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100+ Free Knitting Machine Videos

Here are over 100 free knitting machine video links from around the web. Below you will find movies on set up, cast on’s, cast off’s, garter carriage, lace knitting, miscellaneous techniques and equipment and much more.

This list is just the beginning. If you know of a great knitting machine video you’d like to add, please leave a note in the comments.

Set Up and First Swatch

Cast On’s and Cast Off’s

Garter Carriage

Fair Isle, Lace, and Intarsia

Miscellaneous Equipment

Miscellaneous Techniques

Beginner Machine Knitting Course by Diana Sullivan

Ribber Course by Diana Sullivan

Garter Bar Course by Diana Sullivan

Ultimate Sweater Machine Bond Lessons

Many thanks to all the videographers for sharing their talents:

Heather at Podcasting For Machine Knitters
Susan at My Knitting Machines and Me
Jane at Needles of Steel
Monique at Stitches and Strings
Diana at Diana natters on…

If I’ve accidently forgotton a contributing blogger, please drop a line in the comments with which video is yours.

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November 22, 2009


1 Jane { 11.26.09 at 5:28 am }

Wow, I need you working on my website methinks! What an excellent, useful, post. Mind if I link this page to my site?

I did have all the Susy Ranner vids linked before she took them offline, and I have not had chance to repair them all, I’m guessing they all changed address. Working full-time is a PITA sometimes! 🙂

2 Kathryn { 11.26.09 at 8:31 am }

Please, lInk away.

Susy still has a lot of videos available, more than what I’ve linked. I don’t now if the addresses changed or not – probably so since she deleted and re uploaded. I’m glad she decided to keep blogging.


3 Amany { 12.04.09 at 1:15 pm }

I just had a beautiful device, the kint leader kl 119 for my kh 965. unfortunately without a user manual!!!!!!!

Could anyone help me with finding a copy of the instructions manual ?!

Thanks in advance.

4 Diana Sullivan { 12.04.09 at 9:25 pm }

Thanks for linking!

I’ll put more videos up, but probably after the holidays, the way life is going. I have lists of things I’d like to do, but work full-time and am always frantic in December.

I follow you, and enjoyed the new posts! My favorite blog post on your site is the wonderful instructions for rehabbing sponge bars.

5 Isobell donaldson { 01.27.10 at 12:01 pm }

hi im in scotland and looking to buy a BROTHER 950/i – VHS it shows you how to programme a 950i kniting machine can anyone tell me where i can purchase one

6 Catriona { 02.05.10 at 11:13 am }

Hi Isobell

Have you tried on Ebay for a Brother 950/i or the Preloved Website.

(I am also from Scotland.)

7 Nita { 03.19.10 at 12:49 pm }

Haven’t used my knitting machine brother 950i for a number of years and am appalled to find I’ve forgotten how to programme it. It would be great if you could put up a video for it.Really enjoyed the 2 videos for the garter carriage.I shall have to have a go soon

8 Nan { 04.19.10 at 3:48 pm }

I have aPassap Duomatic and it came with a knit radar and a Deco forma.
I can not get either of them to work. I am new to this but I think I am missing parts…the manuals are really vague to this newbie. Can anyone help?

9 Teffani { 05.28.10 at 6:49 am }

Brilliant site ! Whatmore can I say . . . . .

10 Alison Walsh { 07.09.10 at 2:53 am }

Question for Diana,
Thanks so much for sharing your skills.
I’m a new machine knitter (KH239). I live in Australia.
Diana, where can I get a Garter Bar set and Needle Stopper ?
I’ve really appreciated all your lessons, thanks again.

11 Sheila { 07.29.10 at 9:05 am }

Does anyone have a video on Passap duomatic 80 i am really struggling with this machine I cannot work out how to cast on. the manual does not show you how to do this task. I hope someone may be able to help me. Sheila

12 Debra Greenwood { 08.06.10 at 12:18 pm }

Hi: Can anyone tell me what ribber I need to purchase for a brother profile 500? I just purchased this machine for a total of 82.oo on e-bay. I took it all apart cleaned up the needles wiped it down replaced the sponge bar and blew the dust out of it with my husbands compressor put it all back together and it runs like a champ. I have contacted a couple of websites asking about the ribber and have gotten 2 different answers. One website even told me that my machine was to old and not to invest any money in it. Well I would still like to purchase a ribber any way so if you have any information I’d like to hear from you.Thanks Debi

13 Henry L Thomas { 09.21.10 at 7:58 pm }

Hi..have a Brothers #KH-891 Knitking knitting machine, Need a booklet telling me how to put it together and how to operate the product, And need a table to set it up upon. Thank you if you have please me..Oh and also it was made in Japan.,.,,,,,,Henry

14 mary akins { 09.24.10 at 11:13 am }

how do I measure a sleeve on the knit radar to fit the armhole of the sweater?

