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A place to discuss and share machine knitting techniques, patterns, finished objects, and other related information.

Welcome to Machine Knitting! This is a place to discuss and share machine knitting techniques, patterns, finished objects, and other related information.

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QR Code Dress

7 Comments
2024/06/11
20:36 UTC

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Seeking a particular machine needle

My wife and I are designing a set of tools that use knitting machine latch hooks. I've tried looking at the Amazon listings, but they basically say, "Here, these are the ones for your machine." I need needles that are sturdier, like the top one (in the pic). If there are ones with shorter butts and little or no tail, those would be preferred.

https://preview.redd.it/g1s5b95jts5d1.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=eefc7b53a3cc989a3ada2e424401fab631444de3

Thank you for any help you can provide. My only other option is to order sets of needles one at a time until I find a good one.

4 Comments
2024/06/10
19:49 UTC

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Sentro Bind off Question: Can you finish with knitting needles?

Just got a sentro machine and am wondering if i have to crochet the edges when casting off? I haven’t learned to crochet and have only knitted. Do i just pick up the stitches on a needle and bind off like i would a hand knitted piece?

3 Comments
2024/06/10
05:52 UTC

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Stitch size decreasing for perfect cast-on.

Hello again everyone! I know that for cast-on it is advised to make the stitch size smaller than the stich size for the main knitting, because the cast-on is wider. Please tell me how much smaller you make it? The experience of knitting on passap machines is especially interesting.

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2024/06/09
16:45 UTC

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What size yarn will work for this machine?

A friend of mine has two of these Prym knitting machines but cannot remember what size yarns he needs. He is and older guy (75) so I offered to dig a little for him because we are going to use it to make a magic trick! Thanks so much!! 😭💜

7 Comments
2024/06/08
22:27 UTC

1

Passap E6000 pusher problems

I’ve just set up a Passap E 6000 that has been in storage for about 10 years or so. It’s in really good condition, totally clean and is equipped with a motor, the Electra 4600. The motor is running and the Passap's console is working, but I can’t get the pushers to stay in place on the front bed. These pushers are controlled by magnets in the front lock, instead of the butts and mechanical cams/cam tracks in the back lock. I can only get a handful of them to move to the correct place, the rest just go down to the resting position. I've oiled it but I can oil it again; since the pushers aren't mechanical, it’s really hard to exercise them to get that oil down in place. Does anyone have any extensive experience with these E6000s? Has anyone had this front magnetic pusher problem and if so, how did you resolve it?

0 Comments
2024/06/08
02:18 UTC

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Where does this part go? Brother KH 840

I partially disassembled my carriage and I figured out how most of it goes back together, but I can’t figure out how 1 part near the levers is oriented. It’s the black wire one the bottom left circled here. Help!

3 Comments
2024/06/07
23:20 UTC

3

Is there any way to get worsted yarn to work on a standard gauge machine?

I’ve been doing some swatches on my Singer K327 and SRP 20 ribber, using every other needle in a k2p2 rib. It works for the first 10 rows or so and then starts to get stuck. I think the yarn might be too thick for the needles, but if there’s any tips I’d appreciate it. Otherwise I’ll just use my sentro for worsted weight and above.

2 Comments
2024/06/07
18:57 UTC

2

Locks of Passap E6000 are hard to be moved and jamed.

I recently bought a Passap E6000 machine. It was not in the best condition - there were a lot of rusty needles, but I cleaned them of rust and they seem to work well.

My locks get stuck very often. Often this is my mistake - problems with tension.

But sometimes I can't find an explanation for this. For example: for my 350m/100gr yarn I like the look and relatively easy to move the locks on stitch sizes 3.5-3.75 when working with K/K. There was a problem with cast on 3: locks always got stuck at the beginning of the second row. The only solution was to increase the size of the stiches, which would make the knitted piece look not pretty to me, or to use cast on 2, which worked on the stitch sizes I needed. But I want to be able to use cast on 3 when that's what I want.

Also, locks on K/K are very difficult to move. In all the videos I saw, it looked easy and smooth - on my previous Brother KH800 machine, the carriage also moved easily and smoothly, but here it's just really hard. I’m quite weak, but even my boyfriend finds it difficult to slide the locks.

Please tell me why the carriage may jam and be difficult to move? What besides deep cleaning can solve the problem? I always clean the dust and lubricate the machine.

4 Comments
2024/06/06
23:20 UTC

1

Machine not cranking in panel mode

edit: fixed! Hi, I bought a Sentro 48 pin machine this week brand new from an eBay reseller (factory sealed in the box with no pieces assembled). Im testing it out with the yarn it came with, my crank isn’t moving past pin 2 in panel mode, tube mode works fine with or without yarn. Any troubleshooting advice? Also, does anyone have good starter resources/tips for patterns and machine care? I’m so excited to get working with it

6 Comments
2024/06/06
21:37 UTC

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Royal Loom

Hey all! I’ve wandered over from machine knitting discord. I just got a Royal loom, that turns your knitting machine into an actual loom, very cool 👌 I’m wondering if anyone else has one/has used one or if there’s any resources deep in the internet I’m not seeing. it’s almost like these things never existed 🤯 Any help or direction is appreciated, thanks!

