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This wiki is currently being moved from another site. Hopefully we can expand on it and make it a really useful resource for everyone! Please excuse the mess and broken links, the transfer is a work in progress.
 
This wiki is currently being moved from another site. Hopefully we can expand on it and make it a really useful resource for everyone! Please excuse the mess and broken links, the transfer is a work in progress.
   
If you wish to contribute information, please sign up to Wikia, otherwise your IP address will be displayed and I don't think I can turn it off!
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If you wish to contribute information, please sign up to Wikia, otherwise your IP address will be displayed and I don't think I can turn it off! Please do not contravene copyright when adding information or images, unless you have the copyright owner's permission to do so. Thanks!
   
 
== Main page ==
 
== Main page ==
 
If you are looking for discussion about machine knitting please join us over on Ravelry -
 
If you are looking for discussion about machine knitting please join us over on Ravelry -
<strong>http://www.ravelry.com/groups/machine-knitting . It's free to join.</strong>
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<strong>http://www.ravelry.com/groups/machine-knitting . It's free to join. </strong>The Ravelry machine knitting forum is an international, friendly and well moderated forum. The members are extremely helpful in all matters relating to machine knitting.
The Ravelry machine knitting forum is a friendly and well moderated forum. The members are extremely helpful in all matters relating to machine knitting.
 
   
If you require hands-on support to lessons check out our list of Knitting Machine Guilds and Courses.
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If you require hands-on support to lessons check out our list of [[Knitting Machine Guilds and Courses]].
   
== The History of Machine Knitting ==
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== The history of machine knitting ==
   
 
A history of machine knitting - Framework - Domestic - [[Passap history|Passap]]
 
A history of machine knitting - Framework - Domestic - [[Passap history|Passap]]
   
The Process of Machine Knitting
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== The process of machine knitting ==
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There are two methods of machine knitting - warp and weft knitting. Domestic knitting machines are weft knitters, that is, a new row is knitted horizontally, and the knitting produced is identical in structure to handknitting. [[wikipedia:Warp_knitting|Warp knitting machines]] produce a kind of vertical knitting, most often seen in vertically-striped scarves. These machines are only available industrially.
There are two methods of machine knitting - warp and weft knitting. Domestic knitting machines are weft knitters, that is, a new row is knitted horizontally, and the knitting produced is identical in structure to handknitting. Warp knitting machinesproduce a kind of vertical knitting, most often seen in vertically-striped scarves. These machines are only available industrially.
 
 
This Wiki will concentrate mainly on an explanation of the use of the domestic knitting machines.
 
   
 
=== Getting Started ===
 
=== Getting Started ===
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=== Yarn guide ===
 
=== Yarn guide ===
   
=== Stitch and Technique Glossary ===
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=== [[Stitches main|Stitch and Technique Glossary]] ===
   
 
=== Care and Maintenance ===
 
=== Care and Maintenance ===
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== Domestic knitting machine brands ==
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Brand names may differ in your country, due to licencing or historic reasons. If you can't see your machine, check the [[AKA list]] first.
   
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=== [[Artisan main|Artisan]] / Creative ===
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=== [[Bond main|Bond]] ===
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=== [[Brother main|<nowiki/>]][[Brother main|Brother]] ===
   
== Knitting Machine Brands ==
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=== [[Corona main|Corona]] ===
Brand names may differ in your country. See the AKA list if you are lost!
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=== [[Elna main|Elna]] ===
   
=== Creative / [[Artisan main|Artisan]] ===
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=== [[Juki main|Juki]] ===
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The Creation Group Corp is a Chinese company which manufactures Brother and Singer clone machines marketed under the 'Creative' brand, as well as its own unique machines which are marketed in the US under the Artisan Knitting Machines brand. This is one of the few companies still manufacturing domestic knitting machines.<br>
 
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A list of Creative / Artisan machines can be found [[Artisan main|here]].<br>
 
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=== Bond ===
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=== [[Matador main|Matador]] ===
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=== [[Brother main|Brother]] ===
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=== [[Passap main|Passap]] ===
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The Brother brand started in Japan as the Nippon Sewing Machine Manufacturing Co, which manufactured and exported sewing machines from Japan soon after WWII. The company diversified into home electronics and knitting machines in the early 1950s. In 1962 the company was renamed to Brother Industries, Ltd. Brother continued to manufacture and export knitting machines until the late 1990s. Brother no longer manufactures knitting machines. However there are some chinese companies which produce Brother 'clone' machines.<br>
 
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The Brother machines were also sold under the brand names KnitKing or Brother in North America and Empisal or Brother in Australia. To avoid confusion between the various brands the machines will be referred to in this Wiki by their model number, which remains consistent between the various Brother brands.<br>
 
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A list of Brother machines can be found [[Brother main|here.]]<br>
 
   
=== [[Elna main|Elna]] ===
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=== [[Record main|Record]] ===
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=== [[Silver main|Silver]] ===
   
