Knitmaster 700 knitting machine with optional lace carriage
Great machine this, simple to operate and easy - ok not the best looking but Knitmaster never were great in the aesthetics however, if you want a workhorse then this is it. The Knitmaster 700 has the built in Knitrader 7 and its a handy facility if you just want to concentrate on awkward patterns ie lace for instance - you can get on with the job in hand and just knit. I am very impressed with this lace carriage, it knits and transfers at the same time, so it gets my vote for ease of use, and as with most lace patterns are great for summery tops now is the time.
Knitmaster LC2 Lace Carriage
I used a basic sleeveless KR7 pattern and have produced a garment (wonders never cease). I love this machine for its ease if use and I did not use my motor once. The lace carriage does fancy lace as well but you have to remove the yarn to transfer, the same switch for this gives you a free move so its easy to set up your punchcard. If you were about town doing a demo - this is a handy beast, and whatever you produce looks good, especially lace. As with all punchcards, patterning is easy when you know how (not things I use a lot but I can appreciate their flexibility and quite understand that many designers use punchcard machines - great for portability too.