Silver Reed SK280 Knitting Machine

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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

Customer Reviews

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  1. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Newcastle Australia
    All the way from Newcastle on Tyne UK, to Newcastle on Hunter Australia and a very happy customer. Have been using Singer machines or (Silver Reed) for nearly forty years and highly recommend them.

    Posted on April 23, 2016

  2. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Replacement for a very old broken machine, how things have come on. So easy to use and the basics still apply, lovely machine and will enjoy many years of use from it I am sure.

    Posted on December 29, 2015

  3. Overall rating
    Review by From
    I wanted a machine that would enable me to knit things that are too time consuming by hand, this machine fits the bill perfectly. I'm looking forward to many years use.

    Posted on December 23, 2015

  4. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Cannot fault this machine, is a good all round machine for a student creating knit designs as well as for the ease of use.

    Posted on November 14, 2015

  5. Overall rating
    Review by From
    I was very excited to receive my new Silver Reed SK280 Knitting Machine, though I was disappointed that the case was dented, so I emailed them, the very next day they called to say that they would replace the whole machine. Very impressed with their customer service and I am looking forward to getting to use my new, new machine.

    Posted on May 28, 2015

  6. Overall rating
    Review by From
    high wycombe
    I first bought a knitting machine when my sons were small. Not being a very fast knitter it was worth its weight in gold to me. That one was a Knitmaster which was the for runner of Silver reed. The best machines and still the only ones being produced today. That surely says it all.

    Posted on May 20, 2015

  7. Overall rating
    Review by From
    Lovely knitting machine quick delivery thanks

    Posted on November 6, 2014

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