How To Thread A Knitting Machine – Brother, Studio, Singer, Silver Reed
It’s time to thread your knitting machine.
Place the yarn behind the yarn tension unit.
Bring the thread from the outside of the ball up to the first eyelet about half way up the tension rod. Thread it through. Continue up to the top and place the yarn between the bar and the back of the numbered tension dial.
Slide the yarn along the bar, behind the numbered tension dial, and between the stainless steel tension plates. Continue forward and thread the yarn through the front eyelet.
With your free hand, bring down the tension wire that is on the same side you are threading. Run the yarn through this last eyelet of the yarn tension unit.
Still holding the yarn, pull it down to the sinker plate assembly (arm on a Studio/Singer machine). You will need to make sure the sinker plate gate is open. This picture shows it closed.
This picture shows it open.
Still holding the yarn so it won’t fly to the ceiling, place it into the assembly, pulling it all the way to the back position. A sinker plate will have two positions, usually A and B or 1 and 2. This is because you can knit with two colors at the same time. When knitting with one color, you need to place the yarn all the way to the back, in the 1 position.
Place a clip on the yarn so it cannot fly out of the machine. Congratulations! You have successfully completed threading your knitting machine. Next time, we’ll do a simple cast-on and knit a stockinette square.
December 11, 2006