Category: Basic/Manual

  • KnitKing KH230 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH230 knitting machine

    KnitKing KH230 knitting machine is a clone of Brother KH230 knitting machine but with just a different color combination. Refer to the original post on Brother KH230 and in the meantime enjoy the picture of KnitKing KH230 below.

  • Brother KH230 knitting machine

    … coming soon.

  • 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…

  • Kantan Bulky, 8 mm gauge knitting machine

    Kantan Bulky is the same machine branded as Silver or Silver Reed bulky (model numbers SK120), 8 mm gauge knitting machine. It is also known as Fancy Bulky.

  • Studio Bulky Eight

    Studio Bulky Eight

    The machine sold under the name “Studio Bulky Eight” is the same as Studio SK120 just rebranded differently.

  • Studio SK120 knitting machine

    Studio SK120 knitting machine is a flat-bed metal knitting machine with 120 needles 8.0 mm apart. This bulky-gauge knitting machine was released to the market in 1978. It is also known as Bulky Eight (or ‘Studio Bulky Eight”, Kantan Bulky, and Silver SK120. This machine is identical (except for the name) to the Silver Reed…

  • Silver Reed SK120 bulky knitting machine

    Silver Reed SK120 bulky knitting machine

    Silver Reed SK120 knitting machine is a flat-bed metal knitting machine with needles 8.0 mm apart. The bed contains 120 large needles. This bulky-gauge knitting machine was released to the market in 1978. It is also known as Bulky Eight, Studio SK120, Kantan Bulky, and Silver SK120. Another interesting name this machine is known for…

  • Addi Express KingSize knitting machine

    Addi Express KingSize knitting machine

    Addi Express KingSize knitting machine is still being actively manufactured by a German company. It features 46 needles. This post focuses on the black-and-red model and not on white-and-red one. Addi Kingsize is the largest (most needle) circular plastic knitting machine. It is also the most reliable and robust currently on the market. The price…

  • 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,…