About Manual Knitting machines

What's a Manual Machine?

Manual machines do not have working punchcards or electronics. An popular example is the Silver Reed LK-150 and the Taitexma TH-160.

With manual machines, the knitter selects needles by hand (often with a Needle Pusher ).

Other devices are also available to make needle selection easier on manual machines.

Most of the stitch pattern techniques available with Automatic Patterning machines are knit-able on manual machines. It's just a matter or manually selecting needles.

To more easily keep track of the sequence of needles to be selected, we recommend a "cheat sheet" gauged to your Machine Needle Pitch.