Remember me telling you about the Toyota 787 that I bought from Ebay and it never arrived? Well, a lady called Karen contacted me and very kindly offered me hers, I just had to arrange the courier. What could I say? I arranged for it to be collected and it’s now sitting on my knitting table ready for action. My blog readers are so kind. Thank you Karen, and thank you too Anne for the things you sent me for the Singer.
I thought the Knit Copy pattern charting device that Anne sent me for the Singer might have worked worked with the Toyota but unfortunately it doesn’t so I have bought a Knit Tracer which hasn’t yet arrived. I think the two devices are more or less the same so I shouldn’t have too much trouble getting to grips with it.
I won an Ebay auction for a ribber which goes with this machine and I’m waiting for that to arrive too. After having a look at the manual which I found online, I have a feeling there will be a piece missing from the ribber as I can’t see it in the photo. It attaches to the main carriage then the rib carriage connector screws onto it. I don’t know if the ribber will work without it so I am hoping it will be among the bits that come with the ribber. If not I don’t know what I’ll do but I’ll worry about that later.
I’ve tested a couple of the punchcards out on the machine and it seems to be working OK. I did some tuck and some fair isle without any bother. I created a Knitware pattern for a plain short sleeved top and have knitted all the pieces. It knitted just fine and the carriage moves very smoothly.
You know I said the Singer KE2400 was my new favourite machine? Well I might have changed my mind now, my new favourite machine might just be the Toyota 787.