Category: Standard, 4.5 mm

  • Brother KH311 knitting machine

    According to some of the sources, Brother KH311 appeared on the market in 1959. It is a standard-gauge knitting machine with 200 needles and its design is very similar to all following (later models) knitting machines. Thus, it is very likely the first prototype of all modern knitting machines made by Brother. It features a…

  • Brother KH218 knitting machine

    Brother KH218 knitting machine

    Brother KH218 knitting machine was released to the market in the late 1950s. It has only manual capabilities. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first machine with long wires on the yarn guide unit to control yarn tension automatically. The sinker plate carriage, similar to the Brother KH212 knitting machine, is permanently…

  • Brother KH851 knitting machine

    Brother KH851 knitting machine

    Brother KH851 knitting machine was manufactured by Brother and was available for purchase on Japanese markets only. It has a green color scheme, which makes this machine stand out. Besides the color, Brother KH851 resembles the Brother knitting machines with model numbers KH830 and KH831.

  • Brother KH831 knitting machine

    Brother KH831 knitting machine

    Brother KH831 knitting machine was manufactured by Brother and was available for purchase on Japanese markets only. It is identical to the Brother KH830 model.

  • Brother KR890 ribbing attachment

    Brother KR890 ribbing attachment

    The Brother KR890 ribber is identical to the Brother KR850 ribber. It was probably released for the Japanese market only.

  • Brother KH705 knitting machine.

    Brother KH705 knitting machine.

    Brother KH705 knitting machine is a standard-gauge knitting machine with patterning capabilities performed by 8-pushbutton mechanisms and a control center. It is identical to the Brother KH710 knitting machine.

  • Brother KR710 ribbing attachment

    Brother KR710 ribbing attachment

    At the moment, I do not have enough information on the Brother KR710 ribber. Brother KR710 ribber works with Brother KH710 knitting machine. From what I researched so far, it looks and operates similarly to the Brother KR830 ribbing attachment.

  • Suzuki garter bar

    Suzuki garter bar is the highest quality garter bar currently available on the market. It is still available on the used market and can also be purchased in my Etsy store. Or make in inquiry at my independent store – I might have it for less. A full set consists of one long bar with…

  • KnitKing ribber KR880

    KnitKing ribber KR880 is identical to the Brother KR830 ribbing attachment. Thus, refer to the blog on KR830. This blog will only show pictures of KnitKing KR880 ribber.

  • Brother KL117 knit leader

    Brother KL117 knit leader

    There is not much information on the Brother KL117 knit leader but it is very similar to the Brother KL116 charting device (so read my article on KL116). The minor difference I identified so far is the color scheme (I’ve seen two different color combos – white/grey and white/light-orange). Judging by the Japanese writing even…

  • Brother KL115 knit leader

    Brother KL115 knit leader

    There is not much information on the Brother KL115 knit leader but it is very similar to the Brother KL116 charting device (so read my article on KL116). The minor differences I identified so far is that KL115 has no biding wire in its standard set of assesories and the setting plates look a bit…

  • Brother KL116 knit leader

    Brother KL116 knit leader

    Brother KL116 knit leader is probably the most popular model of a charting device manufactured back in the times when Brother still made knitting machines. It fits a huge majority of Brother knitting machines, from pushbutton KH710 to punchcard KH890 to electronic KH970. It even fits bulky Brother knitting machines, like KH230, KH260 and KH270.…