A fine wee machine and in good condition, I do not have an original manual for this but there are plenty available to download on the web. There are sites that offer the manual for free download - so now't but good news there. The ES302 was the first machine I ever owned way back then and its a well built model. It knits with ease, and has selection buttons and switches that cover most techniques though funny thing is - it calls tuck stitch “pick” for some unknown reason. The patterning system works with a set of supplied pattern cards for fair-isle or two colour patterns where the 2nd colour has to be laid across the bed and knitted in. (Great for intarsia lovers).
Unuusal Cast on wires
With this machine there were a set of supplementary cards for a lace type techniques (with spaces between the needles) and its very effective - it uses a selection of needles in and out of working position. I have the Knitmaster weaving accessory for this machines and I was able to download a pattern book for this as well. The weaving is easy and effective. This particular model came with an unusual feature, a set of cast on wires, very handy and they make casting on a breeze! This must have been one of the first of this models released as I do not see any mention of these wires in later models of the ES 302. Impressive machine and would have been innovative in its day. I believe there is a ribber available as well though I do not own one. There are 93 stitch patterns included in the original card set – plenty to be going on with.