I have recently taken my Brother standard gauge machine and ribber out of mothballs and need some help to get started again. Is there asnyone in or near to Droitwich, Worcester who could help?
My problem is that I can’t get the patterning to work. The pattern note in the book says:-MB carriage set to tuck in both directions. RB carriage set to slip from left to right and knit from right to left. I understand how to set the knit carriage to tuck in both directions but don’t understand the settings for the ribber carriage. I have tried many combinations with the buttons on the ribber carriage, but am now running out of wool and patience! Please can anyone help me?
Any ideas where I can get these please?
Need help to be able to continue with ribber to complete the collar of my jumper. No known repairer for my ribber.
Only a few needles are catching the yarn on the cast on row, I’ve tried varying the yarn tension. The needles look okay and I’ve cleaned and oiled the machine. The sponge of the sponge bar looks in bad condition so I didn’t contiue to remove it. Could this be the problem? If so what can I do about it? If not, any other suggestions would be appreciated.
I’ve just got my machine out of the loft after 20 years. I’ve replaced the sponge bar but I’m having problems with one of the wheels. The main carriage is very stiff to push and the wheel is not spinning as well as the other. I’ve oiled it but it’s still hard to push along the needlebed. Can you help? Many thanks, Lynda
I’m recently returning to the machine knitting fold and still re-learning the basics with my first garment nearly finished. I only found Machine Knitting Monthly two months ago and ran down to W H Smith to pick up a copy.
I am very much into having everything for my machine so that I am not limited when it comes to patterns. However one piece of kit that I would really like is a garter carriage, however there appears to be conflicting information on the internet as to if one will work on my machine and was wondering if anyone could provide some sage advise for me at all? So far I have read:
The KG88 and the KG88II will work on my machine
The KG88 or KG89 models will work as long as I have the rails
No garter carriages will work
The KG88 or KG88II will work with modifications (but I can’t find out what these are)
As my birthday is coming up, I would very much like to buy myself a carriage off eBay or the pre-loved website, but do not want the disappointment of having to re-sell it as it is not compatible…
Any help or advise that anyone can provide would be greatly appreciated!
I have been given a very dirty, old and unloved Toyota KS901 complete with a Toyota KS501 ribber but there are no manuals to go with them. I have no idea how to get this machine back into a decent and running condition. Can anyone help me please?