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I recently set up my Brother KH-930E knitting machine with its ribbing attachment, and here it is spitting out a long scarf, followed by a picture of another scarf I made today. We’ve had some tricky times together, but I’m finally wielding this 20 year-old machine with fury. Rawr! With the ribber, I can knit all kinds of ribbing, racking patterns, and even tubes (my personal favorite). Check out more photos tagged with “knitting machine” in my Flickr.


CRAFT Video: Machine-Knitted QR Code Scarf

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern ( is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).

  • Alaina

    A knitting machine, how exciting!!!

  • camille

    I have a 20 year old toyota knitting machine. Would like to use again, however can’t find sport weight cone yarn. Any suggestions?

  • Becky Stern

    You don’t have to use cone yarn, any center-pull ball will do, try a ball winder! Also, Lion Brand has a machine knitting yarn on a cone that you can order online.

  • camille

    Thank you for the yarn idea. I’ll try that.

  • CraftR

    I am thinking about purchasing a KH-930e, like yours. Which ribber do you have? I can’t seem to find out which ribbers this machine supports.

  • Becky Stern

    Mine is the brother KH-900. You may find this page useful: