June 6, 2020

The Record Knitting Machine Circa 1955

Wonderful addition to the museum portfolio – a donation of another vintage garter stitch machine – the Record Knitting Machine. Shaped in the bullet style, this is a light machine compared to some.It comes is stove enamelled green...

February 13, 2020

An interesting bit of history of the Trumod machines

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...

November 18, 2019

Brother 930, Knitmaster 155 and Designaknit magnetic link

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

August 10, 2019

Using up mixed colours of fine industrial yarns on the Passap E6000 with pattern input with DesignaKnit including details of ribbed jacket.

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...

April 22, 2019

The Passap E6000 Electra motor 4600 requires an extra interface board as well as upgraded chips if serial number is lower than 7000 and an autocolour or 600 4 colour changer

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