I have been reading a lot lately about the Prym Knitting Machine.
Judging by all the reviews, Prym seems to be making a name for itself by selling various knitting looms and products that are both user-friendly and of excellent quality. The pricing is a lot more affordable than some of the higher semi-automatic models.
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Here are some of the other products in the Prym Range:
The Prym Knitting Machine range is great for anyone who wants the Addi Knitting Machine but doesn’t want to lay out so much for a first-time knitting machine.
The Prym Knitting Mill MAXI is the largest semi-automatic knitting machine in Prym’s product line. It is excellent for creating tubes of knitting.
It has a stitch count of 44 stitches for circular knitting and 40 stitches for the knitting of flat pieces. The mill knits tubes with a diameter of up to 33cm and flat panels with a width of up to 43cm.
This Prym Knitting Machine has a precise thread guidance and tensioning device that always ensures the correct tension is used, thus giving an evenly knitted finished item.
- The Prym Knitting Machine includes a Knitting mill, crank, mode switch, yarn guide, tension piece, handle, plastic needle, legs, and instructions.
- The Prym Knitting Mill works well with most yarns.
- It is suitable for hand knitting, including fashion yarns.
- Foam-backed nylon covering allows easy pinning and marking.
- Can also do the purl stitch.
- Replacement needles are available for this machine.
Click on the link above or on the picture to get further information on this particular model of Prym Knitting Machine.
Even total beginners can now knit things like scarves, pillowcases, and caps with ease.
It is a matter of unpacking it, putting the handle on, and casting on.
The final product will quickly be seen coming out of the base of the mill. The mill works basically in the air and the knitting comes out the bottom. It does not need to be fastened to a flat surface like some of the other machines of this nature.
This Prym Knitting Machine uses any hand knitting yarns, and it is also super simple to change colors as you knit. Thread tension will need to be adjusted according to the thickness of the wool.
A word of advice though, use only stable wool, as wool that is easy to pull apart will do so in the mill, as the hooks will only catch half the wool, and the work will look untidy.
Tip: Make sure with all the Prym knitting machines (except the mini) that you don’t use very thin yarn, as the knitting will come out looking rather holey.
Also, start slowly with a long piece of yarn to pull on as explained below, otherwise, the machine drops stitches. If you are a beginner, you may think the machine is faulty and want to throw it away. Be patient, work slowly at the beginning, and pull down on the wool until you can add weight to your work.
Prym Knitting Mill MIDI is a quick easy fun way to knit.
This Prym Knitting Machine or Mill knits tubes with a diameter of up to 20cm and flat panels with a width of up to 12cm. The mill works well with most thicker hand-knitting yarns.
This little machine is great for kids, and it will be a great introduction to knitting for them, as it is way easier to use than using conventional knitting methods.
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- The number of stitches: 20 when knitting in a round, 16 when flat.
- 0,22 lb of wool with a run length of 459 yards are knitted in as little as 15 minutes.
- Knits panel with a width of 4,7″, knits tubes with a dia. 2,35″. Dimension: H8,3″ x W8,3″ x D10,2″
- Made in Germany
When you start knitting on your Prym Knitting Mill (Any) drop a long string of yarn down the middle of the mill as you start so you can grab it from the bottom and place tension on it as it moves through the mill.
Do start slowly and check that each latch hook opens and closes, especially as you begin to knit. If one of the hooks doesn’t want to cooperate use a fine crochet hook or needle to open and close the hook.
It’s best to start a piece of work slowly and build up speed gradually. Once there is enough knitting to put tension or clip-on weights on it, it does get easier and faster, as the tension helps the hooks to open and close.
If you follow the tips above you shouldn’t have a problem. Most problems with the dropping of stitches are corrected with the correct tension and wool type. Also, the knitting must have weight, which is difficult in the beginning.
Experiment with different yarns, as you will find that some work better than others.
Prym Knitting Mill MINI
This Prym Knitting Machine is a really small version of the above and can only do 4 stitches at a time. It is perfect for making cords for decorative purposes or even for making a circular mat.
It is a lot quicker than doing the job manually and you can quickly whip up cords for whatever project you desire.
You can purchase this machine online by either clicking on the link or the picture below.
- Dimensions: 16 x 8 x 6cm.
- Similar to a knitting dolly but includes a handle so you can make tubes in no time.
- Make scarves, bag handles, bags, cushions, mats, coasters, decorations and more!
- Thinner yarns work better in this machine.