Category: Basic/Manual

  • 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.

  • 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…

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • Brother KH370 knitting machine

    There is not much information on the Internet about this model. This is what I found out so far: Brother KH370 was probably manufactured for the Japanese market specifically. It has a fade pinkish shade and is very pretty. I could not find a manual for this machine online but it looks like the tension…

  • 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 KX355 knitting machine

    Brother KX355 knitting machine

    Home Knitter KX355 knitting machine manufactured by Brother is a fun tool for hobbyists. It features 128-slot needle bed (with the slots 7 mm apart) and is capable of knitting medium and worsted yarns. It looks like the tension mast is inserted into the carriage (similar to Singer KH100, covered in my other post). It…