.5) and all the tension squares I knitted came out wrong so I used a CM ruler.) Read 12 on the CM ruler so I read off 12 on the tube and put the card into the machine for the stitches = (Card 12) 126 – 128.
Rows Measured with the blue ruler it came to 23 so as I was told that on a chunky machine you have to halve that number I put 11.5 into the machine. I was also told that both trippers have to be down so that it trips the sheet twice on each row and to leave the feeding lever plugged into the left hand side NOT to move the feeding lever to the right hand side and lift one tripper as this wouldn’t work properly? I drew a six inch square onto the Knit Leader and knitted it up – the stitches came out correct but I cannot get the rows right. Can someone please write down what to do from START ( tension square) to FINISH knitting a 6 inch square on the Knit Leader – step by step – as I’m getting so disheartened. I love this machine and am so desperate to get going. I have knitted a jumper from a magazine but I want to do my own thing and the Knit Leader seemed the way to go. Please help!
I’ve drawn out a pattern on the Knit Leader sheets and done a swatch with the wool and pattern I’ll be using.The problem I’m having is that there’s no ruler to match my swatch. The length for the 60 rows is fine but there’s no ruler for the width. Can anyone give me any help please?
I have knitted a swatch on my brother KH260 60 rows and 40 stitches as required but the measurements between these points are to big to choose the relevant settings on the knitleader.
Can this be done or will it only work on standard gauge machines? I would be very grateful for some information.
I just got my Knitmaster Zippy 90 back after some years in a friends loft. The sponge bar looks to be just the sponge part with no metal bar. Does anyone know where I can get a replacement. I am keen to start using it again now I have retired. The Zippy 90 is a light weight chunky machine with a plastic bed and not full size having fewer needles.