I've also got a bulky machine as well as a ribber attachment. I haven't done too much on it yet, but I recommend seeing if you can get the Bible for Machine Knitting books. This is an out of print set of two books. One is the Guide to Knitting Techniques, which has lots of info on different stitches, increasing, decreasing, etc. The other book in the set is How to Make Garments. It has some basic sweaters and teaches you some pattern variations as well. Like I said, these books are out of print, but you can check for them on Ebay or get them through Abe's Used Books ( www.abebooks.com ). Hope this helped.