Machine Knitting Page
No frills eh? ;) ... just help
sheets, free patterns and links
Nanoose Bay, British Columbia
wondering what needles fit your machine?
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
Knits" site. This will take you to the index page -
scroll down for the link to the charts and other goodies. Free patterns there too!!
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: Sweater Wizard, 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 Fiend.
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 photos of a few things ...........
hopefully sometime or other I will post some more!!.
Free Patterns for the Standard Machine - 4.5 mm
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
Updated February 17, 2015
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