Color Changers

There are four- and six-color changes available as additional attachments for most flat-bed knitting machines.

Double-bed knitting machines often come with their own built-in color changers (2-color changer for Passap 80 and 4-color changer for Passape E6000), which can be upgraded to 4- and 6-color changers (for Passap 80 and Passap E6000, respectively).

The list of color changers below is split by manufacturer and then by main features.

Brother

The model name of Brother color changers hints on what the color changer can/should be used with. If you see an “R” in the model number, that means the color changer can be used on a knitting machine setup attached to a ribber. If there is no “R” in the model number and only “H “, the color changer can be used when only the main bed is forming the stitches.

Brother KHC800, 4-colors, for single beds

Brother KHC820, 4-colors, for single beds

Brother KHC820A, 4-colors, for single beds

Brother KRC800, 4-colors, for double beds

Brother KRC830, 4-colors, for double beds

Brother KRC840, 4-colors, for double beds

Brother KRC900, 4-colors, for double beds

Brother KRC-1000E, 6-colors, electronic, for double beds

Brother KRC-1100M, 6-colors, for double beds

KnitKing

KnitKing KCC, for single beds

KnitKing RCC, for double beds

Passap

DM80 Color Changer

E6000 Auto color changer

Singer/Studio/SiLver Reed

My analysis and deduction method revealed that the acronyms YC and AC stand for “yarn changer” and “automatic yarn changer”, respectively. So, basically, AC and YC indicate almost the same (the numbers are sometimes), and the AC and YC terms are often used interchangeably depending on the branding.

AC1

AC2

YC1

YC2

YC3

YC5

YC6

Superba

Superba Colour Changer

Toyota

KR86A

Superchanger