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Jun 30, 2011 13:35:10   #
LindaM
 
Hello Everyone,
I was just wondering if any of you lovely knitters know where I could purchase the Ribber for the Bond knitting machine. I have searched everywhere that I can think of. Here online, especially on eBay and of course the Bond site itself. I even wrote them an email on it and till today no response, so very discouraging to say the least. So I thought of coming here where all knitters hang out and talk about everything and anything knitting. Not even Joann's have it but they do have the knitting machine itself but not the Ribber though. Can anyone help with my dilemma.
 
Jun 30, 2011 16:46:58   #
clogden21
 
Bond no longer sells the ribber for the bond, It was called the "Elite" you might find one on ebay.

Bond says there were too many problems with it.
Jun 30, 2011 17:44:34   #
LindaM
 
Hi, thank you so much for the info but I have tried eBay and still going there all the time cus you never know if someone wants to sell theirs or not. But at least now I know they don't make it anymore. T I guess I'll just have to do my ribbing with my 2 needles and then put it on the machine or do it after like I'm doing right now on a pair of baby pants to match with a baby sweater that I posted here not to long ago. Thanks again...
Jun 30, 2011 19:43:40   #
clogden21
 
I have seen a site (can't remember it now) she took two bonds and attached them together and created a ribber. I am trying to find the site again.
Jul 1, 2011 02:49:19   #
littlewind53
 
I do ribbing on my single bed LK 150 simply by dropping the stiches I want to "rib" and laddering them back down to the start, then using the tool, hook back up. When you continue with the pattern, it looks just like it was done by hand.

Hope that helps....
Jul 1, 2011 08:13:05   #
clogden21
 
yes, that is how we do it on the bond also, but we were talking about an actual ribber that will do it for you as you knit the row.
 
Jul 2, 2011 00:46:41   #
littlewind53
 
clogden21 wrote:
yes, that is how we do it on the bond also, but we were talking about an actual ribber that will do it for you as you knit the row.


Yes, I know. I was just saying that one can rib on a machine without having a ribber attachment......
Jul 2, 2011 02:22:13   #
deemail
 
LindaM wrote:
Hi, thank you so much for the info but I have tried eBay and still going there all the time cus you never know if someone wants to sell theirs or not. But at least now I know they don't make it anymore. T I guess I'll just have to do my ribbing with my 2 needles and then put it on the machine or do it after like I'm doing right now on a pair of baby pants to match with a baby sweater that I posted here not to long ago. Thanks again...


first, i knit my ribs by hand all the time for plastic and metal bed machines...i have a huge learning curve for my ribber and am thinking about selling it...i'm fine with doing my ribs by hand......second, do you know you can set ebay to send you an email whenever a ribber would become available? just search for all the words to find one and one of the options in your search (you must save it) is to notify you by email....very handy when looking for something specific...
Jul 2, 2011 05:51:56   #
clogden21
 
yes, but sadly it is not in my budget, just my dream budget.
Jul 2, 2011 08:04:40   #
katie2847
 
LindaM wrote:
Hello Everyone,
I was just wondering if any of you lovely knitters know where I could purchase the Ribber for the Bond knitting machine. I have searched everywhere that I can think of. Here online, especially on eBay and of course the Bond site itself. I even wrote them an email on it and till today no response, so very discouraging to say the least. So I thought of coming here where all knitters hang out and talk about everything and anything knitting. Not even Joann's have it but they do have the knitting machine itself but not the Ribber though. Can anyone help with my dilemma.
Hello Everyone, br I was just wondering if any of... (show quote)


Try calling the toll free number: 800-862-5348. I don't think they have a ribber but I could be wrong.
Jul 2, 2011 10:30:52   #
LindaM
 
katie2847 wrote:
LindaM wrote:
Hello Everyone,
I was just wondering if any of you lovely knitters know where I could purchase the Ribber for the Bond knitting machine. I have searched everywhere that I can think of. Here online, especially on eBay and of course the Bond site itself. I even wrote them an email on it and till today no response, so very discouraging to say the least. So I thought of coming here where all knitters hang out and talk about everything and anything knitting. Not even Joann's have it but they do have the knitting machine itself but not the Ribber though. Can anyone help with my dilemma.
Hello Everyone, br I was just wondering if any of... (show quote)


Try calling the toll free number: 800-862-5348. I don't think they have a ribber but I could be wrong.
quote=LindaM Hello Everyone, br I was just wonde... (show quote)


Well, I did send an email to the Bond site that have posted... I"ll try that #.. thank you.
 
