Saturday, October 23, 2010

Yes! Great Advice from Trico a Maquina

Knitting Machine Info

Irma is pointing out that your needle number strip can slide out of place! It should be positioned so 1-1 is exactly in the center and the end needles match the end markings.

I used to have one that slid out of place, and I checked it frequently, so that if a pattern said to use a certain needle setup, I got the proper setup. Each spot on your machine corresponds to a column on your punch card or your electronic patterning.


  1. How is the strip different than the needle numbers engraved on the actual needle bed? I see there's something about it in my manual, but I can't seem to wrap my head around it yet.

  2. Brother machines don't have numbers engraved in the needle bed. Do Silver Reed machines? My MK-70 doesn't.

    Wish they did!