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Hello I just got a singer chuncky with no instructions. Would love to use it, can anyone HELP? Thank you


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Hello I just got a Singer Chuncky model 150 with no instructions. Would love to use it, can anyone HELP?


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Great website! I purchased an old Singer. It's green and a doublebed made in France. It seems to be from the 1950-1960s. I believe it is a Singer MK1 / MK2 (Singer Mark1/Mark2. I need a manual. Thanks


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The web page is great. I really like it and wish that I lived closer so that I could join your club. Being a re-starter to machine knitting I find I have lost my instuctions for Knitmaster Zippy-de-luxe and can't get started. Has anyone a copy of the instruction book that I could have photocopied please? I live just north of Hastings in Bethersden Kent so could get down there to collect if necessary. Hope you can help while I am still enthusiastic!!!! Thanks Judi Fisher


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Can anyone help. My father just gave me a, from what I can tell, very old knitmaster, with a ribmaster attatchment. I have instruction manual for ribmaster but not knitmaster. From the ribmaster manual i can work out that my knitmaster is a 3500 or 4500 model. I have absolutely no idea at all of how to operate this thing!! So if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated, photo copied or emailed instructions or anything that would be of help. Thanks.


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Can anyone help. My father just gave me a, from what I can tell, very old knitmaster, with a ribmaster attatchment. I have instruction manual for ribmaster but not knitmaster. From the ribmaster manual i can work out that my knitmaster is a 3500 or 4500 model. I have absolutely no idea at all of how to operate this thing!! So if anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated, photo copied of emailed instructions or anything that would be of help. Thanks.


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You have a very good site - congratulations. Sorry to bother you, but I am looking for a hand or machineknitting pattern for a French Onion Seller's type Beret. Have any of your members got one, please, or can suggest where I might find one. Sincerely'Janice Newton


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Hi could anyone tell me how old my knitmaster 360 is please.

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hi , ive just purchased a second hand singer magic memory knitting machine, and have been trying to find information on how to use it, and knitting patterns also. Im a complete novice and havent mastered casting on properly yet, so am looking for anyone who knows how to use one or have any patterns to share with me to get me going, as i havent been able to find anything on the net.Would anyone know if any kind of machiine knitting pattern would work, or would it have to be a singer pattern? thanks in advance Bev

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Can anyone help please with an instruction book for a knitmaster 700.?

many thanks,


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hi, i'm totally new at this and i have an old knitmaster 360 without instructions, anything that would help me assemble it even (lety alone knit with it) would be of so much use. thankyou/please, i'm not sure


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hi my names sara, im 14, and i've just started my GCSE course in textiles and my theme is oriental, and i wanted to knit a red hanging turtle neck jumper with black chinese symbols but i have no idea what to do or where to get any patters from, so if anyone can tell me where to start in making my jumper, and provide me with any oriental patters, i will appreciate it very much. thank you xx x


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Could someone please e-mail me instructions on how to use a brother KH8600 knitting machine. A friend bought it second hand without instruction manual. Any advice on how to work it would be most appreciated.


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I live in North Suffolk. I have a Kntimaster 360kl knitting machine with ribber and all accessories (I know its old but it was virtually never used). I also have £100's of coned wool. I thought it would be a good idea to give it all to a charity who knits (preferably needed clothes) for the needful. Do you have any advice or contacts.

Jenny Willard


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hi sue! sorry i have not yet been back to club, the old problem work work, work, but there is light at the end of the tunnel!!!i will be retireing the middle of next month at last and if there is room i hope to become a regular by the end of nov. after our hols. so see you soon....mary


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I have just got a Empisal knitting machine model KH-91L but there was no manual. I would be most happy if someone could find it in there heart to send me any kind of manual weather it be by email or post as i have always wanted to knit but being left handed no one could teach me once again i would luv to hear from someone Tanya from Australia p.s I just love your site.


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Just bought a used Brother KH601 knitting machine. machine is in great condition but I need a manual. Can any one help. Thanks a mil.


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Can anyone tell us who to contact or how we go about getting tickets for the machine knitting show in your area on the 14th septemeber. We come from Canterbury and need some contact information.


