About the LK-150 Knitting Machine
You NEED the Manual
LK-150 Specific Tutorials
Tutorials for Manual Machines
COURSES: LK-150 Deep Dive

Why this machine is so popular

You can so so much with the Silver Reed LK-150 knitting machine. This manual machine has so much going for it, that many experienced machine knitters are giving their metal bed, automatic patterning machines a rest and using the LK for fast, fun projects.

Some of the advantages of this machine:
  • It's lightweight and easy to take up and down
  • It has a reasonable price point
  • You can take it to knit club meetings and travel with it as well
  • It's not complicated. 4 levers ... that's it for all sorts of stitch patterns
  • It knits a wide variety of yarns
  • It can give you the "instant gratification" that we all want
LK-150 Knitting machine

LK-150 Manual

LK-150 Manual

This is a link to the main manual for the LK-150 machine.

LK-150 Fairisle Carriage

LK-150 Fairisle Carriage

This carriage is no longer made and is hard to find. It is similar to the basic carriage that comes with the machine, but it includes a different yarn feeder and a switch that allows you to knit with 2 colors on the same row.

LK-150 Intarsia Carriage

LK-150 Intarsia Carriage

Intarsia carriage that allows you to knit color blocks and as many colors in a row as you choose. The newer version of this accessory is the AG-11

LK150 Extension Instruction

LK150 Extension Instruction

Another feature of the LK-150 is the ability to extend the width of the needlebed. This Manual tells you how.

Focusing on the LK

Replace a Needle LK-150

LK-150 and DAK

Fairisle on the LK-150

Plaiting Feeder on the LK-150

Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs

'Must Know' Cast On Methods

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Using Skinny Yarn with your LK-150

Expand your horizons by using skinny yarn on any machine. Sock Yarn on the LK? Sure!

You might be surprised at the results you can get with different yarns on your machine.

Techniques for Manual Machines

The LK-150 like the Brother 350 or other manual machines does not have a punchcard or electronics to automatically select needles for tuck, slip, fairisle or other stitch patterns. That does not limit you to plain stockinette, it just means you have to learn to select the needles for stitch patterns AND understand the levers and needle positions to create beautiful textures and patterns.

The following tutorials (and others in the Knit it Now Learning Library) may be demonstrated on a different machine, but the concepts apply to your LK-150 (or any non-automatic patterning machine).

Hand manipulation is often done on all styles of machines. Don't feel left out if you don't have automatic patterning.

Tutorials that apply to all machines

These are just a few tutorials from the Learning Library that apply to the LK-150 and other manual machines.

Stretchy Bind Off without Gate Pegs

Weaving Cast on WITHOUT Brushes

Hold Position

Knitweave Without Brushes

Weaving Cast on

Hybrid Intarsia - Method 1

Hybrid Intarsia - Method 2

Intarsia with a Manual Machine

Create Cables on the Machine

Mastering your LK-150 Bundle

  • Are you are new to your LK-150?
  • Are you ready to do more than plain ‘ol stockinette?
  • Frustrated with the progress you've made?
Dust off that machine and GET KNITTING!
We've put together "Master your LK-150" a 3-part course bundle just for you.

Click each image below for details of each course in the bundle

Your 2nd Sweater

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Maybe you haven't had success knitting sweaters, or maybe your 1st sweater was a bit ambitious for you.

This easy-to-knit sweater is the perfect confidence booster. No matter what your experience level, use this pattern as a canvas for your creativity.

The start-to-finish demos in this course were worked on the LK-150.

Get Some Practice with your Machine

Join other knitters in a fun, 'no stress' project that will hone your skills with easy-to-complete exercises.

You will need to have played with tuck and slip on your machine .... ANY machine! (you have your manual ... right?)
You will:
  • Gain confidence in swatching and measuring for gauge
  • Compare stitch pattern techniques
  • Learn more about stitch patterning on your machine
  • Practice seaming and joining
  • Learn and try finishing techniques

You will be knitting and assembling blocks, focusing on stitch patterning techniques. The knitting will be done in small, bite-size chunks so you can focus on the concepts, but end up with a useful blanket for yourself, a friend or someone in need.

Although designed for ANY machine, this Knit-Along is perfect for LK-150 knitters who are ready to take the next steps on their journey ... stitch patterning. If you are just getting started, we suggest the course "Master LK-150 Patterning". It's designed just for you!

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