Garter Bars

Garter bars are used to transfer needles from one part of the main bed to another or to reverse the fabric.

Suzuki bar is right now the highest quality garter bar and is mostly available for standard machines. It typically comes in a red box (an immediate giveaway from know-offs).

GB9 bar was made for bulky machines with 9 mm gauge. Bulky Silver reed SK120 models (with 8 mm gauge) have their own garter bar also called SK120 garter bar set. There are also garter bars for mid-gauge (6.5 mm) knitting machines.

I’ve seen instructions for garter bars branded specifically for Empisal, Silver Reed, and Knittax (also called a reversal-bar) machines.

Don’t forget to check out the fun and beginner-friendly projects that can be done easily on any machine.