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I had promised to join the club at the textile cycle show, but didnt get the chance, so let me know what to do ! Regards, Maggie (Corkwood knitwear)


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Dear Sue

Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the club on Tuesday. I am sure everyone else did too. It was a real hive of industry. Thanks for all your effort.

Plumpton was great too.

See you on Saturday.

Penny


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2nd brain charge up completed.

/ or 30 banana boxes (each one holds 6 'pumpkins' or upto 15 250gr cones) + 1 med & 1 lge suitcase.

the knitmaster machine was another £60 private buy, the K/M chunky + ribber was bought from the local sewing and knitting machine shop.

yours, andrew buck.


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the prologue part two. now that the short term memories have been recharged I've remembered what I forgot before. our best machine buy was a worn-out 360 + ribber which came complete with all accessories (and i mean all accessories) including two boxes of manuals, monthly magazines,10 yrs of, the ribber books 1 & 2, technical books,how to knit dresses and skirts etc etc. but the best part of the bargain was definitely a garage full / 3 car loads full / black bin bags which filled the floor of the lounge diner 20'x8' (twice over) and all for £150. and of course we now have 2 martians (tension arms) which means we can knit 4 strands at the same time without having to twist them together first, 3 strand garments we're getting pretty good at.

yours, andrew buck.


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dear. our story so far. 30 years ago my(now) wife bought a 166 needle knitmaster for £35. within a few years that was traded for a Singer Magic Memory 200 needle bed(still a well loved and working part of our collection) which also includes an old Brother chunky machine (7*?series),an old Brother standard machine,(so old that it does not even have a closable gate) both bought for £50 within the last 2 yrs(unfortunately both without a manual). A Brother 386 machine + ribber bought from my sister 5 yrs ago, an 'up to date' Knitmaster 360 200 needle bed with a srp360 ribber bed and an upgraded 700 carriage. And just to complete the family there is a knitmaster 175? professional Chunky machine.

about us 2 'sad' people, I am a young(in mind at least) 49 year old male with Parkinson's + short term memory loss, diagnosed 9 days short of 43 yrs old, no pity please i've still got at least my sense of humour, jokes to follow. My wife is just turned 55 yrs old, beginning to fill up with arthritis, retired 6 yrs ago to look after me, when the arthritis started 'to bite', she is the knitting expert while I am the oiler,setter upperer,foreman(in the nicest possible way)and technical supervisor (always good for a laugh putting a Parkinsonian with short term memory loss in charge of 'operations') and just to stop her getting bored she decided (two years ago) god bless her that we should become legal guardians to a little lad who will be 9 yrs old later on this month (who we first met 1 month before he was born) and if all the previous was not enough we were presented with a grand-daughter 7 weeks ago. our wants ? that's the easy part. somebody to have natters with, 2,3&4 ply knitting patterns to fit everybody from 7 wks old size 14/16 'isabel' to 44" 'isobel's mum. yours, andrew (& ann) buck. P.S. do you really want to hear jokes from violins to noddy & big ears.


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Hi Folks! Read your page - Fantastic! I live in the country and so I'm isolated from other knitters. I do a lot of contract knitting. Regards A Knitting fanatic!


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Great page! Yet another person looking for an instruction book. My mom has a Brother, made in Japan, with no idea how to use it. It has no model # or other markings, and it is blue. A manual, a photocopied manual, or even e-mail instructions would be most appreciated. Thanks.


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Hello all, I have just bought myself an empisal knitting machine that it is quite old but appears to be well cared for.It came with lots of groovy seventies pattern books but no manual. I think the model may be KH600 though I am not entirely sure as I cannot find such markings on the actual machine (maybe I just dont know where to look?).I have used a similar knitting machine before, a long time a go (but not as flash a model) and I am dead keen to get going again. Could anyone help me with a manual. If not this model then a simiar one just to remind me how it all works again. I would be very greatful for any assistance.

Cheers Isabel Brisbane Australia


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Great site! I am looking for an instruction book for Brother KH860 . I am anxious to get started and have no idea where to begin. Any help would be greatly appreciated. We live in Western Washington State, USA


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Hi, My mother-in-law has recently bought a Knitmaster model 321 with no manuel. Could anyone tell me where she could find one? Thank you Joe


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Hi, Penny and Jean here from Priory Knits. Enjoyed scrolling through the messages from all and sundry. Looking forward to our cup of coffee when next we meet at the club. We really enjoy our meetings. Keep up the good work!


