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Knitting Machine Help


The following pages are intended to help you troubleshoot and/or help you repair your own knitting machine. Please print out what you need if you wish to use them - they are provided at no charge to you, courtesy of The Knitting Closet. We have tried to provide true and factual information from our own experience as well as others who have provided it to us.
 
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Brother Electronic Machine Problems
Brother Electronic Machine Problems

Electronic Machines  Memory full message - your  memory capacity is full with self input patterns (900 series on Brother Knit-King machines). You must delete some or all of your patterns in order to load the pattern you want to use. For 930, 940, 950, 965 machines do the following: Make sure green light is on Press Input Enter the pattern number you wish to delete (900 series) Press C. Press Input again to return to regular mode you must do this individually for each pattern you wish to delete.  Once you have cleared enough space, you may load your pattern For.....

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Brother/KnitKing Garter Carriage Help
Brother/KnitKing Garter Carriage Help

Brother/KnitKing Garter Carriage Help   Hints for using your G-carriage   Try to practice good housekeeping on your G-carriage. Clean and oil it after each garment you knit. New owners often find hanging the cast on comb difficult to do after the G-carriage has done its E-wrap cast on. It's much easier to use waste yarn to cast on and hang the cast-on comb on to it. Knit a few rows followed by 1 row knitted in ravel cord. Then attach the G-carriage and work the E-wrap cast on. The cast-on comb does not need to be hung on to.....

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How to Remove Knitting Machine Needles
How to Remove Knitting Machine Needles

How to Remove Knitting Machine Needles from your Machine. This applies to metal bed machines - not plastic bed machines.Put machine on flat surface with lots of room at the ends for removal of the needle retainer bar (sponge bar) Depending on which needle (or needles), you want to remove, pull out the sponge bar far enough to remove the needles. Remove old sponge bar taking note of sponge bar position (metal side up) and (length and width of sponge bar. (if you are not sure where the sponge bar is, look in the back of your manual and it.....

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Knitting Machine Common Terms & Information
Knitting Machine Common Terms & Information

Knitting Machine Common Terms & Information.     The information on this page is to help you learn the ways knitting machines are used, help you to understand the differences among brands, and to give you an idea how machine knitting differs from hand knitting. Hand Knitting vs Machine Knitting When hand knitting with 2 needles, each stitch is formed and the finished stitch is passed onto the needle on the right so that the next stitch is ready to be knitted. With a knitting machine, there is a bed of needles and each one can carry one stitch. So, if.....

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Knitting Machine Sponge Bar Installation - Except Plastic Bed Machines
Knitting Machine Sponge Bar Installation - Except Plastic Bed Machines

Installation of Knitting Machine Needle Retainer Bar aka Sponge Bar or Needle Presser Bar Please read these directions first before attempting to remove or install a new sponge bar (needle retainer bar) Most models Put machine on flat surface with lots of room at the ends for removal of bar Remove old sponge bar taking note of sponge bar position (metal side up) and (length and width of sponge bar. Clean the sponge bar slot with a long "rat tail" (catail) brush.  While inserting the brush (from the right hand side of the machine when viewed from machine front) rotate the.....

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Plastic Bed Knitting Machine Sponge Bar Installation Procedures
Plastic Bed Knitting Machine Sponge Bar Installation Procedures

SPONGE BAR INSTALLATION PLASTIC BED MODELS   Items needed: Phillips head screwdriver Flat blade screwdriver Cleaning brush (old toothbrush works great) Denatured Alcohol for cleaning     Put machine on flat surface Turn machine upside down Remove screws and clamps holding in needles and sponge bar Remove needles from machine - needles will want to fall out so be sure not to loose any. (you may need to turn machine upright again and use needle nose pliers to remove the needles first - depends on machine model) Remove old sponge bar as best you can - old sponge may be sticky and melted. Clean sponge.....

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Rebuilding Your Own Sponge Bar
Rebuilding Your Own Sponge Bar

Rebuilding your own Sponge Bar - Helpful Hints   On occasion it is necessary to rebuild your own sponge bar because you have an older model machine whereby parts are no longer available, or shipping a long sponge bar is inconvenient or extremely expensive. However, if you can purchase a metal backed sponge bar that will fit your machine, it might be wise to do so as rebuilding your own sponge bar can be somewhat difficult and there is a real danger of cutting yourself- especially your fingers - when cutting and fitting a sponge bar to fit your machine.  Normally.....

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Troubleshooting Knitting Machine Problems
Troubleshooting Knitting Machine Problems

Troubleshooting Your Knitting Machine  Dropped Stitches First check your needle retainer bar (sponge bar to most of us) to make sure it is not compressed or damaged.  Replace if foam is not at least 3/8 inch above metal backing. Every row - same spot.  Bent needle at knee, Bent, sticky or broken latches, card punched wrong bent gate pegs. Random Locations. Feeder plate adjustment, Antenna (tension spring) setting incorrect Needle latches missing, bent or broken Yarn Threaded wrong Now and Then Yarn threaded wrong Yarn hang up from cone tension pulling too tight 2nd antenna wire (tension spring) not hooked up worn.....

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