Artisan KH860 punch card knitting machine with Ribber KR850
Artisan 860 Standard Gauge Punch Card Knitting Machine with Standard Gauge Ribber
A standard gauge knitting machine like the KH860 knits finer yarn like 4 and 3 ply fingering weight and sock yarn used by hand knitters. The knitting looks somewhat like commercially produced knitting. You can knit stockinette stitch and ribbed stitches when you include the ribber. However, this knitting machine can also use a Punch Card to create knitting stitch patterns automatically. Place a punch card in the machine and activate it. Now you can automatically knit Thread lace, Tuck, Slip, Weaving, Fair isle and Single Motif Isolation and more stitches. There is a basic KH860 Knitting Machine Pattern card set included or you can make your own with an optional puncher and blank cards. Punch cards for this machine are 24 stitch-wide pattern repeats. Most 24-stitch punch cards available from other brands of knitting machines and are interchangeable with this machine. The standard gauge machine is a 4.5 mm needle pitch knitting machine. This means there are 4.5 mm between the needles. There are 200 needles on the bed which will knit most sizes of garments. This is a very versitile knitting machine. It accepts any brother attachments for the KH860 knitting machine.
Standard Gauge Ribbing Attachment for the KH860 Knitting Machine:
The standard gauge KR 850 ribber is included and is also 4.5 mm pitch, with 200 needles. For Rib Knitting and Double Bed Fair Isle patterns. If you are not using the standard gauge ribbing attachment, it drops down out of the way or it can be detached and stored. Model #: KR838
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