Knitmaster, Empisal, Silver Reed Knitting Machine list

Knitmaster , Silver Reed, Empisal, Studio knitting machine list

Knitmaster / Silver Reed machines were imported to Canada under the Singer name, if you have a Singer machine the information for the model number will be the same, plus Studio parts and accessories will fit. (DO NOT confuse with the Singer/Superba/White knitting machine)
In Britain Silver Reed machines were imported under the name of Knitmaster or Empisal.

I have put this list together with the help of many internet websites and friends, if you notice anything which is not right or you have more info to add please let me know.

Please note we do not sell any knitting machines or parts, thank you

ModelDescriptionGaugeInfo &
Ribbers, accessories
SK 7Steel bed/200 needles/very basicN/AAlso called the Knittin Kitten (1959)
SK 8Steel bed/200 needles4.5Came out in 1960, manual pattern selection
SK10N/A4.5Approx 1960
MK70Plastic bed/Punchcard (18) /foldaway/160 ndls6SC7, KR6/7
HK100Plastic bed/120 needles8no ribber, manual patt. selection
LK100Plastic bed/chunky/90 needles9no ribber, man. patt. sel., LW1, AG10, KR10
SK101Came out approx. 1962N/AN/A
SK102Steel bed/200 needles/4.5Approx 1962/3
SK 103Approx 1963N/AN/A
SK 105Steel bed/ 200 needles/approx. 19654.5manual needle selection for pattern using needle selector tool.
SK 106Steel bed/200 needles4.5very similar to SK105
SK120Steel bed/chunky “Bulky Eight” /100 Ndls, Narrow sponge bar.8SR120, weaving attachment, intarsia carriage AG1, and drive knit accessory.
SK121Approx. 1984Chunkyno automatic patterning mechanism (knit-in pattern knob)
LK140Plastic bed/mid-gauge/140 needles6.5no ribber, AG10, LW1, KR10, manual pattern selection
LK150Plastic bed/mid-gauge/150 needles6.5no ribber, AG10, LW1, LS6, KR10/11, FC6
SK150/1Steel bed/chunky/110 needles/intarsia9SR150, PS150, HW1
SK155Steel bed/PC(12)chunky/110 ndls9SR155, AG30, AG155
SK160Steel bed/mid-gauge/150 needles6.5Built-in intarsia, plating and slip. Upgradable to SK860
SK210Steel bed punchcard (24) 200 ndls/ no radar4.5SRP60N, SRJ70, LC2, AG20, YC6, AW1, RT1, SC3,
SK260Steel bed PC(24)no radar/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC5/6, LC2/260/360, AG20, KR6/7/10, AW1, RT1, SC3
F270Steel bed/punchcard (30) fine knitter/no radar/ 250 needles3.6FRP70, FRJ80, FLC270,
SK280Steel bed/PC (24)no radar/200ndls4.5SRP20/50/60/60N, SRJ70, LC2, YC5/6, SC3, AG20, RT1, AW1
SK 301Steel bed/ approx. 1960 -N/ASR301 ribber, pattern cards (not punchcards)
SK302Steel bed – came out approx. 19604.5Pattern cards (not punchcards) used with dials. Ribber was available to match.
SK 303Steel bed – 200 ndls/ (1967 approximately)4.5no radar or contour. Patterns can be made using dial incl. knit-in(two-colour). 8 to 12 st repeat poss. (not punchcards) Ribber was available
SK305Steel bed – no punchcardN/ACame out 1967 – 70 – radar – patterns made using dial (came with instruction cards for patterns)
SK 310Steel bed – patterning by selectorN/ACame out 1967 – 70 – no info
SK 312Steel bed/punchcard (24)200 ndls4.5Came out 1969 – two colour knit-in possible – one colour at a time with manual colour change
SK 313Steel bed – first punchcard (24) standard4.5
SK315Steel bed/punchcard (24) 200 ndls4.5SR10
SK321Steel bed/punchcard (24) 200 ndls4.5SRN321, SRP20/50, YC5/6, AG20, KR6/7/10, RT1, SC1
SK322Steel bed/punchcard (24) 200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50, YC5/6, AG20, RT1, SC1
SK323Steel bed/punchcard (24) 200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50, YC5/6, AG20, KR6/7/10, RT1, SC1
SK324Steel bed/punchcard(24)200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50, YC5/6, AG20, KR6/7/10, RT1, SC1
SK326Steel bed/PC(24)radar/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC5/6, AG20, AW1, RT1, SC1
SK327Steel bed PC(24)/radar/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC5/6, AG20, AW1, RT1, SC1
SK328Steel bed/PC(24)/radar/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC5/6, AG20, AW1, RT1, SC1
SK329Steel bed/punchcard(24)/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC5/6, AG20, KR6/7/10, AW1, RT1, SC1
SK360Steel bed/PC(24)/radar/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC 5/6, LC2/260/360, AG20, AW1, RT1 SC3
F370Steel bed/PC(30)/fine knitter/radar/250ndls3.6FRP70, FRJ80, FLC370
SK500Steel bed/electronic patt./radar/200 ndls4.5SRP20/50/60N, YC5/6, AG 20, RT 1, SC1, AW1
SK 502N/AN/AN/A
SK 503N/AN/AN/A
SK550Steel bed/electronic patt./no radar/200 ndls4.5Similar to SK560
SK560Steel bed/electronic patt./radar/200 ndls4.5SRP20/50/60/60N, YC5/6, LC 560, AG20, AW1, RT1, SC3
SK580Steel bed/electronic patt/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60/60N, SRJ 70, PE1, YC5/6, LC580, KR6/7/10/11, AW1, RT1, SC3, AG20/50(PE 1 required)
SK600Steel bed/PC(24)/no radar 200 ndls/standard4.5similar to 700
SK700Steel bed/PC(24)/radar/intarsia/200 ndls4.5SRP20/50/60/60N, YC5/6, LC2, AW1, RT1, SC3
SK740Steel bed/PC(24)radar/200 ndls/standard4.5SRP20/50/60/60N, SRJ70, YC5/6, LC2, AG20, AW1, RT1, SC3
SK810N/AN/AN/A
SK830Steel bed/modular system/electronic patt. with EC1/fine knitter/250 ndls3.6FRP70, FRJ80, EC1, PE1, KR6/7/10/11
SK840Steel bed/modular system/electronic patt.with EC1 /200 ndls/standard4.5SRP60N, SRJ70, EC1, PE1, YC6, LC580, AG20/50 (PE1 req.), KR6/7/10/11, AW1, RT1, SC3
SK860Steel bed/mid-gauge/modular system electronic patt. with EC1 /150 ndls6.5SR860, EC1, PE1, AG40, KR6/7/10/11
SK890Steel bed/chunky/modular system electronic patt. with EC1 /110 ndls9SR155, EC1, PE1, AG155, AG30, KR6/7/10/11