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Nice site. Love what you did for the Kosovo kids.

Can anyone help me with information about what all the buttons do on an Empisal(Brother/Knitmaster) KH600 machine that I've inherited? Many thanks. Marnie in Australia


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Very impressed with web page, just wanted to let you know that our knitting shop in Rochester Kent is having a good clear out and open to bartering and auctions on lots of knitting machines, accessories and yarn. Please would you pass this info. onto your members. Many Thanks Regards Caroline. P.S. We are open 9.30-5pm everyday except Wednesday and Sundays.


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hi just found your site,i noticed most of the queries are for knitmaster, i have just been given a brother kh 811 machine, with no manual, can anyone help please. all my other machines have been knitmaster and i dont know where to start with this one thankyou


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Hope to see lots of you at the SUMMER SHOW in S.Croydon. 20th July 2002. Please e-mail me for details / booking forms. We are having a free raffle to celebrate this 10th show. Also new this year will be cream teas! Anne. annekent@ntlworld.com


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Interesting site. Can anyone help with manual for Knitmaster SK 303. Am slowly trying to get back into knitting and acquired this machine as a first step. Its even older than my previous model which expired 10 years ago.


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your page is great,I have recently aquired a singer memomatic 329, & having a lot of trouble getting started with it.Is there a special kind of wool you have to use with them?I have done everything they say in the manual,but still can't get going with it.I would like to find someone close to me here in BRIBIE ISLAND in QLD that could help me out to get me started with it.I really would like to learn how to use it properly. Hope you can help me. thanks Joyce.


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Hi: Your site is so friendly! Perhaps you can answer a question for me, because I'm not getting any good search results on the web. A friend of mine has given me a knitting machine owned by her mother. I am assuming it was purchased sometime in the 1950's as a guess. All the many parts are intact and in the original case, and the machine seems to be in good shape, but I have no instructions and know nothing about machine knitting. Can you tell me anything about a "Friend" knitting machine from this time period? The brand name "Friend" is surrounded by lots of asian writing - I'm not sure if it is Japanese, Chinese, or something else - but "Friend" is the only English word on the machine or box. Any direction you might give me would be greatly appreciated!!!

best regards, and thanks, Elizabeth Brinkerhoff Providence, Rhode Island, USA


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Hi there, very informative page and great layout.I recently aquired to very old but in very good condition Empisal Vistamatic 250's in complete condition but without any manuals any kind soul out there that can help?
Keep up the great work and fondest greetings from South Africa. 


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Like your site love your enthusiasm. Try our site www.s-cheshire.ac.uk/new_scc/spotlight/loc_link/babywear/index.htm or go to google search and type rayofhope knitting that finds


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Like your site love your enthusiasm. Try our site www.s-cheshire.ac.uk/new_scc/spotlight/loc_link/babywear/index.htm or go to google search and type rayofhope knitting that finds


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your club sounds good. I wish it was nearer to Plymouth. very nice web ite too. congratulations! I got the address from M.k. monnthly.


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I think your charity knitting is just amazing. I do charity work for my local NICU and design & share patterns. I am new to machine knitting and if you would share some of the patterns that you use, I certainly would appreciate it. You can see some of my original designs at my site at bwCreations.freeservers.com A friend put it up for me and I can design sewing, hand knit & crochet patterns, but lost not as good when it comes to machine knitting. Feel free to copy the patterns if any of you crochet and if you need any sewing patterns I have lots of those too. I do lots of burial sets and hope to be able to make one on the machine some day.

