Category: Standard, 4.5 mm

  • Suzuki garter bar

    Suzuki garter bar is the highest quality garter bar currently available on the market. It is still available on the used market and can also be purchased in my Etsy store. Or make in inquiry at my independent store – I might have it for less. A full set consists of one long bar with…

  • KnitKing ribber KR880

    KnitKing ribber KR880 is identical to the Brother KR830 ribbing attachment. Thus, refer to the blog on KR830. This blog will only show pictures of KnitKing KR880 ribber.

  • Brother KL117 knit leader

    Brother KL117 knit leader

    There is not much information on the Brother KL117 knit leader but it is very similar to the Brother KL116 charting device (so read my article on KL116). The minor difference I identified so far is the color scheme (I’ve seen two different color combos – white/grey and white/light-orange). Judging by the Japanese writing even…

  • Brother KL115 knit leader

    Brother KL115 knit leader

    There is not much information on the Brother KL115 knit leader but it is very similar to the Brother KL116 charting device (so read my article on KL116). The minor differences I identified so far is that KL115 has no biding wire in its standard set of assesories and the setting plates look a bit…

  • Brother KL116 knit leader

    Brother KL116 knit leader

    Brother KL116 knit leader is probably the most popular model of a charting device manufactured back in the times when Brother still made knitting machines. It fits a huge majority of Brother knitting machines, from pushbutton KH710 to punchcard KH890 to electronic KH970. It even fits bulky Brother knitting machines, like KH230, KH260 and KH270.…

  • Brother KL113 knit leader

    Brother KL113 knit leader

    If you do not own a knitting machine with a built-in knit leader, like Brother KH881, KH891, and KH893, and you knit (or would like to) a lot of sweaters and shaped panels, you probably need to consider a knit leader. Brother KL113 is one of the stand-alone models of charting devices, helping you to…

  • Brother KH801 knitting machine

    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.…

  • Brother KX395 knitting machine

    Brother KX395 knitting machine is a plastic flatbed knitting machine with a dual gauge. It comes with gate pegs with the needle channels positions 4.5 and 9 mm apart. Thus, this machine can be a standard gauge and a bulky gauge. The carriage has an intarsia setting. Do not confuse this model with the Brother…

  • Brother KH395 knitting machine

    Brother KH395 knitting machine

    Brother KH395 is a dual-gauge convertible knitting machine. The panels for conversion from bulky to standard gauge are stored inside the styrofoam padding inside the box. The needles though are the same for both bulky and standard knitting. Not having a convertible machine yet in my collection, I am not sure whether the yarn range…

  • Brother KH390 knitting machine

    Brother KH390 knitting machine

    Brother KH390 is a dual-gauge knitting machine. It features a plastic bed with a pretty pastel-green/white color combination. The bulky option of the machine features 110 needles. The switchable panels are nicely stored inside the styrofoam box. The machine should come with all standard assesories. But if not, they are easy to find (for example,…

  • Brother KH360 knitting machine

    Brother KH360 knitting machine

    Brother KH360 is a dual-gauge (4.5 and 9 mm) plastic flatbed knitting machine. Depending on the needle bed panels used, the machine can have 90 or 180 operational needles. Quite a range! When not in use, the panels are stored in the dedicated Styrofoam package. The tension mast attaches to the carriage itself (like Singer…

  • Brother KH965i knitting machine

    Brother KH965i knitting machine

    Brother knitting machine KH965i is a slightly updated version of the Brother KH965 machine. Read about their differences in my other post. Brother KH965i was released to the market in the early 1990s (in 1992 or a bit later). It is a standard-gauge knitting machine with 200 needles situated 4.5 mm apart. This machine is…