The 1980’s Bond Knitting Device

Back in the 1980’s, an Englishman by the title of Roger Curry, established out to layout a knitting machine which would be easy to use and could create equipment-knitted clothes that would glance as if they had been hand-knitted. What he established was the Bond knitting equipment which was a incredibly essential, manually operated device.

It was known as ‘Bond’ immediately after a famed searching street in central London, which at the time, Roger Curry described as “the epitome of British manner sense.” And Bond road is just as effectively-acknowledged now for its up-sector trend outlets, as it was in the mid-1980’s.

The initially Bond knitting equipment to be bought in the United kingdom were the Bond Authentic and later the Bond Traditional. These devices could cope with all the well-known yarns including wool, cottons, mohair and even hand-spun wool but it didn’t handle well, yarns finer than chunky knit. These knitting machines were being very simple ample that hand-knitting designs for sweaters, for instance, could be adapted for use on them.

1988 noticed the introduction of the Bond Elite knitting equipment which in addition to the chunkier yarns could also tackle 4-ply and double-knitting yarns. The Bond Elite came total with a row counter, applications for assisting build fancy stitches, a needle pusher, an illustrated instruction e-book, and an educational video which shown how to set up the machine and how to knit with it. 1 of the progressive elements of this unique model had been its 4, double-sided keyplates which manufactured achievable various stitch measurements, and by turning them close to, they could also be employed for photo knitting (known as intarsia).

One of the disadvantages of the Bond knitting machine was that it was not possible to knit ribbing. If you had been knitting a sweater with a ribbed hem and cuffs, the garment had to be taken off from the machine in buy to knit the ribbing by hand. But by 1989 a ribber attachment experienced turn into obtainable. Now, Bond knitting devices stay preferred, becoming lightweight and almost maintenance-free, and can nevertheless be purchased secondhand in the United kingdom.

Author: Jacqueline Louise Gagnon