Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Photos of Knitmaster HK-160

I went to pick up the new machine tonight. Here are some photos i took - i havent really had time to use it. Think it could do with some oil, as the carriage is a bit stiff but will have a proper look at it tomorrow.

The previous owner must have really looked after it as the box looks like it could have come out of the factory yesterday!!! its immaculate.

The lady i bought it off must have been organised too. It came complete with a lever arch file containing loads of punchcards, patterns and of course the instruction book. She had even included the test swatches she had made with some of the punchcards. Ive put them on display behind the machine in the photo. Its just like the MK70 but doesnt fold and the needles are held by little gates. It reminds me a bit of a cross between the 4500 and the 700. Similar needle bed of the 4500 in terms of width and weight, yet the same principles as the 700 carriage. The only difference is that when you move the cam lever around if you were to move from stockinette to say tuck, the side levers automatically go back, whereas on the other machines you have to move them back yourself. Quite cool!!

Going to have a play with it tomorrow and test some of the cards.

Thats all for now.



  1. Phil, do you have any ideas where I can get a carriage for an HK160 machine. I know someone who has one, it will cast on but will not knit. Do you have any ideas?

  2. Phil, I have this machine too! I only managed to make socks on it. Pretty much love it.