Looking for a dealer near you in Canada? Check out The Canadian Machine Knit Resource
which is kept up-to-date by a great lady named Sheila Bossert (if it takes you to the web ring, just go back and
then click on it again - works for me). You'll find lots there, dealers, seminar dates, and links to lots of machine
knitting sites (with free patterns too). Canadian distributors - Studio - Passap
|Secondhand machines and accessories for sale or wanted
together with links to classified sites. If you have something for sale or need something, e-mail me and I'll pop
it on this page. Ad for production knitters needed here too.
If you are in the U.S. check out Irene Woods' site
Clearwater Knits for a dealer near you. You'll also find a LK150 tutorial there and a great
one on using the knit contour.
If you are in the UK check out the
Silver Viscount web site at www.silverknitting.co.uk (they have Forsell
Looking for similar style information charts on Brother Machines, including garter carriages and which machines they fit? Then check
out the great pages at Lora Kinnan's "Daisy Knits" site.
This will take you to the index page - scroll down for the link to the charts and other goodies. Free patterns
There was a great Passap site in the U.K., done by Woolleys but it has disappeared and has been taken over by one
of those annoying, go nowhere, search pages, that just waste our time! It did have the history of Passap machines,
a wonderful chart for Duo 80 owners that gives the E6000 machine techniques to help you in following those E6000
patterns, a "find a part number" spot and other goodies. Needles of Steel has managed to retrieve the
information and you can find it at http://www.needlesofsteel.org.uk/woolleys.html
Needles of Steel is by the way a fantastic site full of
free patterns and information on machine knitting - you have to check it out. Go to www.needlesofsteel.org.uk
Got a Superba and wish you could find more information on it? Check out the Superba/White/Singer
(White in Canada, Singer in Britain, also sold as Phildar,
we're not confused are we?) wonderful blogspot at www.superbaknitting.blogspot.com where Patrick Madden has
done a fabulous job explaining how to set up the machine and how to clean it - not the mention all the wonderful
lessons he has on there - definitely the best site for Superba. Also check out http://www.myrocks.com/index.htm
if you are in Europe. If you need parts for your machine check with Peter Smith at Passap Canada. There
is also a great Yahoo Group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/superbawhite that you can join - it's free. The Yahoo group has photos of machines that
you can look at to figure out what model you have bought if you are in doubt. I own a Superba 1502 and I
am really impressed with this machine - you can see a couple of photos of my machine here and some of a Singer/Superba 1602
here and also a couple of photos of an older Singer/Superba (possibly called a Chantelaine) .
If you are looking for software for your computer
to design patterns or punchcard patterns, then there's a
few you can check out: Garment
Styler by Cochenille, Design-a-Pattern, Knitware, and of course the biggie, Designaknit. And, for
a small yearly fee you can access a pattern generator done by the Lucia Liljegren otherwise known as the Knitting
Also check out www.knitic.com - it's a fascinating site showing new open hardware for Brother knitting machines (KH930 and
KH940) which controls the knitting machine via Arduino. Knitic is the new "brain" of the knitting machine
which allows real time control over the needles. Well worth looking at.
If you are looking for punchcard patterns I have a page
devoted to free ones. Also Linda Jackson has beautiful charted design collections for machine
knitting, handknitting and needlework at www.artika.co.uk.
Gallery - just a few photos of things I have knitted, sewn, woven, quilted.......... finally
posted some more - July 27, 2015!
Free Patterns for the Standard Machine - 4.5
feel free to copy any of the patterns, whether for the 4.5mm or the 6.5mm or the chunky machine, for your own personal
use, but if you sell the result for profit, please acknowledge
the source of the design. Thanks.)
Free Patterns for the LK150 - 6.5 mid-gauge
Free Patterns for the Chunky Machine - 9 mm
Free handknit pattern
Help Sheets - for beginners -
written with Studio/Silver Reed steel-bed punchcard machines
In case you're wondering.....this web site is not glitzy to look at because I know
you'd rather be knitting than clicking (or waiting for pages to load). I've tried to make it quick to load, with
lots of content. Some of the photos might take a little longer to load but a photo is no use to you if you can't
see it clearly, so sometimes I've had to keep it a little larger.
18,1999 - 2015
Updated July 27, 2015
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