October 30, 2016

The Rapidex 320 was sold as single or double bed knitting machine and it it was also designed so you could  to use it side by side as a very long single bed.

October 29, 2016

General advice and information on what to look out for when purchasing knitting machines whether vintage or modern

October 21, 2016

I fired up the Designaknit, oiled and cleaned my Passap, then realised that I had to find the bits and pieces required to use the computer and pc.

October 18, 2016

There are quite a lot of quirky bits included and it gets my vote for a great knitting machine albeit a single bed 4.5 mm gauge.  It comes with a pattern book and a set of heavy plastic punchcards with a variety of of tuck, slip and other patterns.  It keeps me amused...

October 18, 2016

This model has an onboard computer and you can design form screen your garments using a selection of symbols however the screen is way too small for my liking

October 17, 2016

I gave my Brother 940 and Knitmaster 580 another clean and workout.  These machines are both standard gauge but oh so different.  The Brothers excel in lace making and to my mind have the most wonderful lace carriages, which are usually included with the machines.  Fun...

October 13, 2016

I will use some of my older blog posts as the machines were cleaned and operated at the time of writing my knitting museum diary in the past.  As time goes on I am sure I will be updating.

October 13, 2016

We now appreciated fitting, and shape, this coupled with a great choice of quality yarns and easier patterning methods, helped even the less skilled come up with an individual knit.

October 13, 2016

I hope to keep you interested for the duration, I will try and update as often as possible.   I knit as well as maintain my collection and as and when I take these old models out, after cleaning and oiling them,  usually try to knit with them just to keep them moving f...

October 13, 2016

Then and only then was I able to get started trying out the garter stitches - it was simple really ie when you know how.

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