 

Key :

  • 3.6 mm is fine
  • 4.5 mm is standard
  • 6.5 mm is mid-gauge
  • 9 mm chunky
  • PC = Punchcard
  • Number next to PC is size of pattern repeat. e.g., (24) is a 24 st punchcard

 

Knitmaster / Silver Reed Accessory List

ModelDescriptionGaugeMachine
AW1Auto Weaving Arm4.5All 4.5 machines (326 and newer)(also fits the 324)
EC1Electronic Controller – patternSK830,840,860,890
GBGarter bar (35210046)4.5All 4.5 mm machines
HW1Weaving Arm9SK150,151
LC1Lace carriage4.5SK360
LW1Weaving AttachmentLK100,140,150
PE1Design Controller – extender -electronicSK580,830,840,860,890
RJ1Ribber carriage, bird’s eye jacquard4.5SRP20/50/60/60N
RT1Rib Transfer Carriage4.5SRP20/50/60/60N
SC1Linker (cast off)4.5SK321-4/326-9,SK500
YC1Yarn changer – double bed4.5Fits older standard (4.5) machines
LC2Lace Carriage4.5SK210, 260, 280, 360, 600, 700, 740
YC2Yarn changer – double bed4.5Fit older standard (4.5) machines
SC3Linker4.5SK210, 260, 280, 360, 560, 580, 600, 700, 740, 840
SHW3Wool winderall machines
YC3Yarn changer – double bed4.5Fit older standard (4.5) machines
YC5Yarn Changer – double bed4.5SK321-4, 326-9, 500, 560, 580, 260, 280, 360, 700, 740, 270, 370
GB6Garter bar6.5All 6.5 mm knitting machines
FC6Fairisle carriage plus automatic cast-on6.5LK 150
LS6Pattern Selector6.5LK140/150
YC6Yarn Changer – single and double bed4.5All 4.5 machines
SC7Linker6MK70
GB9Garter bar9SK150, 151, 155, 890, LK100
PC10Pattern Programming Device (combination of EC1 and PE1 updated) LCD displaySK830, 840, 860, 890 (electronic machines)
SHW10Cone winder (separate plastic cones)All machines
KR3Knit contour/radar4.5Fit older standard (4.5) machines
KR5Knit contour/radarN/A
KR6Knit contour/radar – half scaleAll steel beds without contours
KR7Knit Contour/radar – half and full scale (wide)All steel beds without contours
KR10Knit Contour – elect. – 1/2 or 1/4 scaleAll current knitting machines
KR11Knit Contour – elect. – 1/2 or 1/4 scaleAll current knitting machines, special row counter is required for KR11 with some machines (RC – 15L with the LK100/140 & RC -15K with the SK155/151/280/270)
KR21Knit Contour – elec – 1/2 or 1/4 scale (do NOT use with SK700 & SK740)SK830, 840, 860, 890, 580, 160, LK150
AG10Intarsia CarriageLK100, 140, 150
AG20Intarsia Carriage4.5Parts exchange required for SK830 and FK270/370
AG24Intarsia Carriage4.5All 4.5 knitting machines
AG30Intarsia Carriage9SK155, 890
AG40Intarsia Carriage6.5SK860
AG50Intarsia carriage – electronic4.5SK580, 840
AG155Metal intarsia & plating carriage for chunky9SK155, 860, 890
PS150Pattern selector9SK150, 151
SA300Motor driveFine, standard, mid-gauge and chunky
SA310Motor driveSK151, 155, 210, 270, 580, 830, 840, 890
LC260/360Lace carriage for standard4.5SK260, 280, 360, 700 & 740
FLC270/FLC370Lace carriage for fine knitters3.6FK270/370
LC560Lace carriage/electronic4.5SK560
LC580Lace carriage/electronic4.5SK580, 840
KC860Upgrade carriage6.5SK160, SK860
DL1000Linking machineallFor joining garments