Jul 2, 2011 10:33:45   #
LindaM
 
clogden21 wrote:
I have seen a site (can't remember it now) she took two bonds and attached them together and created a ribber. I am trying to find the site again.


I tried myself looking for that site on YouTube. But with no avail, nothing. But I will keep searching and if I can't get one then maybe I should invest in an metal machine with the ribber attached on. Do you use any other machine besides the Bond?
Jul 2, 2011 11:11:05   #
clogden21
 
I also have a brother 585 it is a standard size, great for baby yarn or sock yarn.

LindaM wrote:
clogden21 wrote:
I have seen a site (can't remember it now) she took two bonds and attached them together and created a ribber. I am trying to find the site again.


I tried myself looking for that site on YouTube. But with no avail, nothing. But I will keep searching and if I can't get one then maybe I should invest in an metal machine with the ribber attached on. Do you use any other machine besides the Bond?
Jul 2, 2011 22:23:55   #
littlewind53
 
LindaM wrote:
clogden21 wrote:
I have seen a site (can't remember it now) she took two bonds and attached them together and created a ribber. I am trying to find the site again.


I tried myself looking for that site on YouTube. But with no avail, nothing. But I will keep searching and if I can't get one then maybe I should invest in an metal machine with the ribber attached on. Do you use any other machine besides the Bond?


If you know what you plan on using the machine for should dictate the type of machine. I have a number of different machines.

Singer 700 with an optional ribber. This is standard gauge i.e. 4.5 mm between needles. Use fine and light yarn

Passap Duo 80 which is a double bed machine (a front and a back bed permanently attached together) This is 5 mm between needles and is pretty nifty because it has a number of built in stitches. Uses medium to light yarn

LK 150 which is a plastic bed hobby knitter. It does not have a ribber available and is 6.5 mm between needles. They usually have 150 needles on the bed, but I bought the extension so have 200 needles. Use medium weight and some lighter bulky weight yarns.

LK 100 -- also a plastic bed hobby knitter and is 9 mm between needles, but only has 90 needles. Great for Bulky yarn. My friend bought a Singer 55 which is also a Bulky but she has the matching ribber so she gave me her old LK100. If I could afford it, I would love to get the Singer 55 and matching ribber..... (sigh) maybe in another lifetime....

Hope this helps if you are considering getting another machine besides the bond....
Jul 3, 2011 15:21:31   #
LindaM
 
littlewind53 wrote:
LindaM wrote:
clogden21 wrote:
I have seen a site (can't remember it now) she took two bonds and attached them together and created a ribber. I am trying to find the site again.


I tried myself looking for that site on YouTube. But with no avail, nothing. But I will keep searching and if I can't get one then maybe I should invest in an metal machine with the ribber attached on. Do you use any other machine besides the Bond?


If you know what you plan on using the machine for should dictate the type of machine. I have a number of different machines.

Singer 700 with an optional ribber. This is standard gauge i.e. 4.5 mm between needles. Use fine and light yarn

Passap Duo 80 which is a double bed machine (a front and a back bed permanently attached together) This is 5 mm between needles and is pretty nifty because it has a number of built in stitches. Uses medium to light yarn

LK 150 which is a plastic bed hobby knitter. It does not have a ribber available and is 6.5 mm between needles. They usually have 150 needles on the bed, but I bought the extension so have 200 needles. Use medium weight and some lighter bulky weight yarns.

LK 100 -- also a plastic bed hobby knitter and is 9 mm between needles, but only has 90 needles. Great for Bulky yarn. My friend bought a Singer 55 which is also a Bulky but she has the matching ribber so she gave me her old LK100. If I could afford it, I would love to get the Singer 55 and matching ribber..... (sigh) maybe in another lifetime....

Hope this helps if you are considering getting another machine besides the bond....
quote=LindaM quote=clogden21 I have seen a site ... (show quote)


Yes it does help a lot, thank you. What I want to focus on is baby things such as sweater, hats etc... and maybe the Singer 700 would be the best bet for me since you said it does have a ribber or the Passap Duo 80. I'll see what I can find out there. Thanks again for everyone's input on this. I appreciate it so much.
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