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Jan 29, 2018 21:51:26   #
MKDesigner
 
Is there such a thing as an extension for the mast rod (plastic) on either the Brother 390 or the Singer/Studio LK150? They're interchangeable in the size and the bracket for attaching to the back of the machine. No longer have the LK150, was broken years ago.
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I want to knit the Christine Shawl on my 390 and the cone is way too tall to give free flow of yarn. Could wind off, but want avoid that due to the airy lightness of the yarn.

If anyone has an idea, I would appreciate any info.

Marge
 
Jan 29, 2018 21:58:27   #
Azzara
 
MKDesigner wrote:
Is there such a thing as an extension for the mast rod (plastic) on either the Brother 390 or the Singer/Studio LK150? They're interchangeable in the size and the bracket for attaching to the back of the machine. No longer have the LK150, was broken years ago.

I want to knit the Christine Shawl on my 390 and the cone is way too tall to give free flow of yarn. Could wind off, but want avoid that due to the airy lightness of the yarn.
If anyone has an idea, I would appreciate any info.
Marge
Is there such a thing as an extension for the mast... (show quote)

Why don't you put the cone on the floor behind the machine and let the yarn feed up from there?
Jan 29, 2018 22:11:40   #
Reba1
 
Azzara wrote:
Why don't you put the cone on the floor behind the machine and let the yarn feed up from there?


That's what I do with tall cones!

Jan 29, 2018 23:02:59   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
I place all of my yarns on the floor behind the machine. I contain the balls in something to stop them travelling but cones just sit there. Works fine for me but nothing has access to them there... I can just about get to them myself LOL

ps I hope you enjoy the Christine Shawl, I loved making it so much I made several, even making little changes. Great pattern/recipe.
Jan 30, 2018 04:24:26   #
MKDesigner
 
The only problem is the width of the table. I tried it out, and with the mast being so far forward in the table, the yarn was rubbing terribly on the back edge of the table. It may damage the yarn. However, I may still have a secretarial "return" out in the garage which is only 14"-15" deep. Might work. Hopefully. ☺
Jan 30, 2018 08:29:52   #
Azzara
 
Try putting a piece of foam pipe insulation on the table edge to protect the yarn. Available at home improvement stores, reasonably priced, bendable and you can trim it with scissors.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-1-in-x-6-ft-Foam-Pipe-Insulation-ORP11812/204760805
 
Jan 30, 2018 09:10:43   #
paires
 
MKDesigner wrote:
The only problem is the width of the table. I tried it out, and with the mast being so far forward in the table, the yarn was rubbing terribly on the back edge of the table. It may damage the yarn. However, I may still have a secretarial "return" out in the garage which is only 14"-15" deep. Might work. Hopefully. ☺


I have my midgauge machine on a wide table, too, so I have the same situation. So what is a secretarial “return”?
Jan 30, 2018 10:12:46   #
MKDesigner
 
paires wrote:
I have my midgauge machine on a wide table, too, so I have the same situation. So what is a secretarial “return”?



it is a table that is lower than the desk coming out at right angle. Meant for a typewriter or computer. Mine has wheels and slides under the desk. I can remove the wheels. Some are fixed to the desk, some have a shelf. Mine doesn't, which gives me hope. Now I just have to find and unbury it. LOL

Marge
Jan 30, 2018 10:19:51   #
MKDesigner
 
Azzara wrote:
Try putting a piece of foam pipe insulation on the table edge to protect the yarn. Available at home improvement stores, reasonably priced, bendable and you can trim it with scissors.


Wow. Never thought of anything like that!! Thanks for the suggestion. Will take a look at Lowes this weekend. Thanks,
Marge
Jan 30, 2018 10:21:26   #
Macon
 
I place all my yarns on the floor. Flowing upward from behind the narrow table that my knitting machine sits upon.
This is the least troublesome.
Jan 30, 2018 13:50:56   #
knitsewon
 
Put a bulldog clip on back edge of table , run yarn through eye--- screw a cup hook or similar to back edge , etc-- stick a cord tidier .etc, lots of alternatives .
Buy a yarn break/intarsia yarn holder etc.
so many options.
 
Jan 30, 2018 19:54:03   #
aprilla (a regular here)
 
Some excellent non destructive options. I confess my first thought was to put a hole in the table LOL
Oh dear!
Jan 30, 2018 21:21:43   #
MegsyStylish
 
People do that too. If it’s a dedicated table perhaps, but I like the bulldog clip idea too.
 
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