Category: Brother

  • Brother KH120 knitting mahcine

    Brother KH120 knitting mahcine

    Brother KH120 knitting machine is a fine-gauge machine (the distance between needles is 3.6 mm) capable of somewhat automatic needle selection activated by a ratchet tool and eight push buttons. It was very likely released to the market in the very early or mid-1970s because this is when similar standard-gauge 8-pushbutton knitting machines with the…

  • 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 KRC-800 color changer

    Brother KRC-800 color changer is identical to the Brother KRC-830 color changer. Thus, read a blog article I wrote on KRC-830. Brother KRC-800 color changer is designed to work with the double-bed (standard-gauge knitting machine + ribber). The range of knitting machines compatible with this ribber is from KH830 and above. The ribber that will…

  • Brother KHC-820A color changer

    Brother KHC-820A color changer

    Brother KHC-820A color changer is an add-on to almost all punchcard and electronic standad-gauge knitting machines manufactured by Brother. The manual states that it can even be used with Brother KH820 and Brother KH810 punchcard-based knitting machines. It is similar to the Brother KHC-820 color changer, thus, read my article on Brother KHC820 as well.…

  • Brother KHC-820 color changer

    Brother KHC-820 color changer

    Brother KHC820 color changer is designed to work with single-bed Brother knitting machines. It is compatible with the majority of standad-gauge punchcard and electronic Brother knitting machines. The manual states that it can even be used with Brother KH820 and Brother KH810 punchcard-based knitting machines. The standard setup includes a sinker plate, the changer with…

  • KnitKing KCC color changer

    KnitKing KCC color changer

    KnitKing KCC color changer is the same color changer as Brother KHC820 just branded under a different name. The color combination is a bit different 0 black buttons instead of orange ones. Thus, see the main article on the Brother KHC-820 color changer.

  • Brother KHC800 color changer

    Brother KHC800 color changer

    It is very likely that Brother KHC-800 color changer was made for the Japanese market only as I could only find a manual written in Japanese and not in any other languages. The standard setup includes a sinker plate, the changer with four yarn change buttons, the knob for tightening the changer onto the arm,…

  • Brother KRC900 Color changer

    Brother KRC900 Color changer

    Brother KRC color changer is compatible with bulky (like Brother KH260 and Brother KH270) and standard Brother knitting machines (starting from about KH830 and up), which makes it a very desirable accessory. The only other color changer that fits that many machines is Brother KRC-1100M and Brother KRC-1000E (if used manually, not electronically). It assists…

  • 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 KL112 knit leader

    Brother KL112 knit leader

    Brother KL112 is a charting device to assist machine-knitters with creating shaped panels (like neck, shoulder and sleeve lines). It is very similar to its slightly earlier counterpart, KL111 knit leader. It comes with all the same assesories, like stitch measure scales inside a cylindrical container, stand-brackets, mylar sheet, etc. Thus, refer to the article…