Over the years as I have been collecting knitting machines and learning about the variety of machines that are out there, I’ve found a few reference sites that I return to again and again. As anyone who collects knitting machines knows, there are so many variations! What ribber works with which models of machines? What machines are really just rebranded versions of another machine? How do I know what machine is right for me? These three sites represent a wealth of knowledge that is hard to find anywhere else.

About Knitting Machines

About Knitting Machines

Has someone given you a knitting machine and you have no idea what it is all about? This site has information about all the major brands of machines: Brother, Silver Reed, Artisan, Toyota, Passap and many more. A general “About Knitting Machines” section and “About Yarn” sections are great places to start your knitting machine journey. Spend some time on this site and you will learn a lot!


Angelika’s Yarn Store

Are you thinking of purchasing a machine but aren’t quite sure? Angelika’s web site has a couple of articles that are there for you: What Every Hand Knitter Should Know Before Buying a Knitting Machine and Different Yarns for Different Knitting Machines.



In addition to great photo tutorials, Knittsings is a great site to bookmark as there are links to a wide variety of free knitting machine manuals– perfect for when the machine arrives without all the extra parts– or comes with the parts but you need to know what those parts do! Don’t leave without checking out the posts on how to setup and maintain your knitting machines. Such a great reference!


These are by no means the only sites that help you learn how to use and maintain your knitting machine. Let us know what your favorite is!