Peter J. Smith
NEW PRODUCT LINE!
MID-ARM AND LONG-ARM
Our web page for this site is being set up. Please call us for complete information and brochures in the meantime
RENTAL USE AVAILABLE !
Fully operational Machines set up on our premises are available for use by the hour:
(a) To upgrade existing skills
(b) To manufacture Quilts of your own design for resale
ENQUIRIES: Toll Free 1-800-836-6536
STUDIO KNITTING MACHINES
A full range of Knitting Machines to suit everyone from the Home Hobbyist to the Professional Home Knitter
NOTE: For those of you thinking of investing in a knitting machine, but having had no previous experience, we recommend strongly that you scan our Page “Introduction to Knitting Machines and Machine Knitting” before browsing our site.
You will find it a helpful guide to general, and a source of comprehensive information that will help you select the knitting machine best suited to your needs.
You may also e-mail us if you need additional information
(Be sure to check our Month’s Special (left) and the Summer Special on our beginner’s machine the STUDIO LK-150 Knitting Machine )
NOW IN STOCK
The “SILVER KNIT” Pattern Controller Package for Silver Reed Electronic Knitting Machines
Check out this remarkable Unit – still only $599.00 CA
An invaluable accessory!
- Garment Knitting Aids
- ST-3 Stand
- BROTHER Brand (Taitexma)
- Accessories ( Studio & Brother)
- Spare Parts ALL BRAND NEW PAGES, NEW PHOTOS
- Books – (Also check out our affiliated site: http://www.sewknit.ca/books-index.htm – Bookmark this STUDIO site or use your browser’s “BACK” button to return here)
- Instruction Books Studio, Silver Reed, Singer & Brother
- Video Tapes
- Bargains 4 You –
- Motors – All Japanese & Chinese Machines “NEW…!”
- Ballistol Lubricants
- BERNINA SEWING MACHINES: Call us for the best possible pricing on any model. 1-800-836-6536
(*) A more complete, detailed listing of all products may be found on our SITE MAP page
WE WILL NEVER BE UNDERSOLD ON ANY MODEL.
KINDLY CONTACT US WITH ANY PRICE YOU HAVE BEEN QUOTED AND WE WILL DISCOUNT A FURTHER 5% ON ANY MODEL WITH PROPER WEB SITE ADDRESSES OR WRITTEN QUOTATION
You should, if possible, purchase your model of choice from a local or nearby dealer.
This way, you will be able to take advantage of the help and knowledge available at a dealer location.
However, should you not have a dealer nearby, (check our Dealer Directory below first) we will gladly provide you with a new or used unit, accessories and limited assistance.
Call Toll Free: 1-800-836-6536, or e-mail us for details
We have Locations, as yet unserved, which are available
for new Dealerships.
(Enquire by E-mail to Peter J. Smith directly)
► FOR THE CONVENIENCE OF OUR CHINESE CUSTOMERS, ◄
BOTH MANDARIN AND CANTONESE ARE SPOKEN/DISPLAYED
IN OUR STORES, ON OUR TELEPHONES, AND ONLINE
CHECK OUT OUR NEW SECURE SHOPPING CART SITE
FOR MACHINE KNITTING YARNS AND OTHER
FOR REFUNDS PLEASE NOTE:
Returns for Refund cannot be accepted without prior authorization.
A restocking charge of 15% may apply in some instances.
Please call us before returning merchandise
to make sure of your refund.
EXCERPT FROM “Introduction to -Knitting Machines- and Machine Knitting”
This article is for the information of those of you who would like to invest in a Home/Commercial unit, but are new to the machine knitting scene.
Before you purchase, you will have to make an informed choice. The information contained in this article (plus some advice from a friendly dealer, perhaps) will help in this direction.
Primarily, your choice will be made based on the type of knitting you wish to do: i.e.: lightweight knitting, heavy weight knitting, different types of knitted fabrics, patterning, etc.
And the type of knitting you want to do will influence your choice of knitter on which to do it.
Knitting Machines are no great mystery. They do what they are designed to dothey knit. Basically, they do exactly what a pair of needles can do. But because they automate the process, they are able to produce the finished product much, much faster, and into the bargain, create knitted fabrics of a complexity far beyond the scope of hand knitting capabilities.
In general, there are two types or “categories” of machine, Japanese manufacture and European manufacture. The Japanese units do an excellent job of lighter knits, while the European handle a wider spectrum of fabrics.
Japanese machines include STUDIO (Singer), BROTHER, and SILVER REED. These knitters generally knit lighter weight fabrics. These fabrics include “fair isle” with floats (which are the little strings strung across the back of the fabric) lace, and knit-woven fabrics, which are of special interest to the sewing brigade in general. Also included in this fabrics list are the variety of simple stitches common to all.
On the other hand, the European machines (PASSAP, for instance, is Swiss made) are designed to knit double-knitted (no floats) and textured fabrics. The majority of fair isle fabrics produced are usually destined for sewing machine use.
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