Category: Built-in knit leader

  • KnitKing KH881 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH881 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH881 knitting machine is a standard gauge machine with 200 needles, 4.5 mm apart. It was manufactured by the Brother company for the North American market. I owned one and I can assure you that it is identical to the Brother KH881 knitting machine (which I also owned). Thus, read a detailed article on…

  • Brother KH881 knitting machine

    Brother KH881 knitting machine

    … in progress…. The full article with all pros and cons is coming soon… Brother KH881 knitting machine is a standard gauge machine with 200 needles, 4.5 mm apart. It appeared on both Western and Japanese markets in the late 1970s. The model for the Japanese markings (with the writing in Japanese) is often accompanied…

  • Brother KH893 knitting machine

    Brother KH893 knitting machine

    Brother KH893 is one of the knitting machines containing a built-in knit leader. It also has punch card reading capabilities for automatic needle selection and patterning. It is standard-gauge knitting machine. I have only used this machine in Japanese used markets. Other knitting machines with punchcard readers and built-in knit leaders are Brother KH871, KH881,…

  • Passap E6000 knitting machine

    The Passap E6000 knitting machine was the second to last knitting machine manufactured by the Swiss company Passap. It was released to the market in 1988. I am a proud owner of one. I consider myself an intermediate-level knitter but I gotta tell you: the learning curve on Passap E6000 is so steep, that I…

  • Brother KH355 knitting machine

    Brother KH355 knitting machine

    The Brother KH355 knitting machine was manufactured and released in the early 1980s. It is more represented in the Japanese used market. It features a plastic flat needle bed with 128 needles, separated by 7 mm space. It is considered a mid-gauge knitting machine but probably (similarly to KX350), it will also take thicker yarns.…

  • Singer MemoMatic 328 knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 328 knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 328 knitting machine was released to the market in 1978. It is a standard-gauge (4.5 mm) knitting machine with 200 needles. I have not had a chance to work with this machine yet so the pictures below were provided by someone else and published here with permission. It closely resembles Singer/Studio 326 knitting…

  • Brother KH871 knitting machine

    Brother KH871 knitting machine

    I did not have experience with this machine and the pictures below were provided by someone else. It is a standard (4.5 mm) gauge machine  with 200 needles and patterning capabilities through punchcards. It is also branded as Palie (similar to some other models). It is a standard machine with built-in knit leader. It seems…

  • Studio mod. 326 knitting machine

    Studio mod. 326 knitting machine

    Studio mod.326 knitting machine appeared on the market in 1976. It is sometimes comes under different names, like Singer and/or Silver Reed. It features flat metal bed with 200 needles, located 4.5 mm apart, which makes this machine standard-gauge. It also has a punch-card reading mechanism for advanced and “automatic” patterning using tuck, slip and…

  • Singer MemoMatic 700 knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 700 knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 700 knitting machine appeared on the market in 1985. It is one of the last punch-card models manufactured by Singer. (Other known names might be Silver Reed and Studio). Maybe this is why most machines I encountered and knitted on come in such a great shape. Singer MemoMatic 700 is a standard-gauge knitting…

  • Studio mod.360K knitting machine

    Studio mod.360K knitting machine

    Studio mod.360K knitting machine is a flat metal bed machine with 200 needles, positioned 4.5 mm apart. It is a standard gauge knitting machine manufactured by Japanese a company. These machines were also branded under Singer and Silver Reed name. Studio mod.360 is the same machine as Singer MemoMatic 360K. It was released to the…

  • Stitch scales for knit leader for Brother KH871, KH881, KH891 and KH893 knitting machines

    Some of my customers reached out to me and asked for knit leader scales for the Brother KH881 and KH891 knitting machines. Those are so hard to find! I did not have any spare ones so I took pictures and emailed to them. More people started asking for those and I decided to put them…

  • Singer Memo-Matic 360K Knitting machine

    Singer Memo-Matic 360K Knitting machine

    Singer MemoMatic 360K knitting machine is a flat metal bed machine with 200 needles, positioned 4.5 mm apart. It is a standard gauge knitting machine manufactured by Japanese company Singer. It is the same machine often branded as Studio Mod 360K. Sometimes similar machines are branded as Silver Reed. It was released to the market…