Category: Basic/Manual

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • Brother KR810 ribber

    Brother KR810 ribber

    Ribbing attachment Brother KR810 was released to the market in the very early 1970s to supplement standard-gauge Brother Knitting machines. Brother KR810 ribber features 200 needles, spaced 4.5 mm apart. Brother KR810 can fit the largest variety of knitting machines: from 8-pushbutton KH552 and KH710 to early punchcard model KH800 as well as later punchcard…

  • Brother KH35 knitting machine

    Brother KH35 knitting machine

    The Brother KH35 knitting machine is a simple knitting machine released by Brother Co. to the market in 1955. It features 184 needles, spaced 4.5 mm apart. It has two metal flaps on each side of the machine, which very likely act like bed extensions (similar to the extension rails on later models) of Brother…

  • Brother KH212 vintage knitting machine

    Brother KH212 vintage knitting machine

    Brother KH212 knitting machine is a standard-gauge (4.5 mm) knitting machine with 190 needles. It was released to the market in 1957 and it is a true vintage beauty. I did not have a chance to work on it yet. However, you can still enjoy the pictures below generously provided to me by a knitting…

  • Simple Seven Knitting machine by KnitKing

    Simple Seven knitting machine released to the market under the KnitKing brand name is identical to the Brother KX350 knitting machine. Read more about all the pros and cons and details in the article on Brother KX350 while enjoying the pictures of Simple Seven below.

  • Mattel Knitting machine, 16 needles

    Mattel Knitting machine, 16 needles

    Mattel’s circular plastic knitting machine was released to the market in 1975 by the toy company Mattel. It has 16 needles and can only knit simple stockinet stitches. Some patterning is possible with manual stitch manipulation. It is a simple small knitting machine capable of forming stitches when the handle is cranked in circular motion.…

  • Brother KH220 knitting machine

    Brother KH220 knitting machine

    Brother KH220 knitting machine is a bulky (9 mm gauge) machine with only manual capabilities. It features 110 needles. I did not knit on this machine but it looks very similar, if not identical, to Brother KH210 that I had a chance to work on: the color combination, the carriage shape, the needle markings, etc.…

  • Brother KR551 ribbing attachment

    Brother KR551 ribbing attachment

    Ribbing attachment Brother KR551 was released to the market in the mid-1960s. It has 200 needles positioned 4.5 mm apart. This ribber fits Brother KH500, KH550  and KH551 knitting machines. It is one of the first ribbing attachments released to the market yet it is still capable of doing a lot of different patterns. I…