Silver Reed Knitting Machine

The Silver Reed Knitting Machine

Silver Reed Knitting MachineThis SK280 is a Silver Reed Knitting Machine that will proudly stand by your side for life.

The Silver Reed Knitting Machine is the way to go if you want to create gorgeous garments for your wardrobe.

With the 24 stitch punch card pattern centre, you can create beautiful tuck, weaving, slip, and fair isle stitch patterns. This Standard Gauge Punch card machine is the perfect machine for fingering and sport weight yarns.

If you are looking to make a profit from your knitting, a knitting machine is the way to go, as there is no faster way of knitting up professional looking garments. For instance, if you knit a plain sweater, the back will take about half an hour to do.

Now you can indulge your creative side and join the growing family of machine knitters.

Silver Reed Knitting Machine

 Silver Viscount Reed SK280 Knitting Standard Gauge Machine by Silver Viscount

  • SK 280 automatic punchcard knitting machine
  • 24 stitch repeating punch card pattern
  • 4.5mm Needle Gauge
  • 200 Needle Stainless Steel Metal Bed
  • This is a single bed silver reed knitting machine.

The Silver Reed Knitting Machine is made by the Japanese have been distributed under the names of Singer, Studio, KnitMaster and Empisal.

These are the only home knitting machines that are still in active production, to the best of my knowledge.

The best part about the Silver Reed Knitting Machine is that it is easy to set up and use, and this is great for people who are new to the world of knitting and machine knitting. For a new knitter, you will be glad to know that the learning curve is quick and you will quickly figure out how to use this versatile machine.

In any case going for a few lessons at your local dealer will save you even more, time and also give you some helpful tips and advice that you may not necessarily learn on your own.

Parts for this knitting machine are easily available, provided the model is not too old. Luckily parts are easy to find online, and a lot of the parts are interchangeable among the different machines.

These types of machines are generally more pricey than the smaller Addi Machines, but they are aimed more at someone who is wanting to profit from their knitting, or who knits a lot.

Silver Viscount Reed LC2 Lace Carriage for SK280 by Silver Viscount

This is just one of the attachments available online for the Silver Reed Knitting Machine.

  • The LC2 Lace Carriage offers fast, easier, knitting of transfer lace in a single action like stockinet and is capable of producing fashionable multiple transfer lace.
  • Suitable for use with MOD.700, 360, 280 and 260 knitting machines.
  • The lace carriage transfers stitches on the leading side then knits on the trailing side of the carriage each row, allowing you to produce a lace garment even on a full knitting width without adding extension rails.

Now you can knit a lace shawl or scarf in no time.



4 thoughts on “The Silver Reed Knitting Machine”

  1. Thank you for all useful information. But I still have one question:
    Where can I find a trainer to help me how to knit with machine and how can I find someone to help me as a volunteer to help others in workshops to learn how to knit?
    I appreciate if you email me to give me these information.

    • Hi Nafiseh,

      If you but the knitting machine from a dealer they normally offer free lessons so that you can learn to use the machine.
      If you buy the Silver Reed Knitting Machine online (which is probably the cheaper option), luckily there are so many YouTube videos that you can Google to get help. You can find one such example at this link.

  2. I have a Singer SK 280 and the ribber from an electronic knitting machine. I want to knit jacquard using the punch card but the top carriage keeps getting stuck going across. Wondering why. I have checked all settings.

    • I haven’t used this particular model but I remember this happened from time to time with my Moms Empisal, and it turned out that the card was bent. Hope you get your problem sorted.


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