Knitting Paradise® - Knitting and Crochet Forum
Home | Knitting Digest | Active Topics | Newest Pictures | Search | Login | Register | Help
Machine Knitting
Confused of Essex
If you would like to post a reply, then please login (if you already have an account) or register (if you don't).
Page: <<prev 1 2 3
Apr 13, 2013 10:13:00   #
EllieC
 
Hi Susieknitter,
I have the cams, my 323 was given to me with all its bits and pieces EXCEPT the manual, but as I already had the 321 for many years, I just carried on doing what I'd always done! I wouldn't even know how to fit the cams to do a single motif on the 323! I've just always assumed it was the same as the 321, LOL!
I bought my 321 about 1972/3 so I've had it for a long time. Its been in storage for 5 years as my 89 year old mother-in-law moved into my spare room, I just got it out of mothballs for my grandson who wanted a Dalek scarf. New extension for mum-in-law nearly complete so I will have a craft room again, HURRAH!
PS I've also got a Brother 830 and Chunky 260 and love them all.
 
Apr 14, 2013 10:31:56   #
susieknitter
 
EllieC wrote:
Hi Susieknitter,
I have the cams, my 323 was given to me with all its bits and pieces EXCEPT the manual, but as I already had the 321 for many years, I just carried on doing what I'd always done! I wouldn't even know how to fit the cams to do a single motif on the 323! I've just always assumed it was the same as the 321, LOL!
I bought my 321 about 1972/3 so I've had it for a long time. Its been in storage for 5 years as my 89 year old mother-in-law moved into my spare room, I just got it out of mothballs for my grandson who wanted a Dalek scarf. New extension for mum-in-law nearly complete so I will have a craft room again, HURRAH!
PS I've also got a Brother 830 and Chunky 260 and love them all.
Hi Susieknitter, br I have the cams, my 323 was gi... (show quote)


Ellie it is so easy using the the magic cams/point cams/yarn separators. It doesn't take you long to set them up on your machine and will save you loads of time in the long run.
I have looked to see if there is a free down load of your machine models manual but cant find one. Having said this really any Knitmaster manual would have the information that you require.
If I can copy the 4 pages that I have I will send them to you in a PM.
Basically you use the punch card in the normal way you would for an all over pattern. Do the initial row from left-right to read the pattern in the same way for all over pattern.
Now with the carriage on the right you put the side levers to the dot and place the magic cams (square blocks with knobs) onto the extension plates at each end of the bed. These are marked left and right and are screwed onto the extension plates.
Put the side levers back to the triangle.
Now get the two point cams (orange/white....marked left and right) and place these at the back of the bed of needles.They have little studs that sit into the needle slots. The right obviously on the right end where you want your motif set the left the other end where the motif ends.
If the motif is 24st wide and you are placing it over the center 0 you will have 12st each side of 0. The cams have the dividing line between the 2 colours (orange/white) this line should be between the 12th and 13th needle either side/end. They are telling the machine that your motif is 24st wide and you want it to start and end at needles 12-0-12.
Now get 2 of the yarn separators (little shovels) count 3 empty needles away from the end of your knitting and place these shovels under the next 3 empty needles at either end open the latches of these needles when you put the shovels under them. You will have your garment piece/front...3 empty needles pushed back....and then 3 pushed back with the shovels under them.The yarn runs over the little shovels handles.
Now you knit like you would normally do when doing all over Fair Isle but you will only get your motif in the place that you have positioned your point cams.
You could put your Ghostbuster anywhere on the bed following this and you could even do 2 Ghostbusters ...with a gap....if you have 2 more point cams and set them the same way.
Hope that you can understand this and can now have a go at doing it.
Apr 14, 2013 12:30:37   #
EllieC
 
Hello Susieknitter,
Many thanks for the info about the cams, I've printed off your text and am going to give it a go (when my brain cell comes back from its hols!). It certainly seems easy an no punching the card in reverse (although I already have quite a few as single motifs anyway!).
I'll let you know how I get on.
EllieC
Apr 14, 2013 14:43:24   #
30Knitter
 
Verdstela wrote:
I've been managing to make a start at doing a single motif by just putting the needles into the correct positions by hand but it is very long-winded. Is there a quick way of telling it just to do the punchcard once, then? That would be handy to know.


Which machine do you have? Some you have to put needles out of D position because there are no cams that work with that carriage. If you have an 840, 891, or similar there are indeed cams that work with those carriages.
Apr 14, 2013 21:50:37   #
susieknitter
 
30Knitter wrote:
Which machine do you have? Some you have to put needles out of D position because there are no cams that work with that carriage. If you have an 840, 891, or similar there are indeed cams that work with those carriages.


If you read the earlier posts you will see Elie has a Knitmaster 323 with the cams.
Apr 15, 2013 09:11:25   #
Verdstela
 
I'm the one who hasn't got the cams. :)

I would like the cams, if there are some available.
 
May 8, 2013 09:07:34   #
Verdstela
 
shirleyrothery wrote:
Try Heathercraft in East Sussex for spare parts (probably second hand) also silverviscount.co.uk. Heathercraft has a web-site, but you cannot email them or order on line, but you can have a look at the site. If you know which parts you need Heathercraft will post them to you.


I went there, on Saturday as I just happened to be in Sussex. Their website said they were closed for the bank holiday weekend from the Sunday. Their opening hours were apparently 10 am to 4pm on a Saturday. We got there at 3pm.

So, despite the fact that they were apparently supposed to be open, they were shut. Not impressed. I think I'll stick to Bedford.
May 10, 2013 23:09:23   #
30Knitter
 
Verdstela wrote:
I'm the one who hasn't got the cams. :)

I would like the cams, if there are some available.

I will check tomorrow and see if there are any Knitmaster 323 cams available. PM me tomorrow.
May 11, 2013 05:28:34   #
Verdstela
 
No problem; I actually have a 360 now with all the bits so I don't need them. Thanks anyway.
May 14, 2013 10:58:57   #
WestfieldWin
 
Welcome to the frustrating world of machine knitting! You definitely need your manual and help from someone hands on. Maggie Andrews lives in Harlow and has web site too. Try e-mailing her for advice and to help point you in the right direction for clubs or tutors. We still have one knitting magazine being printed "Machine Knitting Monthly" where you find articles and help lines to get you going. Hope this is encouraging and not putting you off!
May 15, 2013 07:02:25   #
Verdstela
 
I've also found out that there is apparently a supplier of coned Yeoman yarn right near me so I'm going to check that out tomorrow.
Page: <<prev 1 2 3
Machine Knitting
Home | Latest Digest | Back to Top | All Sections
Contact us | Privacy policy | Terms of use | Copyright
KnittingParadise.com - Forum
Copyright 2004-2016 Knitting Paradise, Inc.