Quilting is like breathing…I get cranky when I can't do it!!

Brother_585_Jan_24_2015This is the Brother Profile 585 knitting machine I bought yesterday.  It’s a standard gauge metal bed machine and has the ability to do some patterning, although it’s a manual process.

The seller is looking for the accessories box which has the original manual, some additional weights and the original manual, which would be great.  I found a copy of the manual online and it’s got very clear instructions so I’m excited to get started.

I have to clean it up first, and there are 2 bent gate pegs that need to be bent back first, though.  I’d really like to find a ribber and a knitting machine stand for it and then I think it would be complete.

I have an electronic Singer Studio 500 that I’ve never used because I’m a bit intimidated by it;  I don’t have a manual for it, no mylars for the patterns, and the electric brick gets pretty warm and I’m just not sure if it’s in a completely safe condition or if the temperature is normal.  So, I figure if I can learn the manual setup first while I’m on the hunt for the mylars and I’ll have a much easier time when I get the Singer 500 working.

I just love having more than one hobby!

Comments on: "Brother Profile 585 knitting machine" (4)

  1. Hi, if you managed to find an instruction booklet, will you let me know where I can get one too please. Have this machine but cannot find the manual, and I have forgotten how to work the needle bar!! Its a great little machine, had it since new many many years ago, and knitted many garments on it too, absolutely great machine.
    many thanks.

  2. How much for that 585 ?

    • I actually don’t have that machine anymore. I have a vintage Knittax AM3 standard gauge machine in a cabinet that I’m interested in selling, though. While it has a ribber, the connecting arm was lost and I haven’t been able to find one. Would you be interested in that machine?

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