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BROTHER AND KNIT KING MACHINE INFORMATION AND COMPATIBILITY CHARTS
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Standard Gauge Knitting Machine Information Midgauge
Standard Machine and Ribber Compatibility Machine and G carriage Compatibility
Bulky Main Bed Information Knit Leader
Bulky Ribber  Color Changer

Standard Gauge Brother and Knit King Knitting Machines 4.5mm

Machine Yr

Pattern Method

Hold

Fair
isle

Tuck

Skip

Thread lace

Lace

G carr
compat

Disk
port

Crtg
port

Parts
vailable

KH1B1   160 needles/4.23mm spacing no no no no no no none no no no
KH218 1958 Yarn tension unit no no no no no no none no no no
Profile   4 button no no yes yes no no none no no needles
KH561 1960's 8 button yes yes yes yes no yes none no no needles
KH710   8 button no no yes yes no no none no no needles
KH800 1971-72 12st reader card yes yes yes yes no yes none no no needles
pres bar
KH820 1974 24 st pnchcd no single motif yes yes yes yes no yes some
KG88
no no all
KH830   24 st pnchcd yes yes yes yes no no none no no all
KH836 1986 24 st punchcard yes yes yes yes no no KG88 no no all
KH840 1978 24st pnchcd some no single motif yes yes yes yes no some none no no all
KH860   24st pnchcd yes yes yes no yes KG88 no no all
KH864 1990 24st pnchcd without lace carriage yes yes yes yes yes no all no no all
KH868 1990 24st pnchcd with lace carriage yes yes yes yes yes yes all no no all
KH881 1985-86 24st punch card built in Knit Leader yes yes yes yes no no KG88 no no all
KH890 1986 24st punch card yes yes yes yes no yes all no no all
KH891 1987-89 24st punch card, built in Knit Leader yes yes yes yes yes yes all no no all
KH892
KH894
1987-89 24st punch card, built in intarsia yes yes yes yes yes yes all no no all
KH900   50 elec patterns, 2 color key in yes yes yes yes yes yes all no yes all
KH910 1980-87 mylar sheets 60st X 150rw, A+B patterning, pattern variation keys yes yes yes yes yes yes KG88 no no not elect board
KH930 1986-89 555 elec patterns, 2 color key in, pattern variation keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all yes no all
KH940 1989-92 555 elec patterns, 2 color key in, pattern variation keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all yes no all
KH950E 1987-92 555 elec patterns, mylar 180st x 998rw, A+B patterning, var. keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all no no all
KH950i 1989-92 555 elec patterns, mylar 180st x 998rw, A+B patterning, pat var keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all yes no all
KH965* 1991-93 615 elec patterns, 3 color key in, A+B patterning, pat var keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all no yes all
KH965i 1993-95 615 elec patterns, 3 color key, in A+B patertning, pat var keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all yes yes all
KH970 1995-1999 665 elec patterns, 6 color key in grid lcd screen, garment drawing, pat var keys yes yes yes yes yes yes all yes yes all

The 965ís without the i, donít have a disk drive port, unless added after the time of manufacture. The 965i does have the disk drive port.
Both have a cartridge port. All 965ís allow up to 7 different patterns to be placed on the bed next to each other.
The 970ís allow 9 patterns to be placed next to each other on the bed.

MACHINE AND RIBBER COMPATIBILITY

machine KR110 KR120 KR551 KR580 KR586 KR587 KR710 KR810 KR830 KR850 KR900
KH 110 FIT  
KH120 FIT  
KH550 FIT  
KH552 FIT FIT FIT  
KH588 FIT FIT FIT  
KH710 FIT* FIT* FIT FIT  
KH800 FIT FIT* FIT* FIT  
KH820 KH830 KH840 KH860 KH881 KH890 KH891 KH892 FIT         FIT         FIT        FIT       
KH900, KH910 KH930 KH940 KH950E KH950I KH965 KH965I KH970 FIT FIT FIT FIT

*NEEDS ADDED PIECES

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Mid Gauge 7 mm/ needle plastic bed

Machine

pattern method

hold

tuck

skip

thread lace

fairisle

lace

works w/
G carriage

disk port

cartridge port

parts
available

KX350 hand maniplated yes yes yes no no no no no no

yes

No Ribber. The mid gauge can be used with a knit leader and has a KH400 intarsia carriage available

Bulky 9 mm needle metal bed

Machine

pattern method

hold

tuck

skip

thread lace

fairisle

lace

works w/
G carriage

disk
port

cartridge port

parts
available

KH210 hand manipulate no no no no no no
KH230 hand manipulate yes yes yes no no no no no no no
KH260 24 st punchcard yes yes yes yes yes no no no no yes
KH270 built in yes yes yes yes yes no no no yes yes

Bulky ribbers

machine

lili buttons

#needles

fits on

KR230 no 108 fits on a KH230 only
KR260 yes 114 fits KH260 +KH270

KR260 is the same as the BR 9

MACHINE / GARTER CARRIAGE KG88 KG88II* KG89 KG8911* KG93 */III GC KG95*/OMNI
KH 900 KH930 KH940 KH950 KH950i KH965 KH965i KH970 YES
A, B
YES
A, B
YES
A
YES
A
YES YES
KH910 YES
A
YES
A
NO NO NO NO
KH890 YES
A,B
YES
A,B
YES YES YES YES
KH890 KH891 KH892 KH868 KH864 YES YES YES YES YES YES
KH836, KH840, KH881 YES YES NO NO NO NO
KH860 YES YES NO NO NO NO

*This G carriage has automatic cast on and off and knot finder
A-add sensors and book
B-add rail over the top of the louvred rail and cut off the stoppers at the ends of the added rail.
The KH970 has a sensor that comes in the 970 tool box and must be placed on the G carriage (replacing the two other sensors).
Some KH820ís and KH830's, not all, can use a KG88 and KG88II garter carriage. 

 

KNITLEADER/MACHINE
compatibility

KL111
green

KL113
green

KL115
beige with
orange knobs

KL116
early ones were beige with orange knobs later ones were beige with green knobs

KH260 BULKY      

0+

KH120 KH860 KH910, 930,940,950, 965, 970

*7

0

0

KH891+892

0

0

KH840

0

*8

0

KH830

0

KH800

0

0

*5

*5

KH710

0

*9

*J

KH585 AND KH588

0*S

KH550
KH552
KH110

0=machine compatibility with no change in brackets needed.
0+ = the necessary measuring devices come with the bulky
*J common bracket
*S Compatible if stand is included with knit leader


*5 - 9 = knit leader is compatible with that machine if that # bracket is added.
Unfortunately brother no longer has the different numbered brackets available.

COLOR CHANGER/MACHINE COMPATIBILITY CHART

MODEL
NAME


KHC820A
MANUAL
 

KRC830

KRC840

KRC900
or
RCC

KRC 1000E ELECTRONIC
This one is made for the KH970

KRC1000M
MANUAL

NUMBER OF YARNS

4

4

4

4

6

6

NUMBER OF YARNS
CHANGED AUTOMATICALLY

1

0

2

0

6 (970)
2 (930-965i)

2

MACHINES THE CHANGERS WORK WITH

KH830-894
KH900-970
NO BULKY

KH830-894
KH900-970
NO BULKY

KH830-894
KH900-970
NO BULKY

ALL
STANDRD
+ BULKY

KH830-894
KH900-970
KH260-270

KH830-894
KH900-970
KH260-270

Single bed color changers are designated with a KHC and work on the main bed only.
Double bed color changers are designated with a KRC and work using a main bed and ribber together.
 

 

 

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