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 weight yarns (#1 - #5). 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. Being made of plastic it is also 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 manual (your choice of PDF or print copy) that gives 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
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
Feather & Fan Scarf
A word from Janet about this pattern ...
"I have chosen to call this latest project a “Fascinator” simply because the process of knitting it is simply “fascinating”! The finished item can be used in several ways: a scarf, a table runner (as shown), a dresser scarf, or even a shawl. Knitters will learn many new techniques to add to their machine knitting repertoire, including a layered crochet hem, lattice cables, Celtic knots, creating patterns using tension, and several variations where lace and cable techniques are combined together. Any of the stitches and techniques mastered in this pattern can be used for future projects in countless ways. As well, the decorative edging that surrounds it."
The Lace & Cable Fascinator pattern is very well-written using both charts & words. While knitting this ‘Fascinator’, you will learn skills & techniques that will carry over into other projects, as well as a variety of stitches.
You begin with Crochet Ridges Edging, then move onto Lattice Cable. Next you will knit the Flower Lace Pattern and progress onto the Celtic Knots section. After that you knit the body of the Fascinator using Zig Zag Lace & Diamond Motifs with 2 distinct styles of cable running up the centre of the diamonds & alternating.
Knit in one piece with each end mirroring the other, this Fascinator will dress up any table decor. Or make it longer (instructions provided) and wear it as beautiful scarf to dress up your coat!
One Size: 36" wide and 24" in length from shoulder
& requires 1400 mtrs of worsted weight yarn
This pattern book gives you step-by-step instructions for you complete a pair of socks on the LK150 knitting machine. The pattern is written to fit a woman's size 7, but gives helpful instructions for alternate sizes, including a Sock Sizing Chart that ranges from newborn up to and including a Men's size 12 and a bonus Christmas Stocking!
The sock pattern features a Ribbed Cuff, a Short Row Heel & Short Row Toe shaping. The sock is knit flat and then seamed along one side. Use self-pattering yarns, solids, heathers or knit the cuff, heal & toe in contrasting colours to make your own, unique, comfortable Socks.
This triangle shawl is knit in two separate, yet identical pieces
that are joined onto a centre panel, all done on the machine.
Requires 800 mtrs of Fingering Weight Yarn
To purchase this pattern, please call London Yarns at 519-474-0403
The pattern booklet contains instructions for both double knitting and worsted weight yarns, with one or two colour options and, as well, finishing with a Duffy Cabled edging.
To purchase this pattern, please visit our Ravelry page.