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This article will cover some background information on knitting machines and the various models available in very general terms.
Knitwear and garments are made on a fixed bed of hook needles using a knitting machine. A knitting machine consists of a needle bed, a carriage and thread guides, but may also have other attachments. Ratchet hooks hold the stitches.
Domestic & Industry -
They can be manual or motor assisted. There are also household and industrial models of knitting machines. The local knitting machines produce a fabric that looks handmade because they use the weft knitting method. It is obviously easier to knit with a knitting machine and much faster, since knitting machines form a whole series of stitches in a single movement. Another reason for using knitting machines is that the machine-made fabric looks better in many cases than the hand-knitted fabric, with the fan having large areas with simple stocking stitches. After all, you do not have to be a professional knitter to make wonderful clothes because many machines are relatively easy to use and it's a great way to start knitting.
However, you must not confuse knitting machines with sewing machines. A knitting machine is more complicated - it has springs, buttons, wires and hooks
and most importantly, you must realize that you must use machine-knit books to get the pattern you want, as hand-knit books can not be used with one machine because they are not compatible.
Various machines -
A machine of bulky size is used for making heavy pullovers because the distance between the needles is 9 mm and the hook is large enough and there is no danger of splitting the yarn. For machine knitting machines, the machine must be used manually or semi-automatically. Manual.
The smallest yarns that you can use when knitting with this machine are sports and DK yarns. Some of the techniques you can do with this machine are: pinching, slipping, marquetry, weaving, and many others.
On the standard bed machine you can make knit suits and lace curtains. The distance between the needles is 4.5 mm and the hooks / bolts are much smaller. The tip is automatic. You can make fair isle, tuck, panties, manual cables and others. Baby weight is the most popular weight used for this machine. DK weight is the biggest yarn that can be knitted with this knitting machine. The Standard 200 can be used to knit very fine yarns up to a sport weight.
The Silver Reed Gauge SK830 (3.6 mm) is a machine for fine yarns. It is perfect when knitted from open and loose fabric and light and airy fabric. Knit at tension 5 or 7 and knit 2 or 3 threads together.
For the hand-knitted look -
If you want to have clothes that look and feel more like hand-knit garments, you should buy a medium-strength knitting machine.
Knitting with a machine is straightforward, but you must consider the patterns when using a machine, many are not easily interchangeable between machines, but it is difficult but not impossible, but it is probably a little experience to use a knitting machine like you You have to spend a lot of time calculating, multiplying and dividing to change the pattern.