Friday, 31 July 2020

Show & Tell

As we cannot meet during the CoVid19 crisis, we're sharing the fruits of our machine knitting efforts online.

While the pandemic is forcing us all to stay at home, it's the perfect opportunity to progress your knitting.

Good, bad or ugly, send your pics to mappknitnatter@gmail.com (or to Alison) and we will post them here so we can continue to enjoy our craft together.

Monday, 20 July 2020

From Sue Maddex...

Hi everyone, 

I’ve still not knitted an actual garment on a knitting machine, but I have bought another machine.

I bought a complete heap of a Brother 710. After much scrubbing I managed to knit a few rows, but it was still misbehaving. I took it to bits a bit further, and have now got the push buttons working properly - it was selecting the needles almost randomly. There was a screw out of place in the module of the pattern selecting which was a pig to remove and almost as bad to replace.

The machine was sold as almost a pile of parts ,but I have sourced most things I needed for it, but I still need a couple of bits. I need a top cover/lid for it as the one it came with was for a KH864. If anyone needs a lid for a KH864 they are welcome to it.

I would also like to source a ribber for the 710 as I have the connector carriage thingy, some ribber weights and the screws to attach the ribber. If anyone has any 710 bits they would like to sell I would be interested. Here are a couple of photos of the state it was in and the fluff that came out of it ! 




Friday, 3 July 2020

Show & Tell from Jean

Jean has sent in two photos:

A 2nd jumper I have knitted. Colin's next size up, and has a double neck hem.

Hand knitted Baby Blanket using Aldi  yarn it took 4 balls.

Hope to see you all soon!