Thanks, Barbara


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Great site! Just wanted to let you know the Machine knitting SUMMER SHOW is back next year. 20th July 2002 will send details later Best wishes, Anne Kent


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Great page you´ve got. I hope anyone can help me: I need instructions for use for an Empisal knitmaster mod. 305 automatic


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Wery nice page! We just got an Empisal-knitmaster 305 Automatic without a manual. Do you know where to get one? Is this machine old and not usable? Hilde


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Pleased to find your page. Thought machine knitting had become old hat - no magazines to be had about. Was looking for a cabinet to house my old machine so that I could use it now and again but not having any look


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Would like to know where I can get instructions for a brother KH890. I am doing this for a friend that does not have a computer and just bought this used machine. So if you could help me!!!! Thanks


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Just inherited a knitmasterhk160 but no instruction booklets .Anyone out there with a set of booklets for sale ?


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i'm looking for Instruktions

EMPISAL - KNITMASTER 305 Automatic

on software please

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Loved the page. Next time I visit Bexhill,which I do often I will try to make one of your meetings.I live in Lancs, an area full of knitting venus.


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Will you be going online with your club? I am unable to get out as much these days but I to love to knit. I am new to machine knitting so I am looking for something with ideas and tips for the novice that is online. Can you help or suggest anything.


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Hello! Where have I surfaced? Not Australia. My Mum who has been knitting for over 45 years has given me an empisal computamatic KH680L. She had 4 children who were always told "to get out of my hair". I have only ever hand knitted, crochetted and sewn. Now I am lumped with a machine and I have to learn 'how to drive it'. Any advice about how to go about this? (Mum refuses to teach/show me). She says: "There's the "Friendly Instruction Manual, You read it, and follow the instructions". She won't listen to my protests and reasoning that I am a 'look and learn' type person, not a 'book and learn' person. (I need to visualize things). So how do I get this under my belt? AND are you an Australian site? PS I am determined to give it a go.


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Hi Sue Congratulations on your fantastic web site. Best wishes to all


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I have just found your website in Machine knitting monthly and am a very keen knitter .Belong to 3 clubs and am a National Tutor and National judgeI would like to correspond with some one inyour club if they are interested Regards Pat


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Finally I have found a site which deals with Knitmaster machines! My name is Michelle and I have just bought a Knitmaster Emperisal 360/260k but without an instruction booklet. Can any one help?


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I am due to have a youngster which has set my mum off knitting like crazy. She has now got out her knitting machine. Its a Empisal knitmaster which I guess is about 25 years old. She has been looking for some baby patterns for this machine without any success. Does anyone know if it is possible to get this sort of thing anymore. Many thanks in anticipation.


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I think it was very good, and I would like if you make some new things too. Many wishes from Nordfalster,Denmark.


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Sue sory I haven't been to the club lately, but I am over at Rye on Tuesday, as I don't have my car. You know I have a new man in my life know, so things have changed quite alot. I will try to get to see you soon. Regards Merle Happy Christmas & New Year


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MAYBE YOUR GUILD CAN HELP. I BOUGHT A SEARS KNITMASTER EMISAL MOD 305 AUTOMATIC.YES, I KNOW IT IS 25YEARS OLD. VERY DIRTY, BUT STILL USEFUL. NEED A MANUAL TO KNOW HOW YO CLEAN, AND KNOW WHAT ALL THOSE BUTTONS ARE FOR. EVEN IF SOMEONE THERE COULD EMAIL AND EXPLAIN. THANK YOU SO MUCH IN ADVANCE. JO-ANN


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Great page! I haven't knitted for 20yrs or so, since my children were young. I've just been given a Knitmaster 305 auto with NO HANDBOOK! I've got the knitting 'bug' again. Anyone know where I can obtain a handbook, please? Many thanks, Maggie


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I had not looked at your page for some time, since it first began in fact, and it is great to see all that you have got on there Sue.Keep up the good work!!


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Best wishes for your new knitting club.

Forty members makes you sound like a very enthusiastic lot!

Good luck!


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Absolutely lovely. I live in British Columbia, Canada. How about coming over for our M.K. Retreat in April,2001!


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Sounds interesting. Even though I haven't done much machine knitting recently, I am full of ideas and would like to get back into it.

I have an old Singer with ribber (punchcard in the carriage) which I have never really become friendly with and an even older Knitmaster (Empisal 250) which I find a lot easier to knit with. It doesnt even have a punchcard facility, but I have done quite a bit with it. And at the moment blocks and stripes are in fashion, which has helped a lot. Anyway it is such a simple and sturdy machine and mistakes are so easily dealt with, it almost feels like handknitting. Does anyone know whether I can knitweave with this machine or do intarsia, as I have read a couple of books on machine knitting where these techniques were explained, but I have never managed to do them with this machine.

