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Apr 10, 2012 20:30:33   #
jqgrammy9
 
I have recently purchased a Singer 360 Knitting machine. I cannot get it to knit without the yarn tangling up! The manual tells me that after threading thru the yarn feeder, run approx. 40 cm and extend it from under the Plastic Round Brush cover in the arm and lay it across all needles in D position. I do not understand how I need to run the yarn and which brushes, as there are a top brush and a bottom brush! Help please!
Judy
 
Apr 11, 2012 01:09:54   #
LeAnn
 
Can you post a pic of the machine? I read on another post it may be the same as a Knitmaster which looks a lot like my Silver Reed. If yours does look like mine I can tell you how mine is cast on.
Apr 11, 2012 07:00:09   #
apette
 
I also have a singer 360 and it is the same as silvereed or knitmaster.
Apr 11, 2012 07:05:40   #
apette
 
Thread the tension mast, run the yarn through the thread guide and under the carriage and just lay it on the needles in D position. The yarn will automatically go where it is supposed to so don't worry about the brushes.

Are you trying to knit with regular skein yarn, because my 360 won't knit anything but cone yarn. It gets all bungled up when I try regular yarn.
Apr 11, 2012 08:28:27   #
knitwitch36
 
you are trying to do a weaving cast on,so you need to put your weaving brushes down. bring all the needles to working postion then move every other needle out to d postion.hope tis works for you Barbara
Apr 11, 2012 09:09:47   #
coemarg
 
Push required needles out to Hold (D) position
Run carriage back and forth to get all needles in B (Work)
push every other needle to (D)
On your carriage, put your weaving brushes down by releasing the little white levers on each side of the knitting arm, finally put your side levers on the circle.
Feed your yarn into your feeder and then lay the yarn over the needles in hold position. Hold that yarn in your left hand to stabilize it and then pass your carriage from right to left creating a weaving cast on.
Knit several rows and add weights - also you can release your weaving brushes as they are no longer needed for your regular knitting.
 
Apr 11, 2012 10:15:20   #
Dukesy
 
Marg - thanks for this info. I have had a singer 151 for 20+ years and never tried this type of cast on.
Apr 11, 2012 11:47:29   #
jqgrammy9
 
LeAnn wrote:
Can you post a pic of the machine? I read on another post it may be the same as a Knitmaster which looks a lot like my Silver Reed. If yours does look like mine I can tell you how mine is cast on.


I'll try to post a pic later! Thanks!

Judy
Apr 11, 2012 11:49:09   #
jqgrammy9
 
I am using a 2 ply cone yarn, and that is what is getting tangled up! I am very new at this, like never done it before! :mrgreen:
Apr 11, 2012 11:50:43   #
jqgrammy9
 
Thanks Knitwitch, I think that I tried this. Appreciate your suggestion.

Judy
Apr 11, 2012 11:52:57   #
jqgrammy9
 
Thanks, Ladybug for your suggestion! I will try that.

Judy
 
Apr 11, 2012 12:25:58   #
rhpoway
 
I just purchased the same machine and it did the same thing until I replaced the sponge bar. After knitting each row, I pull on the yarn as it gets to the first needle, been working well since doing just those two things (not using cone yarn either).
Apr 11, 2012 13:42:48   #
LeAnn
 
Dukesy wrote:
Marg - thanks for this info. I have had a singer 151 for 20+ years and never tried this type of cast on.


In my manual they call this a 'weaving cast on'. It's the standard c/o for regular knitting (not with a ribber in work).
Apr 11, 2012 13:53:47   #
LeAnn
 
jqgrammy9 wrote:
Thanks, Ladybug for your suggestion! I will try that.

Judy

That's how my manual says to do it too. Also since you are new at this make sure the tension on the mast isn't loose. People tend to forget about the tension mast. If it's too loose the edge sts will get sloppy. This tension controls the gauge for your rows where as the dial on the carriage is how tight the actual sts are.
I thread the mast and lock it into the little clip on the mast and pull on the yarn just below where it first enter the mast. Mine looks like a triangle with 2 circles for the yarn. Anyway pull on the yarn and if it pops back up over about 8 " it's too loose. My manual says it should be between 4 and 8 " between the last guide and the flexible wire. Play around with it by pulling on the bottom of the yarn and changing the little dial and see what the yarn does. Also on a swatch watch the guide wire while you knit a couple rows and see how high up it goes and you will be able to tell if it's too tight/loose. Hope this helps, good luck!
Apr 11, 2012 16:40:41   #
brenda m
 
set the tension on the mast and on the machine itself. a clothespin fastened to end of the yarn helps tension.
the singer is the same as the Studio, silver reed, etc.
also, e wrap from the far side, the thread into the carriage, then run the carriage across the needles slowly.
I also, used to use several kinds of yarn, not just coned yarn
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