6 Comments
2024/06/06
00:54 UTC

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Addi stitch size question :)

Hello all, new here, thanks for the add!

Contemplating an Addi (king) for some flat panel projects but am hrld back by my inability to find much written about whether stitch size can be increased.

I’d think that would be based on needle size.. as if you could get another set of larger ( thicker) needles to install on a knit machine.. which would probably mean thered be less of them.. but heres my Q flat out:

Is there any way on a machine like this to knit loose, open projects? or is everything smaller, tight stitches? ( For example, I’d like to knit something as loose and open as I’ve been knitting by hand on 12mm needles.)

Many thanks for your time in responding.

3 Comments
2024/06/06
00:21 UTC

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Don't understand what diagram with numbers in Passap Magazine means.

Hello everyone!

I was recently lucky enough to buy a Passap e6000 knitting machine. It was much more difficult to learn than machines from other companies, but I managed.

I really like the patterns from Passap Magazine. And from some number of magazine they started adding diagrams with numbers. At the time of the old issues of the magazine, the E6000 machines did not yet exist, and these tables appeared only when this machine was created.

I don't understand what they mean. The top line is different sizes, I understand that. But then I don’t understand anything.

I asked ChatGPT to help me, but its answer seems incorrect to me. It says this is the number of rows and stitches. However, if you look at the pattern diagram you can see that, for example, figure A of Fig. 1 has only 83 loops for only 22 rows. However, the any numbers in the diagram on the right do not correlate with this at all.

https://preview.redd.it/cz02l5pgvq4d1.png?width=1261&format=png&auto=webp&s=cf0ed3803b30d6a7d8a506106c2688bac2bf2ac4

This image is just an example. There are a large number of other issues of this magazine on the mkmanuals.com website, and in each one that contains such diagrams with numbers, I do not understand anything.

Please help me, what can these numbers mean? I racked my brain over this question.

P.S. I understand that if these tables really only apply to E6000 machines, I can still ignore them and knit as on other Passap knitting machines, but paying attention to the text in square brackets. However, I think it's worth using all the capabilities of my knitting machine, so I really want to understand everything.

8 Comments
2024/06/05
12:19 UTC

4

Book / livre

Hey everyone !

My wife bought knitting machine and has been looking for the book in the picture for a while. Does anyone have it by chance ?

Thanks !

Bonjour tout le monde !

Ma femme a acheté une machine à tricoter et cherche le livre en photo sur ce post. Est-ce que quelqu’un l’aurait à tout hasard ?

Merci !

2 Comments
2024/06/05
07:22 UTC

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Mooding Shima seiki

hi Where can I learn about mooding? I'm learning to program with Shima Seiki machines, but my biggest difficulty is knowing whether, for example, in the knit paint software between fronts/backs the sleeves fit.

2 Comments
2024/06/03
17:26 UTC

1

Silver Reed SK280 - Fair Isle Problem

I am having problems with the carriage of my Silver Reed SK-280, when with the dial I choose “F” (Fair Isle) or “L” (Punch Lace) it knits in stockinette. On the other hand, when I knit “T” (Tuck Stitch), “S.J” (Slip Stitch) or “O” (stockinette) it has no problems.

https://preview.redd.it/da0oqw09pd4d1.png?width=776&format=png&auto=webp&s=68247481ceadbf3683fd81686a8983f04d3a4fd6

2 Comments
2024/06/03
15:54 UTC

1

Ribber punch card query

I've got a Singer Memomatic 321 with the SRN321 ribber, and in my excitement inadvertently ordered punch cards that seem to be for a ribber rather than the main bed.

my question is, are these punch cards compatible with my setup? nothing in the 321 ribber manual mentions them, but i know the SR50/60 does. would it work the same way? within the limits of the main carriage.

1 Comment
2024/06/02
02:32 UTC

2

tension dial helpppp

hi everyone i just recently purchased a second hand singer 360 knitting machine & found the drums were super hard & wouldnt spin so i opened up the carriage & took it apart & oiled it down. prior to this i had no problems w the dial but now it wont move at allllll its giving me a headache. does anyone know how i could fix this? Pls.........

5 Comments
2024/06/01
22:36 UTC

2

What is a knitting radar/knit leader

I bought a second hand empisal and it came with a knit radar. I'm just getting my head around punch card patterns but this looks like it reads knitting patterns for you? Does it cast on and cast off? Please can someone respond like I'm a dummy and teach me your ways?

6 Comments
2024/06/01
16:45 UTC

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