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« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2007 11:23:35 PM »

I never had a ribber back in the day, I think it would confuse me now *lol*
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« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2007 09:15:08 PM »

I just got a knitting machine too, Yesterday! It is a Passap 6000. I love this machine, but dont know a thing about it. I have a bond... but it didnt turn me off to machine knitting like it should have.

I dont know how to hand knit, I was able to get "that #%@&$# Bond" to work... for a few sweaters

But this Passap I think I bite off more than I can chew. OMG it is awesome, but I havent a clue where to start.

Any help or direction would be great.

Thanks
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« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2008 01:46:50 PM »

I'm glad I found this thread!  I just bought a knitting machine in November as well!  I have a Silver Reed LK-150.  I hear you about not having a clue where to start!  Just knitting a square is easy enough, but I'm finding the finishing and other stuff has a bit of a learning curve.

Anyone else find that their machine drops stitches a lot?  Mine usually drops the end 2 or 3, seemingly randomly during my knitting.  Since I'm new at the machine thing, I'm sure it just has to do with tension, but any suggestions would be appreciated!
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« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2008 01:54:45 PM »

Are you hanging weights on those first/last stitches? I find if I don't put my weights close enough to the edges I drop some stitches.
 
I made a nice tuck stitch scarf for one of the wish swaps recently, and yesterday I got a new set of stitch scales for my knitradar so I can have a bash at a sweater for myself once I've finished up a few bits and pieces of other crafting  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2008 01:24:46 PM »

Finally I found you all  Grin

I've got a Knitmaster 360 - it's in a built-in cabinet and has the ribber attachment also. The cabinet contains just about every gizmo there ever was.
And nope, I have NO idea what to do with it all  Roll Eyes Cheesy

I've been shown the basics, but I got so overwhelmed with it all that I shut the unit and am currently using it as a worktable  Roll Eyes

But I REALLY want to get going with it again!!! I shall have to tootle through all the links in the previous posts.

I was given my machine by a lovely Freecycle member (I run a large group and had put a request out, not thinking for one minute that it might actually be answered!). She was going into a nursing home and was sadly packing away all her equipment (my machine was one of three that were set up in her house!).
I've got boxes and boxes of patterns, but I'm not sure I'll ever be capable of following any of them  Shocked
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2008 02:08:22 PM »

oh WOW Fenn, you hit the motherlode there  Grin Gotta love Freecycle!

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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2008 01:52:38 AM »

Lucky you.
I'm collecting one from Freecycle today. It's a Brother, but I'll need to get it before I can say anymore. I've been reading up on it and I think I will need LOTS of help.
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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2008 02:18:40 AM »

Lucky people! I've never seen one on Freecycle.

Let us know what you get.
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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2008 07:07:12 AM »

Oh I know, I've been SO lucky! I've also been given a Hague Linker, by a friend's mum who inherited it but already had one  Smiley

Of course, I need to learn to knit the actual pieces first, in order to have anything to link together...  Roll Eyes Grin
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« Reply #19 on: January 07, 2008 04:29:31 PM »

Mine is an old Brother KH710.
Spent a couple of hours reading and playing with it this evening. It's not complete, but has all the important bits.
tried casting on several times, but each time ended up with dropped stitches. so I think a little more reading is needed.
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