Knitting Machine Troubleshooting Hints

SPONGE BAR INSTALLATION HINTS FOR 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. Remove old sponge bar Important - Clean sponge bar slot. Use alcohol/water 50/50 mix if necessary Install new sponge bar with fiber covering down/up position (not sideways) Clean needles with a mix of alcohol and a tablespoon of knitting machine oil. Reinstall needles,...

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If You Are Rebuilding your own Sponge Bar – Helpful Hints

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 difficult and there is a real danger of cutting yourself- especially your fingers - when cutting a sponge bar to its proper size.  Normally a “Sponge Only” is used only to rebuild sponge bars that are no longer commercially available or as replacement sponge bars in a plastic bed machine.   A replacement sponge (only) bar is available in only one size - 39-1/4"Lx1/2"W. The width or length (or both) may...

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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...

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Hints for Installation of Needle Retainer Bar aka Sponge Bar

Please read this first before attempting to remove or install a new sponge bar (aka needle retainer bar)   Tools needed: Flat blade screwdriver (for pushing old sponge bar out) Denatured Alcohol for cleaning needles (if needed) Metal Bed Models Put machine on flat surface (flat surface is specially important when installing any sponge bar), do not try to install a sponge bar with the ribber in place. Be sure you have lots of room at the ends of the machine for removal of the sponge bar Make sure all your machine needles are in the fully retracted position (“A”...

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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 work. For most yarn, no...

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