Category: Basic/Manual

  • 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,…

  • 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.…

  • Brother KR810 ribber

    Brother KR810 ribber

    Ribbing attachment Brother KR810 was released to the market in the very early 1970s to supplement standard-gauge Brother Knitting machines. Brother KR810 ribber features 200 needles, spaced 4.5 mm apart. Brother KR810 can fit the largest variety of knitting machines: from 8-pushbutton KH552 and KH710 to early punchcard model KH800 as well as later punchcard…

  • Brother KH35 knitting machine

    Brother KH35 knitting machine is a simple knitting machine released by the Brother Co. to the market in 1955. It features 184 needles, spaced 4.5 mm apart. Despite being such a vintage item, the carriage still features a tension dial, row counter tripper, brushes to open the latches and a detachable handle. Sinker plate seems…

  • Brother KH212 vintage knitting machine

    Brother KH212 vintage knitting machine

    Brother KH212 knitting machine is a standard-gauge (4.5 mm) knitting machine with 200 needles. It was released to the market in 1957 and it is a true vintage beauty. I did not have a chance to work on it yet. However, you can still enjoy the pictures below generously provided to me by a knitting…