Monday, September 30, 2013

Brother Transfer Carriage

Today I had lunch with two very nice machine knitters who I met as a result of MKM and this blog.

It was a quick 2 hours and didn't even touch on all the things we wanted to.  To have fellow machine knitters here in Las Vegas who actually got together was amazing!

They are planning on making high end sweaters out of the most gorgeous yarns.  The thought of transferring all those ribbed stitches manually made me immediately think "transfer carriage."

They have not used one in a long while and not with good luck when they did; I thought to offer my little bit of advice.  The easiest fixes for a transfer carriage to operate as it should are:
  • Take all the weights off; leave ribber comb on
  • Slide your pitch button to H
  • Manually transfer at least two sts to MB on each end
  • Double check all needles on MB are in B position
  • Double check the diagram on the transfer carriage and follow it from top down (for the RB needle set up you are transferring)
  • Don't press down on the carriage and slowly move from right to left
Brother Transfer Carriage
Have one of these?  Take it out and give it a try, you'll be so glad you did!


  1. I was given one of these by my mother (together with four knitting machines and a sock machine!) and have never had the nerve to try it. I am going to give it a go with the help of this post - thank you!

  2. I have one of those and I LOVE IT!!!! is there one for the chunky machine? I have KH 270.

  3. Can this be used for anything else or only for moving rib stitches to stockinette?