February 12, 2020

The pattern wheels are operated by a knob on top of the carriage and as I have just discovered you bring needles into holding position by pressing down on the knob and there is a sort of ratchet facility, you turn the same knob to move the holding needles – there are 1...

October 2, 2019

The Simpleframe was a very popular knitting frame in it's day, with groups of folk sitting together using them and producing some interesting stuff.

August 18, 2019

The Orion 220 single bed is more my cup of tea – it’s a moveable sinker post system and it is a 6 mm gauge with 220 needles.

August 14, 2019

My second look at this interesting Vogue vintage machine with an unusual "Five Step Magic Device" patterning system

July 18, 2019

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Notes on a Pingouin TP2 Knitting Machine (number 2)

The gauge is 6 mm and it takes 4 ply with ease and possibly light DK.  It’s an easy machine to operate with weights that are specialized to fit into a comb that is held in place by elastic – a clever...