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May 10, 2019 06:58:43   #
tahiti98
 
I have been a hand knitter for years but am new to machine knitting. However, in a short time I find I am already addicted!
In only a couple of months I have acquired a Passap Vario, a Silver Reed SK160, a Brother KH930, and a Studio (I think) 580. Plus a lot of accessories (ie knit leader, color change, ribbers, knit radar)!! Didn't plan to buy all of this but by chance found someone selling all of her knitting machines etc to downsize­čśŐ. So I am looking forward to a lot of exciting creations!!

So, I was wondering if anyone knows where to buy cheap cone yarn for practicing and waste yarn in all of the various gauges?
THANKS!
 
May 10, 2019 07:10:40   #
bokemom (a regular here)
 
Glad that you're having fun. I almost never use coned yarn with my machines, where I'm at it's very hard to source and expensive. I just use regular yarn. I use my ball winder to wind my yarn around a empty tp roll and it works just fine. Good luck.
May 10, 2019 07:20:20   #
pcrochet
 
Acmoore and Joanns usually have bags of mills ends for $8 or less if you think that would work. Usually get at least 4 skeins some are mixed bags too.
May 10, 2019 07:25:05   #
lecartwrt
 
Tahiti98: Machine Knitting is such a thrill! I've acquired cone yarn bargains from a local crafting thrift store, local machine knitters downsizing and from members of my local MK group. Hope this helps.
May 10, 2019 08:00:41   #
tahiti98
 
Nice suggestion, Thanjs!
May 10, 2019 11:14:41   #
Macon
 
Maybe, one of the sellers of the machines has yarn too.
 
May 10, 2019 11:28:13   #
Patrice B-Z (a regular here)
 
There is a site on Facebook, for machine knitters and it is only for supplies and sale of items. You must join, but I have seen many batches of cone yarns, and they have a sister site that is informative. Very helpful people, like here on KP!
May 11, 2019 08:49:47   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
Don't know where you are, but check EBay, Newtons yarn country in CA.....There is also a lot of other sources online.
You do know you have been infected....before you know it those pesky machines will have multiplied and will invites lots of yarn into your house!
tahiti98 wrote:
I have been a hand knitter for years but am new to machine knitting. However, in a short time I find I am already addicted!
In only a couple of months I have acquired a Passap Vario, a Silver Reed SK160, a Brother KH930, and a Studio (I think) 580. Plus a lot of accessories (ie knit leader, color change, ribbers, knit radar)!! Didn't plan to buy all of this but by chance found someone selling all of her knitting machines etc to downsize­čśŐ. So I am looking forward to a lot of exciting creations!!

So, I was wondering if anyone knows where to buy cheap cone yarn for practicing and waste yarn in all of the various gauges?
THANKS!
I have been a hand knitter for years but am new to... (show quote)
May 11, 2019 09:27:52   #
keetza
 
Be careful of the content of the cheap yarn - you may damage your machines. Best to use any yarn with a little give - some cheap yarns have none.
May 11, 2019 13:00:57   #
silversurfer
 
Waste yarn is just that. All the left over yarn from previous projects. It does not have to be coned yarn nor the same thickness as the item you are making.
May 11, 2019 14:07:27   #
tahiti98
 
Haha!!! It just sort of happened!!
But non-knitters (ie my husband) are immune to this disease, huh?!
 
May 12, 2019 04:08:10   #
Celt Knitter (a regular here)
 
Not all of them are...my husband aids and abets......but I've concluded that it fueled by guilt because he's always had had several shed loads of stuff, and he loves knitted sweaters, especially red ones. It's 50 shades of red in our house!
tahiti98 wrote:
Haha!!! It just sort of happened!!
But non-knitters (ie my husband) are immune to this disease, huh?!
May 16, 2019 10:01:36   #
artsea
 
Any machine attracts my hubby.. He shrugs when it comes to knitting needles or crochet hook but a machine ....Now that's a different cup of tea. Any problems and he's right in there offering to fix it.
May 16, 2019 11:34:09   #
tahiti98
 
artsea wrote:
Any machine attracts my hubby.. He shrugs when it comes to knitting needles or crochet hook but a machine ....Now that's a different cup of tea. Any problems and he's right in there offering to fix it.

Hmmm, that's a great angle to use!
 
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