In this post I am going to explore what knitting machines are best, and what types of knitting machines beginners will love.
When I was a child, I still have fond memories of my mother sitting at her knitting machine on a Saturday afternoon and knitting us all these wonderful creations. She was kept pretty busy knitting for four children and a husband, but it was fairly quick on her Empisal Knitting Machine.
I even remember getting to choose the design on a card. The would then take the card and insert it into the machine, and we would watch fascinated as the machine magically knitted the pattern you had just specified.
When you are looking at buying a knitting machine for the first time, it is wise to shop around. If you are a beginner in knitting, you won’t want something too complicated, or you will give up before you even start.
Knitting Machines Beginners Will Love
When I look at the knitting machines available online today, I see that they look a hell of a lot simpler to use than the one my Mom had, and most of them are excellent for beginners. Here are some examples below. If you want to find out more about the machine, click on the picture of your choice.
The Ultimate Sweater Machine brings me back good memories, as it was the first machine that I bought for myself when I finished school. I created many beautiful baby garments on it, which my Mom would sell at work for me. If I sat all day I could normally knit up to two lovely garments. It was not as sophisticated as my Moms machine, but it was far easier to use and I would say, part of the knitting machines beginners would love range.
Tips for Selecting Your Knitting Machine
When selecting your knitting machine, you need to look at certain aspects carefully:
- What do you want to knit on the machine. Different models use different hook sizes and yarn thicknesses. If you want to knit a hat, it shouldn’t matter, but if you want to do fine lacey work, then you need a machine that knits with thin yarn. If you like chunky sweaters, then you need to buy a machine where the needles are further apart and that knits with thick yarn.
- Ease of use. The easier the machine is to learn, the more you are going to enjoy gettting started. If you are a beginner, don’t buy the most complicated and fancy looking machine. Start off small.
- Price of parts. Some machines have parts that are sold separately, and you should make sure that you can afford these, should you want to upgrade your machine at a later date.
- Try get recommendations, or ask online. Amazon has many comments and recommendation by the products that they sell. Just go to the product and scroll down. And the best thing about buying from Amazon is that they have free shipping and you can return the product if you are not happy.
- Try not to buy a second hand machine, as most times you won’t be able to get parts for it.