Brother KH801 knitting machine

Brother KH801 is a knitting machine very similar (if not identical with the exception of all writing being in Japanese) to the Brother KH800 available in the US used and vintage markets.

All Japanese writing on the carriage, box and case of Brother KH801 makes me think that it was released to only Japanese markets.

This knitting machine has patterning capabilities and automatic needle selection based on the 12-stitch lay-flat punchcard and a ratchet tool, activating the needle pushing to the patterning position. Read more about this mechanism in my article dedicated to the Brother KH800 knitting machine or watch a video.

By the way, it is super easy to make your own punchcards for this machine out of regular printing paper. See my video and read a separate blog article on how to do it. 

I did not have a chance to knit on this machine. While I am looking for this model to get my hands on it, you can enjoy the pictures below.

Check out my other articles on this model:

  • how to make punchcards for Brother KH800/801: blog and video
  • patterning mechanism: blog and video

Don’t forget to check out the fun and beginner-friendly projects that can be done easily on any machine.