Apr 172008
 

Yesterday, the awesome Kelly Farrell took some time to demo the knitting machine that Bre’s got at the NYCResistor space. The machine looks incredibly confusing when you first open it up, but Kelly makes it look easy. She even fixes a problem on the fly in this video.

Want to see the knitting machine in action? Maybe if we ask really nicely Kelly will break it out again for a demo at our public “Microcontroller Study Group” meeting next Wednesday!

In this video: Kelly Farrell, Eric Skiff (behind the camera / CC-BY music), Raphael Abrams (“this machine is my grandma!”), George Shammas, and Bre‘s knitting machine.

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  • http://www.jugglethis.blogspot.com cadiz12

    that’s amazing! i wonder if Brother discontinued them because people found it tricky to use on the couch while watching sit-coms.

  • http://peeja.com/ Peter Jaros

    Awesome! My mom used to have a manual knitting machine. I used to move the needles back and forth and try to figure out how it worked. I’d love to have a punch-card model!

    I wonder if you could hook one up to the internet and let people knit stuff through a website…

  • Deborah

    I would like to watch and learn how to use the knitting machine. I have a brother I recently purchase that is an old model. I need help. Please let me know if you will be demonstrating anytime in the near future. Today I was near Bridge Street but couldn’t remember the number of the building.

    Please let me know what your schedule is like.

  • Sevgi

    I too have an older Brother Kr-260 machine that I would like to learn to use. Please notify me if there will be additional video demonstrations.

  • John Jacob

    So, that’s /exactly/ the same as traditional casting of (if every stitch was on the same pin instead of the individual ones).

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  • sibyl

    What the f*** is she doing to the poor knitting machine? I do machine knitting since years but never have seen such a pitifull wrestling match with a knitting machine. She better had someone to teach her how to do it right without wrecking the machine. Really!

    • http://etsy.com kellbot

      The knitting machine is partially broken in this video, as a result of not being maintained properly (it was purchased from Ebay). That’s why it takes so much effort to shuttle the carriage.

      Since you seem very concerned about the welfare of the machine, you should be happy to know it’s since been fixed.

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  • Cathy McNulty

    I bought a beautiful skirt made by machine and wanted to watch how it was done Thank You! Will there be more classes on this machine?

  • Susa2061

    Estoy buscando alguna persona que quiera darme clases par aprender a tejer a maquina, vivo en la zona de N.J. 08205