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4.84 out of 5 based on 37 customer ratings
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Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar Brother Knitting machines

Suitable for Brother Knitting machines and ribbers.

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Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar for Brother Knitting Machines

Twin Pack
Pack contents

2 Self adhesive backed Sponge kit Retaining Bar strips 110cm long 9mm wide
2 Protective strips for top of sponge
Printed Fitting Guide.

Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar is enough for two machines or one machine and one ribber.

LOW COST – The low cost way to renew your knitting machine or ribber sponge in the sponge bar / needle retaining bar. Ideal for Brother, Bond, Toyota and Knitmaster machines / ribbers.
PRECISION SPONGE – We have machine precision cut the sponge to the perfect width and depth using the correct sponge density.
NO GLUE REQUIRED – No need to mess with glue or other adhesives our sponge is backed with an adhesive designed for fixing sponge in place, makes fitting easier, cleaner and faster.
ECO FRIENDLY – Replacing the sponge not only saves you money it also reduces your environmental impact.
LENGTH – Sponge is supplied slightly longer than required all you need to do is cut to length required with scissors.
This sponge kit will fit all standard 4.5mm 200 needle bed Brother Knitting Machines, electronic or manual.


The best Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar / knitting machine sponge bar available

For help fitting the sponge kit Click Here

Video guide below


This sponge kit will fit the following Brother steel bed knitting machines

  • Brother KH561, KH588
  • Brother KH710
  • kH800, KH820
  • KH830, KH836
  • KH840, KH585, KH860, KH868
  • KH881, KH890, KH891, KH892, KH894
  • KH900, KH910, KH930
  • KH940, KH950, KH950i
  • KH965, KH965i ,KH970
  • Jones KH585


Also the kit will also fit the following Brother ribbers if fitted with metal sponge bar

KR830 & KR850

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Additional information

Weight70 g
Machine Types

Brother, Toyota, Bond


Self Adhesive Sponge – NO GLUE required



Pack Size

Twin Pack – enough for 2 machines or Ribbers

Customers' review

Rated 4.84 out of 5 stars
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37 reviews for Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar Brother Knitting machines

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Perfect thankyou. Took a few days to arrive due to the snow grinding most of the uk to a halt. Very clear instructions and a video to help. Thankyou

  2. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived within 2 days of order. Very good instructions and the additional video on website made this easy and sucessful

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Perfect for job,arrived quickly & instructions easy to follow. Highly recommend

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Excellent speedy delivery. Great instructions made it easy to fit. I would use this company again and recommend to fellow knitters.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Had been trying to get replacement retaining bars for a while but as we are not UK mainland it was proving difficult. Then I found these, they were easy to fit and worked perfectly and myself and my neighbour are delighted to have our machines working again. The most fiddly bit was removing the old glue from the bar but a spray of wd40 onto it then rubbing with a flat screwdriver covered with a bit of kitchen roll did the job. Thanks

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Expédition et réception très rapide - marchandise impeccable

  7. 5 out of 5

    we had good service and very prompt too. No complaints we certainly know where to get our sponge bar refills.

  8. You are most welcome, we would love to see pics of your crafts.

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Great product, great service from Xenas Knitting & Sewing Supplies, I will definitely shop again here everytime I need something for my crafts.

  10. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The sponge bar replacement kit arrived promptly and was very easy to fit using the supplied instructions.

  11. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    The sponge was perfect for the job and easy to fit. They arrived very promptly and were packaged well. I have no hesitation in recommending the seller and the product.

  12. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Ordered Kit and it was delivered the next day as promised. Easy to fit and the instructions made it so easy to do, machine working like new again. I would certainly recommend this kit.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Great item easy to do good tip about nail polish remover worked a treat thank you

  14. 5 out of 5

    Very happy with the sponge kit. Great easy to follow instructions on how to fit. A little tip for cleaning the last of old sponge off the bar I used nail varnish remover on some cotton wool to give a good clean surface.

  15. 5 out of 5

    I am trying to bring an old Brother knitting machine back to life after it being in a cupboard for about 15 years. The sponge on it had completely deteriorated and the wool wouldn't stay on the needles. I ordered the sponge kit and it was so easy to fit, following the instructions. Have now done my first bit of knitting and can't believe the difference.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Quick delivery and easy to install

  17. 5 out of 5

    Very fast delivery and easy to follow instructions. I've never fitted one of these before. My machine is an old loft find that I am resurrecting and the sponge bar now does what it should do. Thank you.

  18. 5 out of 5

    An excellent product and fitted quickly and easily. No messy glue and good quality sponge. Brother KH 881 now back in action!

  19. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    I live in the United States, and I would not hesitate to order again and again, Fabulous service, my order came within a week of ordering, item was sponge bar kit. The instructions are great and you really should order, they are worth ordering. I love their site and am so glad to have found them. I will be back for more machine knit items. Love Xena Cindy Fell

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brilliant just what i needed. Bonus is ive got a spare one for when i next need it. Thanks

  21. 5 out of 5

    very prompt delivery, arrived in 3 days, even to remote part of ROI. Qiuck and easy to follow instructions, great producy

  22. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    excellent ... easy to use works well, great find ... am back up and knitting Thankyou !!

  23. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Speedy delivery with a very reasonable price. Highly recommended place to buy from and the item itself.

  24. 5 out of 5

    My machine has now risen from the dead! Speedy delivery and just what I needed. Thanks

  25. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Speedy delivery, perfect product. Thank you very much

  26. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Fast delivery. simple to do and works like new. Wonderful.

  27. 5 out of 5

    super fast delivery with my wool order too thank you very much

  28. 5 out of 5

    These are the best replacement sponge bar kits I have found. The sponge is superior to many on the market. They are easy to fit and good value for money. The are posted out quickly in secure packaging. I have found the staff very friendly, knowledgable and efficient. I would highly recommend the company and product.

  29. 5 out of 5

    fantastic very fast service, excellent product I will reccommend you in my knitting club

  30. 5 out of 5

    Really fast and good quality

  31. 5 out of 5

    Expédition et réception très rapide - marchandise impeccable

  32. 5 out of 5

    brill item very fast deliverly 5 *

  33. 5 out of 5

    Excellent highly recommend

  34. 5 out of 5

    Fast delivery thank you

  35. 5 out of 5

    buon confezionamento spedizione veloce

  36. 5 out of 5

    Thank you again for the good service

  37. 5 out of 5

    I have 4 knitting machines and I buy these kits all the time these kits are only ones i would ever trust they work perfectly and xena sends them really fast too

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