Silver Reed SK155 Knitting Machine
Silver Reed offers the SK155 as its' bulky/chunky gauge machine. it is a metal bed machine with automatic patterning by a mechanical punch card. It is a real work horse and will last for many years. The SK155 knitting machine is a 9mm machine. Works perfectly with worsted and bulky weight yarns. Thinner yarns will work on this machine, but you will not be able to knit them as tight as you might want.
The SK155 machine will knit to 4.5 sts per inch easily though to 3 sts per inch and less on stockinette. Which can be related to using US#7 to a US#10.5. Yarn that uses a US#11 may or may not work. Super Bulky and Jumbo size yarns are too thick and the machine hook will split through the middle of the yarn and jam your knitting. If a yarn uses a smaller needle, the machine may not be able to get more stitches to inch. If you need more stitches per inch, consider the Silver Reed LK150, a mid-gauge model.
Silver Reed Model SK155 Chunky. 12 stitch automatic patterning
Uses Worsted and Bulky Weight Yarns for 4.5-3.5 sts per inch
Stockinet - Tuck Stitch - Slip Stitch - Punch Lace - Fair Isle - Weaving
110 needles - 9mm
This piece of quality equipment is engineered and manufactured to meet high standards of versatility and durability.
You can machine knit like a professional with the fully automatic Silver Reed SK155 punch card chucky knitting machine.
Knit stockinet, slip and tuck stitch, fair isle, weaving and punch lace. Choose mohair, crunchy textured cotton, ribbon, chenille, thick boucle, Aran, knop or slub yarn - the SK155 loves them. Select one of the punch cards included with your machine, or start your own designer collection. The SK155 Knitting Machine comes complete with accessories, punch cards (5) and instruction book. Just add yarn!!
The Important Stuff:
- No returns or exchanges on knitting machines.
- Due to fraud, we can only ship to the address that the credit card has on file. Any other address used will be voided, and the machine will shipped to billing address.
- Manufacturer Warranty: 90 days
- All machines are shipped UPS Ground.
For Alaska and Hawaii,
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All machines are shipped UPS Ground.
No returns or exchanges on knitting machines.
Manufacturer Warranty: 90 days
Schools, please apply for quantity discount rates. Email email@example.com
Notes on my images ...
The yarn is (as you can see from the image) Plymouth Encore Chunky. I set the tension at the top end. The resulting fabric is thick but not too stiff. The hand would be great for heavy cardigans and jackets. The SK155 does worsted weight wonderfully too. Resulting in a softer hand. Please see my blog Design Time with my Silver Reed SK155 for more images, inspiration and a hat pattern.
The machine will do fairisle automatically using the punch card feature. It comes with a sampler set of 5 cards. (you can purchase blank cards and the Handi-Punch to create your own.) It does all sorts of textured stitches automatically as well.
A bit about the pictures. The first three are glamour shots of the machine. Pretty snazzy, right! The 4th one is my swatch tag. The 5th & 6th image are all the same card in fairisle, but halfway thru I switched the yarn colors. - easy!
The 5th & 6th image is the cover of the manual and a partial page in the manual on how to knit Fairisle.
It's a pretty simple machine to learn, and will plough through all your stash yarns!
If there is any damage that occurred in shipping, please contact your local UPS office. They will come out and check the damage. Angelika’s Yarn Store LLC cannot start the claim.
Angelika’s Yarn Store LLC will not cover any damage to the machine that occurred during use. Angelika strongly recommends that pure cotton, rayon, and silk are not used on the machine. These fibers have no stretch, and the needles will struggle to knit them off. This often leads to the needle’s butts being shoved into the side of the bed and causing dings. These dings will cause future problems. Angelika recommends wool, acrylics and blends. As you learn your machine, wool and cotton blends may be introduced.
Angelika’s Yarn Store LLC also recommends that the carriage is moved back and forth at a sedate speed. Do not drive it back and forth fast. When jams occur, and there is a lot of speed and pressure on the carriage, the bed will be damaged.
Love your machine but start slow and easy during your learning curve.
Be sure to read the Warranty Card that comes with your machine and mail it back to the address on the back of the registration card.
Warranty is void if machine is used for paid production. Production of product for resell is considered production work.
Your machine will come with a warranty card. The machine will be warranted to the original purchaser that it will be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of 3 months from the original date of purchase. This applies only if the machine is used for home use only, not for industrial or production work. Production of product for resell is considered production work.
Warranty will be voided if machine is modified, altered or repaired by anyone other than the manufacturer; misuse or abuse of the machine other than what is recommended; or damaged in shipment.