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.
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All machines are shipped UPS Ground.
No returns or exchanges on knitting machines.
Manufacturer Warranty: 90 days
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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!