Category: Plastic bed

  • 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…

  • 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.…

  • 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.

  • Brother KA-395 carriage

    Brother KA395 carriage is a so-called reversible carriage. It is an add-on attachment for plastic flat-bed Japanese machines Brother KH360, Brother KH370 and Brother KH380. I am currently researching the details on this carriage and there are not many. Stay tuned!

  • Singer HK100 knitting machine

    Singer HK100 knitting machine

    Singer HK100 knitting machine is a plastic flat bed knitting machine. The needles are large and are 8 mm apart. It was released to the marker in 1983. The simplicity of this machine (only basic/manual patterning capabilities) and its plastic bed makes me think that the target audience was the hobbyists, looking to destash their…

  • Brother KX350 knitting machine

    Brother KX350 Home Knitter (also known as KnitKing Simple Seven) is a plastic-bed knitting machine with only basic/manual capabilities of manipulating stitches. It has 132 needles, positioned 7 mm apart. It is considered a mid-gauge knitting machine. It was manufactured and released to the market sometime in the early 1980-ies as a hobbyist and inexpensive…