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Orions 220 and 360

Orion 220 6 mm gauge

This Orion 220 Single Bed

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. Casting on is a breeze, I just ewrapped around the sinkers and off it went – despite not being used for a number of years and simply oiled and cleaned. What I do like about this machine are the good quality needles – although the problem is they will be scarce and a good few are missing at either end. Tuck stitch is a simple affair – I suppose it would have been originally supplied with stitch selecting rulers. I moved the needles out to holding position and it knitted 4 rows then knitted back without a second thought.