15 Telsa { 10.27.10 at 7:30 am }

Hi! I live in Devon, near Exeter and have just been given a fairly old knitting machine, Empisal 321. I would LOVE to learn how to machine knit!
Does anyone know of a course of instructions that is available in this area?
Or is anyone willing to show me hands on how to do it to get started, for renumeration? I am prepared to travel.
Even when I am assembling it I don’t seem to be able to push the carriage bar from left to right, when some needles are pulled out to the D position according to the manual, the needles bend against the Sinker arm edge.
Without the Sinker arm attached the carriage moves fairly smoothly from left to right etc. , with the needles in any position. I have checked several times, the Sinker arm is attached properly.
Any suggestions?
Many thanks,

16 Jeri larson { 11.06.10 at 6:29 am }

This is great info. I am trying to rekindle my knitting machine appetite from the 80’s. I have so many questions this web site has been a god sent.

thank you

17 ANNA { 11.29.10 at 9:34 am }



18 P. Mistry { 12.18.10 at 5:12 am }

Hi I have not used my knitting machine for a long time. Its a Brother would like to know will it work or do I have to have it serviced again. Please reply to my email as it is an electricity.

19 Charmain Jansen van Rensburg { 12.21.10 at 1:23 pm }

I am from South Africa and have been knitting for the last 12 years on empisal PB8 and Cardomatics About 2 years ago I bought a 2nd hand green passap “Electronic 6000” with a electra 3000 motor I have not been able to figure out how to knit with it. I have looked through manuals on the internet and can’t seem to find something to help me. Can anyone out there help. Pretty please!!!!

20 martha { 02.03.11 at 10:43 am }

Does anyone know how to convert sewing patterns to machine knitting patters. I have a Singer 155 Bulky. 1984 i believe.

21 Dee { 06.02.11 at 2:06 am }

Help !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have just brought a Passap 3000, and it won’t keep the needles in the right place! It just keeps on putting them back into non working postion. I have followed every instruction to the letter but when the lock goes over the bed it does the above. This is casting on I have been trying to do.

If anyone can help with this problem I would be really grateful, as I have run out of ideas to why it is doing this.

22 Nollie Mohr { 07.26.11 at 9:26 am }

I would like some information onn the 3000A motor, repair, troubleshooting etc. There doesn’t seem to be anything out there.

23 judith lloyd { 07.29.11 at 2:20 am }

I have been trying to do this weaving for a week or more they say you can put the needles for weaving out by hand do you put the needles for weaving out or the other way round once I change to k1 for weaving and go across from left it brings out all needles is it then i put weaving needles out or neddles that wont be weaving your answer would be greatfully recieved, thank you.

24 sue neale { 08.30.11 at 12:41 am }

help……does anyone got a dvd on machince knitting for toyota ks950/kr506…at a total loss where to start with these machinces as you can tell im a complete novice ty for your help sue

25 sue neale { 08.30.11 at 12:48 am }

ps or where i can get one tried in the uk dont do them

26 Sue Ereio { 09.10.11 at 5:41 pm }

help anyone. Do you know if there is a video somewhere that shows how to connect a CompuColor 6 Color Changer to a Brother 970. I have the manual but need to see a visual if possible since I am new to this. Any help would be appreciated.

Sue Ereio

27 Mary { 12.03.11 at 2:01 pm }

This is an incredible website. I wish that all of us machine knitters could get together (with our machines) and have a great time. I have an old Brother KH588 machine with ribber . I am having troubles with stitches falling off my ribber after I have ribbed for a few rows?

Any words of advise out there?



28 pearlwhalen { 02.07.12 at 10:19 am }

Hi. I love machine knitting, but I am having a break down trying to learn how to use the Brother KH 970. I know you did one video on enchanted lace pattern, and loved it. I wonder if you have made any videos for the basic intructions how to understand and use the CB -1. Maybe using a two color pattern in a basic child’s sweater. I would be ever so grateful. Trying to understand the instruction book, well, needless to say, I really get discouraged. I thank you . Hope to hear from you.
Thank you again

29 riri boody { 02.09.12 at 1:21 pm }

I want to see videos about passab dumatic 80 machine please

30 Samasem { 04.18.12 at 6:17 am }

Hi, I love knitting machine trying to teach myself. Looking in different website I found your site its very very magnificant. Hopfully to find book or videos for passap duomatic. My regards.

31 Diane Cavallero { 04.24.12 at 10:53 am }

INFORMATION! For all of you out there looking for video clips for your particular machine try YouTube.. i found many videos on the passap duomatic there and a lot more on other models and it is a great resourxce in general for forgetful folk like me that can’t recall how to thread their sewing machine or how to cast on their knitting machine. you can find almost anything on there and it is A) free and B) downloadable. I rest my case . LOL

Yo can find a video for learning how to do just about any craft skill. If you KNOW how to do something and want to share your expertise, you can record via your webcam using readily available free software, or use your mobile phone or your digital camera to make short clips and there you go. It is a way of paying it forward.

