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Prym Knitting Machine -What’s That?

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 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.

Here are some of the products in the Prym Range:

Prym Knitting Mill

Prym Knitting Mill MAXI

Prym Knitting Mill MIDI

Prym Knitting Mill MINI

Prym Sock Knitting Loom

Prym French Knitting Mill

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.

Prym Knitting Machine Range

Prym Knitting Mill MAXI

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.

Prym Knittingmill Maxi

  • The Prym Knitting Machine includes: Knitting mill, crank, mode switch, yarn guide, tension piece, handle, plastic needle, legs & instructions.
  • Mill works well with most yarns.
  • Suitable for hand knitting, including fashion yarns.
  • Foam-backed nylon covering allows easy pinning and marking.
  • Can also do 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 know knit things like scarves, pillow cases 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 colours 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 are able to add a weight to your work.

Prym Knitting Mill MIDI

Prym Knitting Mill MIDI is a quick and easy fun way to knit.

This Prym Knitting Machine or Milll knits tubes with a diameter of up to 20cm and flat panels with a width up to 12cm. The mill works well with most thicker hand knitting yarns.

Prym (624168) MIDI Knitting Mill Machine

  • Semi-automatic
  • Number of stitches: 20 when knitting in a round, 16 when flat.
  • 0,22 lb of wool with a run length of 459 yard 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.

Its 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 definitely 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 to make into 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 on the picture below.

PRYM Knitting Mill

  • Dimensions: 16 x 8 x 6cm.
  • Similar to a knitting dolly but includes handle so you can make tubes in no time.
  • Make scarves, bag handles, bags, cushions, mats, coaters, decorations and more!
  • Thinner yarns work better in this machine.
  • Mini semi-automatic.
  • Foam-backed nylon covering allows easy pinning and marking.

Prym Sock Knitting Loom

Prym Knitting Sock Loom – each

An easy way to knit those socks.

Sock looms are something I haven’t tried myself yet, as socks are relatively cheap to buy.

However if someone told me that this sock loom can knit socks quickly and easier, I may consider trying it.


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2 thoughts on “Prym Knitting Machine -What’s That?

  1. I love knitting and I have heard about machines like this but never really saw one.
    Personally, I like to feel the yarn when I knit and I love to see my project grow in my hands as I work on it.
    I think that this is great for people who have difficulties holding the needles.
    Do you know if knitting with these machines is faster than knitting by hand?
    Thank you for this article!

    1. You are right Paulina, there is nothing quite as satisfying as knitting by hand and seeing your garment grow before your eyes.  However if it is speed or profits you are looking for, then these types of machines are a lot quicker than doing the knitting by hand.

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