Ribbers need to match the gauge of the machine. Thus, there are ribbers for standard, bulky, mid- and fine-gauge machines. Almost all knitting machine makers created ribbing attachments for their corresponding flat-bed knitting machines. The list of ribbers below is split by manufacturer and gauge.


Ribbers manufactured by Brother always come with the number ending with zero and with the “KR” letters before the model number.

Brother KR230, bulky

Brother KR260, bulky

Brother KR551, standard

Brother KR580, standard

Brother KR586, standard

Brother KR587, standard

Brother KR810, standard

Brother KR830, standard

Brother KR840, standard

Brother KR850, standard

Brother KR890, standard

Brother KR900, standard

Brother KR110, fine

Singer/Silver Reed/Studio ribbers

Singer/Silver Reed/Studio ribbers are all interchangeable. Below are the models I either had or saw pictures online. …just to show that the models do exist and that I didn’t just retype the list below from other Internet sources.

The general rule is the letters “SR” mark the bulky ribbers. “SRP” are for standard-gauge ribbers. Ribbers with the letter “F” are for fine-gauge machines. Ribbers with the letter “J” in the name, SRJ and FRJ, have some extra features (mostly for convenience) to knit double-bed jacquard even though simpler SRP and SR ribbers still knit double-bed jacquard patterns.


Singer SR150, bulky


Studio SRN321, standard

Silver Reed/SILVER

FRJ80, fine

SR101, standard

SR301, standard

SR321, standard

SRJ70, standard; might be equipped with RJ1 birdseye carriage

SRP50, standard

SRP60, standard

SRP60N, standard

SRP322, standard

Pile rib knitter, standard


SR150, bulky

SR151, bulky

SR155, bulky


Toyota 650, bulky


Empisal KR90