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May 12, 2019 17:34:19   #
Maybe using every other needle will help..please reviewe this video from Youtube..
May 12, 2019 19:20:54   #
If you haven't already, try putting the mast tension to the highest number and the carriage tension to the highest number. See if it makes a difference.
May 13, 2019 00:18:19   #
Okay I will definitely try a thinner yarn!! Thank you for the suggestion!! 😋
May 13, 2019 08:14:09   #
mlab (a regular here)
abbyabbyabby wrote:
Okay I will definitely try a thinner yarn!! Thank you for the suggestion!! 😋

That would probably be a very good idea. Yarn that would handknit with max 3.5mm needles, but preferably 2, 2.5 or 3mm might be best. If you can get cones of 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 ply, that would be very useful. Two strands of 1ply = 3ply and three strands of 1ply = 4ply.
I don't have a Silver Read machine, but cast on on a Brother by putting all needles in working position, then half in upper working position, then the yarn over the needles as you do on your clip and then pass the carriage from right to left. As it does, it picks up all the needles and makes a nice closed border.
Very good luck.
May 13, 2019 10:26:52   #
Susan-Knits-Too (a regular here)
Your yarn is too thick for your machine. You need a much finer yarn like a 1 or 2.
May 13, 2019 14:02:14   #
Standard gauge 4.5 mm works best with sock yarn. Fingering and also lace weight.
May 13, 2019 18:10:32   #
Hi abbyabbyabby

I looked at your video. Looks like you're skipping step 2 of the following:

1. You bring the needles out and set the carriage as shown on page 11 of your manual.
2. Pass the carriage left to right so all the needles you brought out are in B position.
3. Bring every other needle to D position, and the other needles stay in B position (3rd picture on p 11).
4. Set the weaving knob on ~ and thread the carriage.
5. Then, lay your yarn over the D position needles and continue.
May 14, 2019 09:50:26   #
Double check the needles. If you can undo the the wool carriage part to see which needles are jamming it helps. My machine had two needles in the middle that had the leavers jammed under the hooks.
May 29, 2019 05:23:08   #
I had a problem like that with my sk280, when I was demonstrating it to someone!. When I got it home I found one of the needles was bent. On looking further quite a few of the needles were in a bad shape. I've ordered more and hopefully they'll come soon as I need to start knitting again. But do have a close look at your needles.
May 29, 2019 15:41:04   #
Your set up looks wrong to me. You need every other needle in hold and the in-between in work. Using the SK 840 standard gauge you lay the yarn across, put your weaving brushes down and knit across. On my mid-gauge 860SK, you need to set the side lever forward on the side you are going across.

Please go over your manual for that machine. Manuals are not very well written, IMHO.
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