I am also looking for a sideways knitted jumper and I can't understand whether there was no pattern in any of the recent machine knitting magazines, as they are in fashion now. Can anyone help me here? Thanks!


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Sounds interesting. Even though I haven't done much machine knitting recently, I am full of ideas and would like to get back into it.

I have an old Singer with ribber (punchcard in the carriage) which I have never really become friendly with and an even older Knitmaster (Empisal 250) which I find a lot easier to knit with. It doesnt even have a punchcard facility, but I have done quite a bit with it. And at the moment blocks and stripes are in fashion, which has helped a lot. Anyway it is such a simple and sturdy machine and mistakes are so easily dealt with, it almost feels like handknitting. Does anyone know whether I can knitweave with this machine or do intarsia, as I have read a couple of books on machine knitting where these techniques were explained, but I have never managed to do them with this machine.

I am also looking for a sideways knitted jumper and I can't understand whether there was no pattern in any of the recent machine knitting magazines, as they are in fashion now. Can anyone help me here? Thanks!

Wonder if


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Great site! Felt encouraged to take it up again.

I am looking for a fairly up-to-date sideways knitted jumper. Can anyone tell me where to find one?


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hi i am looking for a maunal for a empisal-knitmaster mod.305 auto. thanks terra


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Hi there. I think your Webpage is splendid and I wish you every success with your new Club. Regards from not so sunny Western Australia


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Hi from British Columbia, Canada. Found your page tonight and enjoyed looking at all the lovely knitting. I have a web site at http://members.xoom.com/bcmknitter if you would like to take a look. Happy knitting.


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like your page was looking for knitmasterinformation as i have several machines and one is impisal and its maker i believe is the knitmaster keep up the good work and enjoy your knitting


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i am trying to get spare parts for my knitmaster machine have you any ideas where i can get them.


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well done proiry knits what a refreshing web page.although i have only been able to attend one meeting so far i,m sure the welcome will still be there if i can manage to visit again.keep up the good work. machine knits will be back with a bang again i.m sure when they all get fed up with all the technology out there and more homely pastimes will be back in fashion again


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I think your Web Page is a great idea. I just might do the same thing for my Club in Perth, Western Australia. Good Luck and Best Wishes for a successful future. Mollie


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brilliant page!


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Hi Sue

I am in Hastings Coll. of Art and Tech doing an Internet beginners course, so I thought I would pop in. A well set-up site.


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Hi!

Just found your informative homepage on the web and I hope, you or the members of you knitting club can perhaps help me. Recently I bought a secondhand LK-150 ( is it called option 4 in the UK ?)from Knitmaster. Unfortunately, it came without the instruction manual. My problem is, that here in Switzerland there is no further information or help available concerning to this nice little machine. All I know is, there must be an (elderly) book for this machine called "Simply sensational " or "Option 4 for midgauge" from Knitmaster. The problem is, I have no idea how and where to get these old books or other helpful items. Second, I have got an old copy of a magazine "Modern Machine Knitting". Does anyone of you know, if this magazine is still alife today? It would be so kind of you, to tell me, where I can subscribe this great magazine! (Or, where I can get more former issues)And perhaps you do know some other magazines useful for knitmaster machines. Every adress ( even the adress of Knitmaster)or hint relating to my machine would help and would be very welcome! Here in Sitzerland machine knitting is obviously totally out and I seem to be the only person , who wants to learn this... Many thanks in advance and please, excuse my bad english!

Greetings from Zürich and happy knitting!

Katja Hertzberg

Hochstr. 36 8044 Zuerich Switzerland

hertz@stub.unibe.ch


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Dear Sue,

This is Jean Miller in Wichita Kansas, Having a great time with the family miss the knitting, think the web page is very informative see you soon.

Love Jean


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Hi Sue - Page is great. Best wishes for the club's success. I think something new & a fresh start is just what machine knitting needs.I will surport you in any way I can. Anne


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