Standard Gauge

Standard gauge implies the distance between needles in the 4.5-5.0 mm range. Since the majority of the knitting machines were first manufactured in Europe and Japan, the gauge is measured in the metric system, millimeters. The mm-based gauge gauge system is used for hobbyists’ machines. Industrial machines use a different gauge system.

Also, check out the dual-gauge convertible knitting machines page since those also have a standard-gauge option.

If you are new to machine knitting on flatbed machines, and you just got a machine, consider the beginner-friendly projects I recommended to all my students and customers.

BROTHER KNITTING MACHINES

Brother KH35, 4.5 mm, basic/manual

Brother KH212, 4.5 mm, basic/manual

Brother KH218, 4.5 mm, basic/manual

Brother KH311, 4.5 mm, basic/manual

Brother KH341, 4.5 mm, foldable, plastic bed

Brother KH380, 4.5 mm, plastic bed

Brother Profile 500, 4.5 mm, basic/manual

Brother KH511, 4.5 mm, 4-push-button

Brother KH521, 4.5 mm, 4-push button

Brother KH531, 4.5 mm, 4-push button

Brother Profile 551, 4.5 mm, 4-push button

Brother Profile 552, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH560, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH561, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH571, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH581, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother Profile/KH583, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother Profile/KH585, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH587, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother Profile/KH588, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH601, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH705, 4.5 mm, 8-push button

Brother KH710, 4.5 mm, 8-pushbutton

Brother KH811, 4.5 mm, punchcards and pushbuttons

Brother KH800, 4.5 mm, 12-hole punchcards

Brother KH801, 4.5 mm, 12-hole punchcards

Brother KH810, 4.5 mm, punchcards

Brother KH820, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH821, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH830, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH831, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH836, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH838, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH840, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH851, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH860, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH864, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH868, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH871 (Palie), 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards, with built-in knit leader

Brother KH880, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH881, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards, with built-in knit leader

Brother KH890, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH891, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards, with built-in knit leader

Brother KH892, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH893 (Palie), 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH894, 4.5 mm, 24-hole punchcards

Brother KH900, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH910, 4.5 mm, electronic, mylar sheets

Brother KH920, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH930, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH940, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH950, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH950e, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH950i, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH965, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH965i, 4.5 mm, electronic

Brother KH970, 4.5 mm, electronic

Empisal Knitting Machines

Empisal KH6850L, 9-pushbuttons

Jones knitting machines

Jones Simplicity

JUKI knitting machines

JUKI K-821, manual/basic

JUKI K-871, One-touch Auto, 8-pushbutton

JUKI K-881, One-touch Auto S, 8-pushbutton

JUKI K-882, One-touch Auto S, 8-pushbutton

JUKI K-883, One-touch Auto S, 8-pushbutton

JUKI KE-1200, Hi-Memory, 12-puhsbutton

JUKI KE-1500, Hi-Memory, 12-puhsbutton

JUKI, KE-2400, Hi-Memory, 24-hole punchcards

JUKI KE-2500, Hi-Memory, 24-hole punchcards

KnitKing knitting machines

KnitKing KH830, 24-hole punchcards

KnitKing KH881, 24-hole punchcards

KnitKing 93

KnitKing 98

KnitKing CompuKnit ST, electronic

KnitKing CompuKnit II, electronic

KnitKing CompuKnit III, electronic

KnitKing CompuKnit IV, electronic

KnitKing CompuKnit V, electronic

KnitKing CompuKnit Vcx, electronic

SINGER KNITTING MACHINES

Singer MemoMatic 210, 4.5 mm, punchcards

Singer MemoMatic 321, 4.5 mm, punchcards

Singer MemoMatic 328, 4.5 mm, punchcards

Singer MemoMatic 360K, 4.5 mm, punchcards

Singer MemoMatic 700K, 4.5 mm, punchcards

STUDIO KNITTING MACHINES

Studio 321, 4.5 mm, punchcards

Studio mod.326, 4.5mm, punchcards

Studio mod.360K, 4.5 mm, punchcards