32 Sarie Langeveld { 09.25.12 at 10:48 am }

I have an Passap 6000 and battling to read the console to “cast on” from the beginning and to program “form”, is there any one who can help me with that? And when you knit the ribbing on the double bed to transfer the front stitches to the back, I really want information on starting on the Passap 6000. Also want to knit a jersey with raglan sleeves and don’t know how to do that. Please do anybody have some information on this?


33 joyce kerstetter { 10.23.12 at 12:27 pm }

i have bough a brother knitting machine and i can not cast on i have followed all the instructions and it will not come off the comb my machine have an electric cord with it do i have to plug it in before it will be able to cast on my machine is a 910 model. and is there anyone close to me that can show my how to cast on and show me the rest of the things the machine can do thank-you joyce

34 Jennifer West { 11.24.12 at 3:22 pm }

Should you be able to help me I really would be so very grateful, my daughter is expecting her first baby within the next couple of weeks and I am trying to make her
a lace shawl. I have a Brother KH-840 which I have used in the past with no problems. When using the K carriage that is fine, it is the lace carriage I am having the problem with, when I move it from left to right its fine, when I move from right to left it jams up every time on the first 20-30 needles. Has anyone any ideas why this is happening. I am pulling my hair out. Really would appreciate any help you could give me. Thank you


35 Geraldine { 12.21.12 at 7:21 am }

I just bought a knitmaster 360 on ebay. The lace carriage is not working. 1 of the rpondy things at the back is stuck and will not turn. What can I do. My fella is very handy. Should he open it up?

36 Alysha in KY { 01.19.13 at 3:30 pm }

Susy Raner’s video links aren’t working. I believe she moved them somewhere.

37 phyllis smith { 01.28.13 at 4:26 pm }

I have an older Knit King Automatic.It has not been used for years.The tension dial will not turn.I tried using a hair dryer and tried putting oil around it and it still does not turn.Anyone have an idea what I can do.I expect I am going to have to take it apart.

38 Ginny in Texas { 03.29.13 at 1:29 pm }

I just got a new USM knitting machine. I went to YouTube and got a lot of tutorials on it and how to make a garter bar, etc. (KrisKrafter is making an 8mm garter bar for the Bond ISM, USM machines). There are so many videos about many of your questions; like cleaning, using ribbers, and many, many more. They were a great help. I found a lot of parts for a variety of knitting machines on eBay. I’ve learned a lot tips & tricks about this machine before I even started using it. Hope this has helped.

39 Patricia { 07.09.13 at 8:15 am }

I have acquired a Jones KH 585 knitting machine and am in need of lessons. Is there any person who could let me know where I might purchase a DVD or is there anyone who would give lessons. I live in North London (Borough of Barnet). I would be willing to pay for the lessons.

40 angel in ohio { 08.11.13 at 12:56 pm }

I found a vintage Knit king AM3 at a yardsale that is in pristine condition it came with everything except the manual, it even has its own desk and the woman gave me over 300 50gm balls of yarn to boot but I really need a manual. I’ve knitted with other machines so I can at least get a decent stockinette off of it but I haven’t figured out how to use the ribber or the little cams that came with it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

41 fabiana cabral { 08.18.13 at 7:55 am }

Disculpa la molestia me mude y tuve de desarmar la máquina de tejer passap e-8000 la parte mecánica pero con los cables no ´pude conectarlos, agradezco ayuda para saber como van los cables ya anduve en varias paginas pero no encontré nada me da error RS485

42 edna { 09.17.13 at 4:18 am }

how do i do a buttonhole when using the knitmaster ribber

43 jill goddard { 10.30.13 at 12:23 pm }

I have a knitmaster chunky 155 its a every other needle can you please tell me the best way to punch out the punchcards its a 12 stitch on a 24 card can I punch any pattern from a 24 pattern its a lovely machine but very confusinwould like to no more about it thank you jill goddard

44 wendy { 03.28.14 at 4:34 pm }

Hi: Wondering if I can use an SA300 knit motor unit on a brother knitter? Thaks much

45 aileen mcclure { 08.22.14 at 10:01 am }

hello can you tell me if any ribber can fits Toyota 777 thank you

46 Meet Mii { 11.06.14 at 7:11 am }

Greetings everyone.
My mum is into knitting, and most of her accessories are lying down in a waste.
She has always improvised her knitting styles, but with this site, i sure know that she will be great at using her machine. Plus the fact that most stuffs here are free, it will help our family get up.
God bless you real good.
Thank you.

47 jalil { 12.22.14 at 1:03 am }

I have Brother KH-840 machine.
Can you help me to get it’s learn ?
I Want ro learn how to work with it!
Please help me and send my answer to my email.















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