Why should I consider this machine?
The Studio LK150 is a very versatile knitting machine that will knit a wide range of yarns, including 4-ply fingering, double knitting, knitting worsted, aran and even chunky! This means that it's possible to use nearly all hand knitting yarns, as well as coned yarns, on this knitting machine.
The plastic bed consists of 150 roller capped needles for quiet & smooth operation. Please, don't be misled by the term, "plastic". This is a very durable, versatile machine, also making it lightweight and portable. Just clamp the machine a table and you're ready to knit!
Unlike other knitting machines, the LK150 comes complete with all of the tools necessary for easy use. These include - three transfer tools, a tappet tool (latch hook), three cast-on combs, two needle pushers, two clamps, two claw weights, Auto Tension yarn feeder system (antennas), two spare needles, oil, gauge scale, two yarn rests, ravel cord, tapestry needle and a row counter. Studio also includes a very good DVD and manual that give you detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to set up, cast on, cast off and use of the tools that come with the machine, so that you can enjoy your knitting machine to its fullest potential.
All pattern stitches are selected manually, using either your fingers or comb-shaped needle selectors, which are included with the machine. Some of the stitches that are possible on the LK150 are: stockinette, tuck (one or two color), slip (one or two color), Fairisle, plating, garter, moss, cable, lace, open work, cording, rib, cables, as well as many more.
Another benefit of owning this machine is the ability to knit part of your garment by hand and part by machine. Let the speed of the machine do the 'boring' knitting for you, and then do the interesting knitting by hand, or vice versa. The possibilities are endless for those with imagination and creativity.
The LK150 produces a truly hand knit look, with the speed of 150 needles. Scroll down to see pictures of what this machine is capable of knitting.
50 NEEDLE EXTENSION KITS - multiple extensions may be added, as desired
Please note: In compliance with COVID-19 isolation measures and non-essential business closures, our Machine Knitters Monthly Club sessions have been postponed until further notice.
MACHINE KNITTERS MONTHLY CLUB – HANDS ON
Five 3-hour Sessions
Cost: $250 (Price Includes in Class Knitting and Hand Outs)
Dates & Times: (choose one of two options)
Session 1: Wednesday, February 19/20 from 10 am – 1 pm
Session 2: Wednesday, March 25/20 from 10 am – 1 pm
Sessions 3-5: in April, May & June – TBD
Session 1: Saturday, February 22/20 from 10 am – 1 pm
Session 2: Saturday, March 28/20 from 10 am – 1 pm
Sessions 3-5: in April, May & June – TBD
Join Janet and be a part of this Club exclusive to Machine Knitters. Knitters can expect to be exposed to numerous new stitches and techniques in hand manipulation, machine patterning, bindings, trims and finishing techniques. Each square knits up quickly and easily on the LK150 knitting machine. By the end of the sessions, students will have completed many knit squares showcasing what they have learned and it is recommended assembling them to create a beautiful throw highlighting the varying new stitches.
We are pleased to offer all participants a 15% discount when they purchase sufficient yarn from London Yarns to complete this on-going project. Students may choose multiple colours or a solid shade throughout.
All of the stitch techniques learned can be combined and transferred to many other aspects of your knitting! Use your newly mastered stitches (or combinations thereof) in garments, baby blankets or home décor items or to create scarves, wraps, sweater panel designs and/or afghan panels. The possibilities are limitless!
This “get-together” for machine knitters will encourage “Show & Tell” and will be an outlet for machine knitters to share their projects, ideas, and questions.
You will be knitting samples of the new stitches or techniques right in class, and should questions arise from the group, they will be addressed at the next session. EVEN IF you were unable to attend one of the sessions you will still receive all of the hand-out materials!
Rated: All Machine Knitters
Pre-Requisite: Basic Knowledge of the LK150
Click on the links below to view the "Tranquility Throws". They are knit entirely on the LK150 knitting machine, including the border!
Patterns for Machine Knitters
personally designed & written by Janet and/or Judy
To purchase this pattern, please call London Yarns at 519-474-0403
To purchase this pattern, please visit our Ravelry page.