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an avid machine knitter and designer. Currently, I have 4
Brother KH 890 with the Brother KR 850 ribber. This is my
work horse machine, which uses 24 stitch punch cards. I
probably have a couple hundred punch cards by now. It has
lace capability and a seperate plating feeder which goes
into the carriage.
Brother KX 390 Convertible (4.5mm & 9mm) which is a
plastic bed machine. I also have the Convertible KH 400
carriage (no machine, just the carriage) which gives me
Intarsia, Part and Plain. The 400 carriage also has a second
yarn 'slot' for plating. Great feature!! With manual weaving,
I can create a triple thickness of very sturdy fabric.
KnitKing Compuknit III, electronic knitting machine. The
Brother KR 850 will fit this machine as well. Need to think
about getting a second ribber sometime in the future. I
also have the KnitKing KG93 Garter Carriage. I do have DAK
(Design-A-Knit) and have really enjoyed using the interactive
knitting feature. I also have several other knitting programs
such as DAP (Design-A-Pattern, by Ileen
Levy , fabulous lady. If you ever get to see one of
her demos or attend her workshops, you are really in for
Singer HK 100 9.mm (some seem to think it's 8mm, I dunno).
It is a plastic bed machine and the yarn is fed up from
the floor in front. I do have the ball holder from an old
KnitKing AM3 and thinking I should be able to attach that
to the carriage where the little spring mast usually goes.
Working on that. I've made probably a dozen or more afghans
(usually manual tuck or knitweave) on that great old machine
and used it for just creating fabric as well.
also have a couple of really old machines that I'm going to
be parting out. The Passap 201 and the Brother Profile 551.
I'd picked them up over the years to have spare parts for
machines I was refurbishing and donating.
machine knitting, I love to crochet, do some tatting and working
with the round plastic looms. Mine's the 5 loom set. Hand
knitting is quite hard on my hands anymore, so I only do it
in short spurts or to add trims to a machine knit piece. My
next adventure will be working with a Teneriffe Lace Loom
which I inherited. It's metal and it fold up!! I want to see
if I can use yarns such as the Nomis 3/15 or 3/12 or even
some 2/24 to make lace inserts for my knitting.
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