Wednesday, March 14, 2012

KX350 + 1 panel = 176 needles ready to go = Fraank

I bought a new top for my knitting table - A Plaank for Fraank

I have a new piece of 44 needles to put into Fraank

Turn him over and remove the last plate and end
And snap the new section into place - it has a slot

And put the end piece on and put the plates back and screw back into place

I removed the centre screw and relocated the clamp to the end

New needles and sponge, it's plastic is discoloured, but it works a charm.


knitterPat said...

Yay! A longer bed with more needles! Perfect!;)

ozlorna said...

Oh yes. Daughter and I split one so we each have a longer machine. Perfect.

Ellen said...


Indeed happy to see that extending the kx-350 is possible. So, I can actually put two of them together?
I am a big gal and twice the length would mean that I could make an ample width panel for myself. So please tell me that this is possible. It would make my day! Thanks!


ozlorna said...

Yes they do go together. Get a long plank to put them onto and off you go.

Each machine has 3 panels of 44 needles that click together. You take both end pieces off and click them together. I use both carriages for different colours too.

All you need is a philips head screwdriver - and if you are in the US, it has to be a metric one.

It's very quick and easy to do. Good luck!


Ellen said...

Thank you so much. I placed an offer on a KX-350. Let's hope I win.
I really appreciate your response because it means I can actually get to make something for ME!
Again thank you.


Ellen said...

Thank you so much Lorna! I tried to post a comment but don't know if it actually went through.
I have placed an offer on a kx-350 and hopefully I will win. It be so awesome if I could actually make something for myself and my husband on a knitting machine. Like I said, I am not exactly a size 1. LOL I am the total opposite!
Again thank you!


Ellen said...

Hello Lorna,
Well, I purchased a second KX-350!
I can't believe I won the bid for 106 dollars. Can't wait to receive it.
I have figured out that I can mount an extra long and wide wooden plank on a cheap ironing board. Then on the plank you can mount the knitting machine and on the other side a nice wooden swift.
Add a couple of hooks on the end and voila, I almost have a complete knitting center.
I am so excited that you provided this information. Thank you so much.

ozlorna said...

that's wonderful, It works great. looking forward to seeing what your make.

Unknown said...

Where did you get a longer sponge?

ozlorna said...

The sponge ends fold under so I didn't need a longer sponge. HTHs