Silver Reed SK280 Knitting Machine

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37  Reviews Average rating 5.0 out of 5 Stars.
A punch card knitting machine with a 4.5mm gauge between needles for knitting a range of yarns from 3-ply to light weight DK
 Price £860.00  Today £699.00
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The SK280 is a knitting machine with the addition of a punch card unit allowing many complex stitch types for example, Fair Isle, Single Motif, Punch Lace, Tuck, Slip, Weaving and Plating to be knitted faster. It also gives the user, whether a beginner advanced, more scope when creating knitwear.

The Silver Reed SK280 has a full stainless steel metal bed with 200 needles and a needle pitch of 4.5 mm which is ideal for quickly knitting 2ply, 3ply, 4ply and light double knitting yarn. When I say you can knit quickly, we are talking about 50 times faster than hand knitting! And great fun to boot.

Gorgeous pre-punched design cards can each be used in 4 directions. Blank cards are available and can be self punched to give even more versatility when making individual knitwear for gifts or family and friends. Patterns don’t need to be the full width of the garment being knitted; the SK280 can knit a single motif, for example a teddy on a child’s jumper. As skills improve, add-ons such as the ribber attachment and lace carriage, both available separately, enable you to upgrade the machine, as your skills improve.

The SK280 is very well manufactured. Silver Reed’s diligent attention to detail has produced a reliable, smooth running machine that will last many years thanks to newly designed carriage rollers. It’s the little things that count,  like the rubber table protector feet; the lid of the accessory box when attached to the machine bed doubles as handy tray to hold your transfer and latch tools.The row counter can be moved from the left or right side to give more user space.

As you can see from one of our images the range of included accessories is very extensive: Accessory Box , 2 x Clamp, Transfer Tool 1-2, 1-3 and 2-3, Tappet Tool, Needle Pusher, 3 x Spare Needles, Latch Tool, Tapestry Needle, 3 x Cast-on Threads, Cleaning Brush, Oil, 2 x Claw Weight, 4 x Yarn Separator (Spoons), Carriage Fastener, Gauge Scale, 2 x Magic Cams, 2 x Point Cams, Row Counter, Crochet hook as well as the tension post, arm and dual yarn guides.

A comprehensive owner’s manual with colour booklets showing the knitting designs on the 20 punch cards included.

Every thing you need to get knitting as soon as the box is opened is included, all you need is yarn!

UPC 610696778376
Manufacturer Silver Reed
Model Number SK280
Type Knitting Machine
Warranty Full Manufacturers Warranty
Weight Kg 10kg
Size (Height, Width, Depth) 1.4m long
Hard Carrying or Storage Cover Yes
Number of Stitch Selections Punch Card Tuck, Slip, Fair Isle, Jacquard, Garter, Moss, Weaving, Lace, Cable, Single Motif
Tutorial CD / DVD No

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  1. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Love my machine. Does what it says on the box. I now want to get the155, still working on my other half for that. I wish they would bring out an updated knit radar without having to go electronic. 5 star review from one lazy knitter.

    Posted on April 5, 2018

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    Review by From
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    Excellent service - my knitting machine arrived next day as promised, with an impressive warranty and offers of support. It is easy to set up and I've already completed my first scarf. It's a pity that so many of the patterns for machine knitting are very dated e.g. huge 80's shoulders. The instruction manual gives a guide to how to create your own, so I shall, once I'm confident with the basics. A good investment at a good price.

    Posted on March 18, 2018

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    Review by From
    I ordered my machine and it arrived the following day at my workplace as requested. I am so happy with it and the service I received I really didnt think it would be here before Christmas! The machine is easy to use and I'm learning new things everytime I use it. Thank you for such great customer service. I recommended my friend to you and she has also ordered hers from you I believe.

    Posted on January 6, 2018

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    Review by From
    Jakarta, Indonesia
    Fast delivery, even to a remote country like mine.
    The machine itself is excellent, the instruction in the manual book is clear enough - I didn't even have to play the DVD to try all the punch cards.
    Compared to LK 150, cast on in SK 280 is more difficult because it doesn't use the cast on comb - but I managed by pulling the stitches down.
    Overall, it's really exciting - I already make a list of extra accessories I want to order next :)

    Posted on October 22, 2017

  5. Overall rating
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    My silver reed machine arrived two within 2 days and I am very happy with the machine and can recommend that and the fast, delivery thanks.

    Posted on October 10, 2017

  6. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Excellent service as always. Knitting Machine arrived well packaged and within the delivery time allotted. The machine is brilliant and I am enjoying using it to learn how to finally do machine knitting

    Posted on October 5, 2017

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    West Midlands
    I said that the delivery was amazing efficient and on time. Telephone call was friendly and helpful. I would not hesitate to phone again. if I needed help or information. The machine is up and running. Just need more time to get on with the knitting.

    Posted on September 28, 2017

  8. Overall rating
    Review by From
    A well made, excellent machine. A level of knitting knowledge is required as some of the instructions in the manual are confusing. Service from Sewing Machine Sales excellent and fast delivery. would recommend.

    Posted on August 2, 2017

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    This is a great machine for as well beginners and experienced knitters. High quality and with a countless amounts of opportunities. I am very happy with this knitting machine and can highly recommend it.

    Posted on July 19, 2017

  10. Overall rating
    Review by From
    The SK280 knitting machine works very well. Good quality and a good price. Good customer service and fast shipping :-)

    Posted on June 18, 2017

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