Knitting Machine Museum

Toyota KS901

The Toyota KS901 is a surprisingly attractive machine in burnt orange and ivory, a 24 stitch punchcard machine and one of the last good models brought out by Toyota. It includes lace carriage in separate box that is similar in operation to the brother carriage ie transfer first then knit.  This machine also had optional plaiting feeder which is the best one I have ever used because it actually interchanges the yarns easily when actually knitting - I have tested the motif control and its fairly simple - good set of 24 stitch punchcards and lace cards - most impressed - and this is what I assumed a Toyota should be like - I have the optional simulknit kit but my latest Toyota 506 Ribber does this automatically,  An excellent and quality standard gauge machine with loads of patterning facilities and I love the colours of these machines which believe it or not attracted me to them in the first place.   Perhaps its fair to mention that with the Brother and Toyota lace carriages they do take up more space because of the extension rails.