Category: Patterning

  • Kantan Bulky, 8 mm gauge knitting machine

    Kantan Bulky is the same machine branded as Silver or Silver Reed bulky (model numbers SK120), 8 mm gauge knitting machine. It is also known as Fancy Bulky.

  • 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…

  • Studio Bulky Eight

    Studio Bulky Eight

    The machine sold under the name “Studio Bulky Eight” is the same as Studio SK120 just rebranded differently.

  • Studio SK120 knitting machine

    Studio SK120 knitting machine is a flat-bed metal knitting machine with 120 needles 8.0 mm apart. This bulky-gauge knitting machine was released to the market in 1978. It is also known as Bulky Eight (or ‘Studio Bulky Eight”, Kantan Bulky, and Silver SK120. This machine is identical (except for the name) to the Silver Reed…

  • Silver Reed SK120 bulky knitting machine

    Silver Reed SK120 bulky knitting machine

    Silver Reed SK120 knitting machine is a flat-bed metal knitting machine with needles 8.0 mm apart. The bed contains 120 large needles. This bulky-gauge knitting machine was released to the market in 1978. It is also known as Bulky Eight, Studio SK120, Kantan Bulky, and Silver SK120. Another interesting name this machine is known for…

  • 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.…

  • Addi Express KingSize knitting machine

    Addi Express KingSize knitting machine

    Addi Express KingSize knitting machine is still being actively manufactured by a German company. It features 46 needles. This post focuses on the black-and-red model and not on white-and-red one. Addi Kingsize is the largest (most needle) circular plastic knitting machine. It is also the most reliable and robust currently on the market. The price…

  • 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,…

  • 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 KH380 knitting machine

    Brother KH380 knitting machine

    Brother KH380 is a plastic flatbed knitting machine. It is a mid-gauge or bulky (I could not find more accurate info on it). Some sources claim that this machine might be convertible (dual gauge) but judging by the pictures I found online, it might not be the case (there is not place in the Styrofoam…