"Fair Isle" knitter infoz


Cher - the "new" machine arrived today, with an owner's pamphlet and a
"basic knitting instruction" book which sold for the princely sum of
$10 back in the late 40s or early 50s.
I'm scanning the pamphlet for you, in a bit you can find a PDF file at
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machine is a single-bed manual machine, no punchcard or any otherthing. It does claim to have a yarn autoselector to accomodate "thin,medium and thick" yarn but I don't know how those were defined 50years ago.
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On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 22:02:50 GMT, Wooly spewed forth :
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Based on the accessories list in the pamphlet I do in fact have a complete kit for both machines - so obviously it was my wits lacking when I tried to get the one running earlier this year. Armed with documentation I should be able to start making basic stockinette rectangles at least.
I did bid on a two-bed White last week but dropped out when it hit $150. I can't really justify having even one flatbed knitter since I haven't been using it but having a machine with a ribber would be nice.
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Oh, the badge on the new machine indicates it was made in B.C.
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In article ,
That was only 1955. US worsted-weight yarn was pretty much the same size then as it is now, maybe just a tad thicker, like Red Heart still is. "Thin" is probably sport-weight. "Thick" is probably the first level of bulky, but nothing like the super bulky stuff that is now available.
=Tamar
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Hi Wooly I have a useless pc here and can't access the file anychance of sending me the pic direct to my email, thanx.....Cher cr007f0489_3 AT blueyonder DOT co DOT uk
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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 07:45:41 GMT, "spinninglilac" spewed forth :
Hi Cher. Its a 6.5mb file - will your email handle that? If so I'll send it along, if not I'll extract a couple of pages at a time... Let me know.
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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 06:44:31 -0000, snipped-for-privacy@radix.net (Richard Eney) spewed forth :
True, but even 50 years is time enough for definitions to have changed. I haven't counted the needles yet but it looks like a "bulky" to me, tho I suspect anything I cranked using worsted-weight yarn would be stiff enough to stand up on its own :)
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All I need is to see a pic of it to work it out I expect..lol
cheers....Cher a few pages at a time otherwise...
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Hah, ok. I'll see if I can find the camera...
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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 15:38:18 GMT, "spinninglilac" spewed forth :
Try this, for now. I'm still looking for the camera.
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That dosn't look too bad at at all....has that little box got cables to it????
Looks like it has...
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On Wed, 26 Oct 2005 17:22:02 GMT, "spinninglilac" spewed forth :
That's the box for the accessories (weights and yadda yadda) to live in. Its got a very stylish fake leather strap.
The "new" one is a different shade of blue than the "old" one is, and the paint is kind of textured too. Definitely the original paint, tho.
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Oh right....lol...well it appears to have everything for it, and looks like it's been well looked after, appears to have a yarn mast too, which very early ones didn't, long wire things in the box am I right?
Have you used a knitting machine before Wooly, only they are much the same to actually use, oil the working metal parts and the carriage before you start...and wipe off the excess witha clean cloth though. One of the manuals will tell you how to do this properly this is important, even if it was oiled before it left it's previous owner..As it has no ribber with it, you can either do a mock rib or put one on afterwards. I have ribbers but quite like the mock ribs. Is there a long comb, the same length as the needle bed? It will look like a long comb but the ends will have little hooks on them? It may be in the box with the yarn mast..
Cheers...Cher
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On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 06:53:59 GMT, "spinninglilac" spewed forth :
Yes, both machines have a yarn mast, tho the first one I bought had the yarn mast kinked up in the accessories kit. It may never recover :(
Yeah, I've used knitting machines - speedy yardage is what caused me to get one of my own. Casting on might be a challenge, as I'm used to using a ravel cord and a long claw-weighted comb, but I'll figure it out. I suspect these two flatbed knitters will make my sock machine look simple to set up *hehehe*
Plus I have to clear some of the junk off of a table here in the computer room before I have anywhere to set up!!
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Wooly, I can't think why you couldn't still use ravel cord and a cast-on comb, provided you have one that matches the latch spacing on these machines. What type of knitting machines have you used inthe past? Best of luck with the "new" machines. -- Carey in MA
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