Looking for knitting machine magazines?
Then consider subscribing to the UK's Machine Knit Monthly. We've lost
so many machine knit magazines over the years but this one is still going and is packed with great new pattern
ideas, features on different stitches, basic instruction to help you be successful, letters, reviews on related
books and much more. It is one of the UK's favourite machine knitting magazines. Check out the website at:- http://www.machineknittingmonthly.net/
|Secondhand machines and accessories for sale or wanted
. This area now incorporates "The Canadian Machine Knit Resources" page for items for sale and wanted.
Sheila Bossert who kindly kept up that website for years, no longer has a web site. I've offered to take it over
so if you have something for sale or need something, e-mail me and I'll pop it on this page.
|Knitting Machine Museum - if you are interested in all things to do with knitting machines you should check out this
web site run by Maggi. Lots of photos of vintage and newer machines and information on each machine.
Looking for a dealer near you in Canada? Check out The Canadian Machine Knitting Resource which is now on this site (see note above). Clubs, dealers, seminars, and for sale & wanted.
If you are in the U.S. and need to find a dealer check out
If you are in the U.S Northwest and need your knitting machine repaired check out Needle Tek and also HV Crafts in
Surrey, BC, Phone is 604-581-1085 or email them.
If you are in the UK check out the Silver
Viscount web site at www.silverknitting.co.uk.
You can use their web site to find a stockist near you. If you are looking for yarn and books check out https://www.bsk.co.uk/ Also Metropolitan
Machine Knitting has an online store so check that out especially
if you want to learn how to use your machine.
If you have a plastic bed machine like the Studio
LK150 and need patterns check out Irene Wood's site at Clearwater Knits. Plus she has a
great tutorial on using your knit
contour (which you should be using by the way!).
Looking for similar 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. The Daisy Knits site disappeared but Phillipa found it on the way back
machine, so here's the link (thanks
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? Patrick Madden's wonderful
blog is at http://www.superbaknitting.com/. 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
was a great Yahoo Group on Yahoo but Yahoo Groups are gone. 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 garment patterns
or punchcard patterns, then there's a few you can check out: Garment Styler by Cochenille,
Design-a-Pattern, 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 Fiend. If
you have a Silver Reed/Studio/Knitmaster electronic machine there is SilverKnit. Here's a link to a leaflet that gives you more information. I love Icelandic sweaters, the kind with the circular
yoke usually made with Lopi yarn and if you do too, check out this free pattern generator at Knittingpatterns.is It's really
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. Also more here
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. Wendy Phillips (UK designer)
has lots of great books of punchcard designs. I can't find a web site for her but her booklets are available in
lots of places on the internet.
Web pages about machine knitting
and hand knitting that I find interesting.
- if you are in BC and looking for this oil for your machines (particularly the Passap machines) you can find this
in Vancouver at Reliable Gun, 3227 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 4B8, Phone:- 604-874-4710. They have it in
different sizes. https://www.reliablegun.com/en/
Gallery - just a few photos of things I have made....Page
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 (also
don't forget to check out Clearwater Knits)
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.
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