I have a knitking simple seven machine. It is either a 7 mm or 7 1/2mm gauge. Would that be the same as hand knitting with those size needles?
Thanks for the offer, but I don't think I could use bulky yarn on my machine. I guess my km falls under the standard gauge.KateWood said:I'd say so, other knitters have said that of the LK150.
I tried to search the internet for your machine and found it aka Brother KX350 which is a 7mm KM. I have 4 zippy90
pattern mags that are good for all bulky machines, as per the cover, if you would like them, send me a pm with your email.
I did not know that the speed at which I knit would affect the gauge. Thank you for that info.iiwoody said:The simple 7 (KnitKing version of the brother KX-350) dial does correspond to the hand knitting needle size pretty much, if you don't go 90mph with the carriage. You still have to take a swatch though. I wouldn't knit anything without first knitting a swatch. I used a hand knit "L" type guage and it always corresponded to the same size as the knitting pattern was written. If you go too fast with the carriage it tightens the stitch and can give you a very wrong finished product.