As we all know knitting can be carried out in two ways, mainly hand knitting and machine knitting. If you are looking for good quality machine to create exquisite knitted objects then go for the brother knitting machine. The brother knitting machines are a big name in the world of knitting machine manufactures. The machine is known for its quality and the beautiful items it produces.
The brother knitting machines are Japanese made. As the latest technology is used to prepare these machines, you will get the updated and latest patterns by using the machine. The machines are available in two types mainly punch card machine and the electronic machines. If you are planning to use this machine for households then buy a standard gauge machine with 200 needles that are 4.5 mm apart. But if you plan to start a business then buy a bulk machine with 114 needles that are 9mm apart.
The distance between every needle determines the thickness of the yarn that can be used in the brother knitting machines. The farther apart the needles the thicker the yarn, and closer the needles, thinner is the yarn that is used. You can use thicker yarns, in a standard-gauge brother knitting machine, as it uses alternate needles for knitting; you can also every third needle if the yarn is thicker. But this decreases the needles available for knitting, and because of this the width of the knitted piece becomes narrower.
The punch card brother knitting machine can produce patterns which are around 224 stitches wide. You can repeat this pattern across the whole width of the piece or use it to create motifs in specific parts of the piece. But the only problem with this machine is that you have to create knitted items that are either 24 stitches wide or in a number that is evenly divided into 24.
This problem is taken care in the electronic version of the brother knitting machine. An electronic machine can produce patterns with one stitch to around 200 stitches. This is the total number of needles in a standard-gauge machine. Hence we can say that the machine produces knitted projects which are as wide as the total number of needles. If you buy a bulky version of the machine then you can produce a piece that is about 144 stitches wide.
The brother knitting machines can be used to produce patterns and pieces of various stitches without any extra efforts. The fairisle pattern, single or multicolored tuck stitch, slip or skip pattern and so on can be easily done on this machine. You can even use laces like the drop lace, thread lace, normal lace or a fine lace to create exquisite patterns. The laces used to decorate your knitted piece can be knitted into your piece using this machine.
The brother knitting machine can also be used to weave, and knit reversible patterns. The machine can be affixed with external attachments like ribber attachments, which is used to undertake jacquard knitting. This type of knitting is similar to fairisle knitting but without any floats.
The electronic brother knitting machine can be used to create patterns that are uploaded on the web. By using a personal computer you can easily scan patterns, download patterns and then use them for your knitting projects. The machine has an optional garter carriage which can be used to knit and purl in the same row.
If you use a single bed machine then you are free to do your other work while the machine knits for you. The automatic version uses one color yarn at a time; this accessory is only available with the standard gauge machines.
The brother kitting machine also has optional extra accessories like ribber attachments, four color changer, garter bar and so. But when ever buying a machine always buy it from original distributors to get the high quality machines.
Hence by using these knitting machines you can easily create master pieces, to be gifted to your loved ones or to start your own household business.