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Jan 14, 2012 21:57:54   #
Frances Armbrust
 
Hi
I have had my machine in the attic for 40 years,I have time nowto get back to my knitting. I recently had it referbished,but I cannot remember how to cast on. at least I can't seem to do it. I also need help with the ribber. I have a 830 brothers. I am looking for someone in Wichita, Valley Center, or anyone between like KEICHI, OR Park City that will be willing to help me.


Frankie
 
Jan 14, 2012 22:10:26   #
deemail (a regular here)
 
please go to youtube and type in 'knitting machine cast on'... a dozen different sites will come up that you can watch as many times as you need and you can stop and start and rewatch little parts... see several so that you can find the right kind of teacher for you... the machine doesn't matter too much...most KMs cast on in a very similar manner....
Jan 15, 2012 05:51:12   #
iiwoody
 
If you're doing main bed cast on then you can simply e-wrap from left to right, carriage on the right.
Doing a ribber cast on is a little different. There are several ways, but giving directions here are a waste of time. Go to youtube.com and enter machine knitting, ribber cast on and you should be in business.
Jan 15, 2012 05:51:57   #
iiwoody
 
If you're doing main bed cast on then you can simply e-wrap from left to right, with needles all the way in D position, carriage on the right.
Doing a ribber cast on is a little different. There are several ways, but giving directions here are a waste of time. Go to youtube.com and enter machine knitting, ribber cast on and you should be in business.
Jan 15, 2012 10:12:41   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Not too simple to cast on when you haven't in 40 years even an ewrap takes a little practice...
You can watch dianaknits.com click on her blogspot where you'll find very helpful youtube videos showing knitting machine techniques.
Jan 15, 2012 12:05:09   #
Ingried
 
"deermail" is right, go to youtube.

I ALWAYS crochet on. I like it best.
 
Jan 15, 2012 12:12:46   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
View diananatters.blogspot.com
there are caston and many other beginner to intermediate youtube instructional videos, they are all a great help...
Jan 15, 2012 12:55:34   #
Beetytwird (a regular here)
 
I use a crocheted cast on. Gives a nice edge, not as loose as the E wrap. You might try that. Just make a loop and hook to first needle, have all of them in the D position, as far out as possible. Then with the latch tool pull thread through the loop under and around the next needle. Continue until you get the number you want. Try not to get it too tight, I have that problem. If it is too tight the first row will not knit well. When I use my Vario I do the first row before I put the weight bar on it. It knits better. Just do it slowly so the stitches don't jump off the needles. Good luck.
 
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