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Jan 6, 2014 14:46:12   #
linalu
 
Hey, machine knitters, what's your favorite sock yarn?
 
Jan 7, 2014 10:38:24   #
euvid
 
Opal
Jan 7, 2014 10:40:59   #
euvid
 
On that note, I just ordered an Ehrlebacher CSM to add to my collection. I made a bunch of socks for the holidays for gifts and they came out great. Added Lycra to the yarn and used the Fondmoment device to feed the Lycra. I am really enjoying making them.
Jan 7, 2014 10:58:20   #
JeanneHolmes
 
euvid
What is a Fondmoment device? I have some lycra and it is so fine it curls up. I have an Ehrlbacher CSM and have made about 50 pairs of socks since April. It is a blast, but I'm interested in using the Lycra. We have a yarn store here called Peter Patchis and he has all type of 75% wool 25% nylon but after knitting it up it doesn't have the elasticity to spring back to shape. Do you think the Lycra knitted in would work?
Jan 7, 2014 11:17:25   #
lac
 
I would like to know what a Fondmoment device is also. Can it be used with any knitting machine? I have tons of elastic lycra but never use it cause it is too difficult to handle.
Jan 7, 2014 11:18:48   #
euvid
 
It is fantastic. I made socks for different size feet. From a size 1 thru to 13. WHile the amount of stitches was different and the stitch size, the wearers who had skinny feet to regular, all had the socks fit because of the Lycra. They also looked great. I too had the socks that had no body without the lycra. caspringthorpe@hotmail.co.uk is his e-mail address. Since I tried it and mentioned it on the sock machine site, he has been selling them. It stops the Lycra from getting twisted with the yarn, it is fed thru 3 eyelets that keep it straight and goes thru a post that has removable weights on it that you ad or subtract depending on the thickness of the Lycra or how much tension you want the Lycra to be under. You feed it into the last loop that your yarn goes thru before it goes into the machine.
Coli the inventor was in the textile business repairing knitting machines for many years. It is his device. It is reasonably priced and he has a few on eBay but you could write him privately and mention I told you to contact him.
My name is Eudice






THe device is sold on eBay and the sites owner name goes as Fondmoment.
JeanneHolmes wrote:
euvid
What is a Fondmoment device? I have some lycra and it is so fine it curls up. I have an Ehrlbacher CSM and have made about 50 pairs of socks since April. It is a blast, but I'm interested in using the Lycra. We have a yarn store here called Peter Patchis and he has all type of 75% wool 25% nylon but after knitting it up it doesn't have the elasticity to spring back to shape. Do you think the Lycra knitted in would work?
 
Jan 7, 2014 11:21:29   #
euvid
 
WHat gorgeous dogs you have.
I am not sure where you could put it on, I gues it could be attached to the mast. I haven't tried it.
It does let it feed beautifully.

lac wrote:
I would like to know what a Fondmoment device is also. Can it be used with any knitting machine? I have tons of elastic lycra but never use it cause it is too difficult to handle.
Jan 7, 2014 11:27:48   #
JeanneHolmes
 
Thank for the info. I will look into it. :D :D :D
Jan 7, 2014 11:30:51   #
lac
 
euvid wrote:
WHat gorgeous dogs you have.
I am not sure where you could put it on, I gues it could be attached to the mast. I haven't tried it.
It does let it feed beautifully.


Wow, this sounds like something I would really be interested in if I could use it on my knitting machines. I looked up the name and the only thing that came up on Ebay was from England. Is that where they come from?

Thank you for the compliment on my 4 fluff butts. They are Maltese and the shinning sun in my life.
Jan 7, 2014 11:36:20   #
euvid
 
They are just gorgeous.
Yes it comes from England and he sends it pretty fast and for a cheap postal rate. It comes very fast.

I suppose it could be attached under the mast with washers on either side of the mast. It is held on the CSM with a U shaped metal piece that is held in place with nuts.
WHen my next order comes I will try it. I ordered one for each machine. It is easier than having to keep moving it.
Jan 7, 2014 13:14:26   #
JeanneHolmes
 
Hi Eudice
I tried the e-mail address you gave me and all I seem to get are ads for other things. I cannot bring up his e-mail address to get to his site.
Thanks,
Jeanne
 
Jan 7, 2014 13:14:54   #
JeanneHolmes
 
Hi Eudice
I tried the e-mail address you gave me and all I seem to get are ads for other things. I cannot bring up his e-mail address to get to his site.
Thanks,
Jeanne
Jan 7, 2014 13:56:51   #
euvid
 
Elastic/Wax device for Sock Knitting Machine, just fits to your own wishbone
(title of ad)
Seller information


fondmoment (947 )

100% Positive feedback
THis is the listing. Type it in and it will come up.
He sells a few things. Double ended latch needles, a memory book and the elastic device.
Let me know if you still can't find it.
Eudice
Jan 7, 2014 14:23:27   #
euvid
 
I wrote Colin a note and he said yes they fit on the flat bed machine on the mast. Have to buy some more now.
Jan 7, 2014 14:32:29   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Why not try one of the intarsia sinkers that come with the Brother I carriages? You thread yarn through those to control tension...
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