=== [[Juki main|Juki]] ===
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=== [[Superba main|Superba]] ===
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=== [[Toyota main|Toyota]] ===
Juki was a Japanese brand of knitting machines available in the 1960s. They were at one time marketed in the UK under the 'Singer' badge, but in the US under the 'Juko' badge. They are no longer in production and becoming increasing scarce.<br>
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=== [[Comparisons main|Comparisons & Conversions]] ===
[[Superba main]]<br>
 
A list of Juki machines can be found here.<br>
 
   
=== [[Silver main|Silver Reed]] ===
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== Industrial knitting machine brands ==
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The Silver Reed knitting machines were first produced by the Marukoshi Knitting Machines Ltd. in Tokyo in 1952. The company changed its name to Silver Knitting Machine Manufacturing, Ltd in 1955 and then Silver Seiko Ltd in 1967. The company has sold its knitting machines under numerous brand names in various countries: KnitMaster/Empisal in the UK, KnitMaster/Singer in Australia, Studio/Singer in Canada, and Singer in the United States. Silver Reed continues to manufacture and export its knitting machines.<br>
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=== [[Dubied hand flat]] ===
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To avoid confusion between the various brands the machines will be referred to in this Wiki by their model number, which remains consistent between the various Silver Reed brands.<br>
 
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A list of Silver Reed machines and accessories can be found here.
 
   
=== [[Passap main|Passap]] ===
 
   
The Passap (PAtent Schnell Strick Aparat) knitting machine company was first founded in 1939 as the Luchsinger trading company in Dietikon, Switzerland. The first knitting machine was made of wood and had hooked pins and mostly produced garter stitch. 1953 saw the introduction of latch needles in a full metal bed (M201, same as the Vario). The Duomatic (Pinky) was introduced in 1960 and is the first double-bed Passap machine. In 1965 the company became Maschinen & Apparatebau Dietikon AG (Madag). The Duomatic 80 (green) was introduced in 1977, the E6000 in 1988, and the semi-industrial E8000 in 1997. Production of knitting machines ended in 1999 - the company now specialise in hot stamping print machinery.
 
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use, Aisin manufactures knitting and sewing machines, electric appliances, and beds: for industrial use, it makes precision metal molds, large transfer machines, and sewing machines. Knitting machine production started in 1954 with the model NT10.
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=== [[Hague linker|Hague]] ===
   
More detailed information here
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=== [[Singer DL1000]] ===
   
== Linkers ==
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=== [[Bellinky]] ===
* Hague
 
* Singer DL1000
 
 
==Latest activity==
 
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Photos and videos are a great way to add visuals to your wiki. Find videos about your topic by exploring Wikia's [[w:c:video|Video Library]].
 
Photos and videos are a great way to add visuals to your wiki. Find videos about your topic by exploring Wikia's [[w:c:video|Video Library]].
   
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[[File:Kh950ib.jpg|thumb|298px|right|Brother KH950i]]
 
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Latest revision as of 08:55, June 13, 2018

Welcome to the Machine Knitting WikiEdit

This is a community site to share information about all things machine knitting. Get your machine out from under the bed and get knitting!

BackgroundEdit

This wiki is currently being moved from another site. Hopefully we can expand on it and make it a really useful resource for everyone! Please excuse the mess and broken links, the transfer is a work in progress.

If you wish to contribute information, please sign up to Wikia, otherwise your IP address will be displayed and I don't think I can turn it off! Please do not contravene copyright when adding information or images, unless you have the copyright owner's permission to do so. Thanks!

Main page Edit

If you are looking for discussion about machine knitting please join us over on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/groups/machine-knitting . It's free to join. The Ravelry machine knitting forum is an international, friendly and well moderated forum. The members are extremely helpful in all matters relating to machine knitting.

If you require hands-on support to lessons check out our list of Knitting Machine Guilds and Courses.

The history of machine knitting Edit

A history of machine knitting - Framework - Domestic - Passap

The process of machine knitting Edit

There are two methods of machine knitting - warp and weft knitting. Domestic knitting machines are weft knitters, that is, a new row is knitted horizontally, and the knitting produced is identical in structure to handknitting. Warp knitting machines produce a kind of vertical knitting, most often seen in vertically-striped scarves. These machines are only available industrially.

Getting Started Edit

Yarn guide Edit

Stitch and Technique Glossary Edit

Care and Maintenance Edit

Domestic knitting machine brands Edit

Brand names may differ in your country, due to licencing or historic reasons. If you can't see your machine, check the AKA list first.

Artisan / Creative Edit

Bond Edit

Brother Edit

Corona Edit

Elna Edit

Juki Edit

Matador Edit

Passap Edit

Record Edit

Silver Edit

Superba Edit

Toyota Edit

Comparisons & Conversions Edit

Industrial knitting machine brands Edit

Dubied hand flat Edit

Hague Edit

Singer DL1000 Edit

Bellinky Edit

Latest activityEdit

Photos and videos are a great way to add visuals to your wiki. Find videos about your topic by exploring Wikia's Video Library.

Kh950ib

Brother KH950i

Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.