SILVER REED KNITTING MACHINES
Silver Reed Standard-gauge Electronic Machine
Silver Reed Standard-gauge Punchcard Machine
Silver Reed Mid-gauge Manual Machine
There are currently three available Silver Reed Knitting Machines:
The Japanese-made Silver Reed knitting machines can be purchased as a standard-gauge punchcard machine or as a standard-gauge electronic machine. There is also the very popular mid-gauge manual machine.
SILVER REED SK-840 ELECTRONIC/SK-280 PUNCHCARD MACHINES
The most versatile of the available machines is the standard-gauge machine with 200 needles spaced 4.5 mm apart. However, hand-knitters often gravitate more toward the mid-gauge machine with 150 needles spaced 6.5 mm apart. This machine has been calibrated to match the gauge obtained using the equivalent hand-knitting needle. If the wrapper for the yarns says to use a needle 8 and get 4 sts to an inch, often the machine can be set at an 8 tension with the resulting gauge being 4 sts to an inch.
Standard-gauge machines work best when using every needle on yarns from 140