Silver Reed LK150 Mid-Gauge Knitting Machine
This knitting machine will knit sport, worsted and bulky weight yarns. Two color knitting, texture, lace, cables and ribs are done by manual manipulation. This little workhorse is totally enjoyable! I'm very partial to this model!
The Silver Reed Model LK150, for its simplicity in design and ease of use, will assure you fun and pleasure in your knitting. You will soon be able to make knitwear with all sorts of interesting patterns for sizes up to the full width of 150 needles, and because it handles a wide range of yarns from Sport (US Needle #4) through worsted weight yarns (US #9) and some heavier, you can make knitwear for the full four seasons of the year. It is extremely light weight and compact making it easy to carry and easy to store. Its specially designed roller-capped latch needle ensures smooth and quiet operation.
The carriage rests make the needle bed longer. Use them when knitting over more than 100 needles.
A helpful hint to save you some grief: We have had some problems with dime store/discount worsted weight yarns on this machine. If you plan on using a lot of low quality worsted weight yarns, I highly recommend the SK155 machine. These yarns are less pliable than the quality yarns, thus cause greater stress on the carriages. The SK155 is a heavy duty machine, much more suitable for discount afghan yarns, than the LK150.
VIDEOS: Please take the opportunity to check out my setting up of this machine. Anino TV on youtube.com also has some great videos. I've included one under my video tab, and she has many more. Anino uses the software DesignaKnit to design original patterns to fit her needs.
I have a list of reasons why the LK150 is such a great machine. Of course, after selling them for 30 years, I would, wouldn't I?
- Least expensive machine.
- Best quality plastic bed machine today or ever had been made.
- Not intimidating. Easy to learn.
- Easy to move around the house or take in your RV. I can lift it with one hand.
- Needles have ball bearings on them, so the carriage glides really nice across the bed.
- Great for children to use due to its ease of use and quality.
- Knits the greatest range of yarns that I've seen on any machine, metal or otherwise.
- And if you decide you don't like machine knitting, you've only invested $440, and not the nearly $1,000 the other machines are.
- And if you decide you don't like machine knitting, the LK150 is the easiest machine to sell due to its weight for shipping and the high demand for these machines.
- People who love machine knitting will often buy up into the metal bed line, but never give up their first love, the LK150. That's why you don't see many of these used for sale.
Gosh-a top 10 !!
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Arrived in pristine condition. Well packed. Good buy.
I am in love with this machine. Upgraded after using a Bond/USM for a gazillion years and I'm sorry I waited this long. So easy to set up and get started, had a bunch of swatches in a variety of yarn weights and types done within an hour or two. Had a scarf and wrap done by that night and am planning out some garments and a patterned blanket.
I’m a hand knitter who had no idea where to start with machine knitting, but the detailed descriptions and reviews made me pretty confident that this would be the perfect pick for a first machine. It is so sturdy, you wouldn’t think to notice that it’s plastic because it’s so well made. I got started making a swatch in stockinette pretty quickly and even when I was a little rough with it by accident or the yarn got stuck, the machine could handle it. I can’t wait to pick out some patterns and start busting my yarn stash!
As a hand knitter for many years (okay... decades), I really appreciate all of the information Angelika has posted in her ABOUT KNITTING MACHINES section on this website. I absolutely love knitting on this machine. Just completed a baby blanket in a few hours that would have taken several weeks. Even if I decide to buy an electronic model in the future, I will be able to use the large ball winder, tools, and weights that I bought with this LK150.
I love this machine. It is easy to set up and use and I have enjoyed getting to know it. I am a first time machine knitter but have been a long time hand knitted. I am looking forward to making some new projects on this machine.
Really appreciated the fast shipping! This machine is easy to use right out of the box. I'd never used a knitting machine before, and I made a scarf the same day. A great experience all around :-)
It's an ok machine. Not as well made as the very old Singer HK100 machine I had back in the day.
Arrived quickly and great product!!