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Apr 26, 2018 11:57:43   #
Also think about static. It may be a reason the carriage is so hard to push.
Mar 14, 2018 16:05:50   #
Thanks! Just spend a weekend knitting on it. The patterning issue resolved when I had the correct number of needles selected, as suggested by someone in the above comments, couldn't believe it! Now I need to do the deep clean.......:}
Feb 28, 2018 18:15:20   #
Thank You so much. I do have another main bed, so I'm going to try that one out too. I'm hoping it just needs running time, as it has been sitting for a while.
However, these machines do have a personality of their own, often misbehaving when you least want them too......:{

I'm lucky in that we do have Needletek just up the road, but I'm not that keen to spend too much money on it, as I do have other machines. We will wait and see. I also can contact the previous owner, and see if she has any thoughts.
Feb 28, 2018 11:03:58   #
Thanks. New sponge bar, and clean lubricated carriage. What confuses me is it was fine until I put needles out of work....Today I’m going to open up the punchcard slot, but I need to check the levers. I did restart it, move the selector back to plain knitting, tried individual tuck selection, instead of the middle <> one. I didn’t try punchcard 1 again to see if that was still ok, will do that again today too.
Feb 28, 2018 10:48:03   #
I haven’t used my Toyota very much, but decided to haul it out for a retreat I’m going to. I wanted to make a shawl using some kind of tuck stitch. I tried punchcard 1, and had no problems, but really wanted a more lacy pattern. So, I used a punchcard where you put needles out of work before unlocking the punchcard: xxooxxxxxxooxxxxxxoo
When I knit, 0-60 right patterned correctly, but 0-60 left did not. Specifically over the needles out of work area. The correct needles were selected, so I’m interested to know if anyone can tell me what’s happening here......I’ve thrown out my sample, so can’t leave a picture 🙄
Jan 10, 2018 00:09:32   #
Also check Last year there was an LK 150 with ALL the accessories. I had just sold mine, but I was pretty tempted to bid. Decided against it, but it’s a good place to check frequently.
Dec 31, 2017 12:42:45   #
I used the red heart scrubbie yarn on my SK 860. There was A LOT of swearing. They were murder to make, in part because I didn’t have my machine properly attached (“this won’t take long”🙄), and because I forgot to check my sponge bar, which turned out to be a “holding” one with no give. Next time I will try my bulky and check the obvious, instead of trying the shortcuts, which usually come back and bite you. 😳
Dec 14, 2017 10:50:36   #
Not sure if it’s called shearing elastic here!
Dec 14, 2017 10:49:53   #
I would do shearing elastic on all the rib rows just catching one stitch, making sure you used the same length. That way the knitting isn’t ruined and it will look the same as the others. And it really won’t take long. Good luck.
Dec 4, 2017 20:19:48   #
The kind person I bought these adaptors from said the same thing, so I'm going to try that tonight when I get home. I took my ribber off, so the knitting hangs straight down.
Thank You!
Dec 4, 2017 18:41:54   #
I've done a lot of lace knitting, so consider myself pretty good at it, but that's using the Studio Knitting machine and Studio lace carriage.
I knit with very fine baby Alpaca yarn, which has presented no problem, along with wax, humidifyer, grounding of the machine, correct weights etc. Now I have an adaptor to use with the brother motor, and all of a sudden, I'm not so good anymore!!

I was drpopping end stitches, so switched out the lace weights to the heavier duty ones. Slight improvement, but better when I added small fishing weights to the end claw at the edge of the knitting. I only knit 12 rows before moving the weights up, I check the yarn is not slack, but I keep getting caught on the gate pegs. I cannot fathom out why. I usually knit with the machine flat, but thats not an option with the motor, and I can't change that. But something is just plain not cooperating!

I wonder if anyone else has used their Brother Motor with the Studio lace carriage, and found a solution to the gate peg problem

I'm getting tired of 2 steps forward, and 2 back....:(
Oct 23, 2017 20:55:36   #
Really lovely hats. I'd be intersted to know whether you've used Knit Pick's yarn.......
Oct 12, 2017 10:47:55   #
I highly recommend rolls. I ordered sheets off EBay, and they were sent in a soft plastic bag with no padding or cardboard backing. As a result they arrived with a permanent fold diagonally across the middle. Useless. Had to argue with the seller to get a refund. They were cheap, so I guess you get what you pay for. Rolls arrived intact!
Jul 21, 2017 13:00:16   #
I've used denatured alcohol to loosen stuck drums before. Pour into a small spray bottle and spray right over the drums. Wait, spray, wait. Try and turn the drum, gently. Repeat again. After about 3 hours, mine turned. Worth a shot before you take the whole thing apart.
Jul 16, 2017 13:08:21   #
Ah ha! My SK 860 came without the yarn rest, and I had no idea what it was, or what I was missing. Mystery explained, thank you 😊
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