This fabulous knitting mill from Prym is a fantastic gadget for knitters! Similar to a knitting dolly, the mill has a handle which you can turn to make knitted tubes in no time at all. Let your imagination run wild and make scarves, bag handles, bags, cushions, mats and much much more!
This knitting mill works well with most yarns suitable for hand knitting. Please note that the different types of yarn may need different tension to produce the desired knit. Thread smooth and thin yarns through all of the notches on the tension guide, chunky and irregular yarns produce a tight knit when threaded through fewer of the notches.
Here are some tips to help you start using your new knitting mill –
Drop a long end of yarn down the middle of mill when you start so you can grab it and place tension on the yarn as it moves through the mill. Slowly turn the handle and watch each latch hook open and close, if one doesn’t stop. Use a fine crocket hook or a yarn needle to open and close the hook that doesn’t cooperate. I do recommend starting very slowly and pick up speed gradually. Once you have made enough of a square to hold on to and put tension on it, it gets easier because the tension helps the hooks open and close. You will find that different yarns work better than others. Clip on weights could be used throughout but I still recommend using hand at the beginning.
Boxed contents include:-
Knitting Mill Maxi
Paper instructions for use
- Number of stitches: 44 when knitting in a round, 40 when knitting back and forth.
- Dimensions: H 11,8″ x Dia. 15,35″
- Knits tubes with a diameter of up to 13″ and flat panels up to a width of 17″
- Made in Germany