I forgot I had this! Great y2k item to have.greenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) Preparation Forum : One Thread
I was doing some closet cleaning and ran across a knitting machine I bought a few years ago. It is not electric and I still have the blanket I made as my first project. This machine is fast and you can have blankets, caps, booties, scarfs, etc done in a flash. I plan on reading the instuctions again and get going making some plain sweathers. This would be great for the kids to do. I bought it at Wal-Mart and the name of it is The Sweather Machine. I am sure Hobby Lobby or any craft store would have a similar knitting machine. All you need is yarn, some elastic thread (for the cuffs) and a little time. No you don't have to know how to knit! The machine does it for you. I can't believe I forgot all about this item.
-- Carol (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 23, 1999
OOps that should read 'The Sweater Machine.
-- Carol (email@example.com), November 23, 1999.
Carol...I have two KnitKing machines. One is a punch card standard and the other is a computerized bulky. Wonder if it has a chip in it? My problem is that since I moved to Florida, I have no desire to make sweaters. My thing now is hand woven cotton rugs. Certainly not a y2k neccessity!!!
-- Taz (Tassie123@aol.com), November 23, 1999.
Yup, the Bond Incredible Sweater Machine is a handy tool for quick production of afghans, shawls, ponchos, scarves, sweaters. It's not quite idiotproof, me being the idiot, but follow the directions and it works well. It also works on consistent homespun yarn eg, handspun without a lot of bumps and lumps or "texture".
Here's a webring of Sweater Machine enthusiasts that contains more information and patterns.
-- urth (firstname.lastname@example.org), November 23, 1999.