* AW-1 may be used on the 3.6 mm machines only if the fabric gears on the carriage arm are changed.

 

Knitmaster , Silver Reed, Empisal, Studio knitting machine needle codes list

Knitting Machine MakeKnitting Machine ModelNeedle Part NumberNeedle Type
Silver Reed Knitting Machine
Singer Knitting Machine
Studio Knitting Machine
Empisal Knitting Machine
Knitmaster Knitting Machine
F270
F370
SK830
01135268Fine 3.6mm
Silver Reed Ribber
Singer Ribber
Studio Ribber
Empisal Ribber
Knitmaster Ribber
FRP70
FRJ80
01105287Fine 3.6mm
Silver Reed Ribber
Singer Ribber
Studio Ribber
Empisal Ribber
Knitmaster Ribber
SRP20
SRP50
SRP60
SRP60N
SRJ70
01144005Standard 4.5mm
Silver Reed Knitting Machine
Singer Knitting Machine
Studio Knitting Machine
Empisal Knitting Machine
Knitmaster Knitting Machine
SK301
SK302
SK303
SK305
SK311
SK312
SK313
01144005Standard 4.5mm
Silver Reed Knitting Machine
Singer Knitting Machine
Studio Knitting Machine
Empisal Knitting Machine
Knitmaster Knitting Machine
SK210
SK218
SK260
SK280
SK321
SK322
SK323
SK324
SK326
SK327
SK328
SK329
SK360
SK550
SK560
SK580
SK600
SK700
SK740
SK840
Zippy
Creative 245

01130616Standard 4.5mm
Silver Reed Knitting Machine
Singer Knitting Machine
Studio Knitting Machine
Empisal Knitting Machine
Knitmaster Knitting Machine
SK155
SK890
01116813Chunky 9mm
Silver Reed Knitting Machine
Singer Knitting Machine
Studio Knitting Machine
Empisal Knitting Machine
Knitmaster Knitting Machine
SK150
SK151
01166883Chunky 9mm
Silver Reed Ribber
Singer Ribber
Studio Ribber
Empisal Ribber
Knitmaster Ribber
SR150
SR155
01166883Chunky 9mm
3.6 mm fine knitterNeedle Part Number
F270/370/SK83001135268
4.5 mm standard
SK301,302,303,305,311,312,31301144005 (same needles in SRP50/60 ribber)
SK322,323,324,326,327,328,36001130616
SK210,280,600,700,740,01130616
SK500,560,580,84001130616
MK7001040203
6.5 mm mid-gauge
LK14012419248
LK15012459681
SK160,86012492690
8 mm
HK10001056209
SK12009012808
9 mm chunky
LK10006106827
SK150/15101166883
SK155,89001116813
RIBBERS
3.6 mm fine gauge
FRP70, FRJ8001105287
4.5 mm standard
SRP20,50,60,60N,SRJ7001144005
6.5 mm mid-gauge
SR86001003847
9mm chunky
SR12009012808
SR150/15501166883
DL1000 Hook Needles12414843
DL1000 Point Needles12413217
RT1 needle01425214
SC3 transfer needle unit04354809

We have made every effort to check the part codes, however we cannot be held responsible for changing part codes or incorrect part codes, thank you