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Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar Toyota Knitting machines

Sponge bar kit suitable for Toyota & Elna Knitting machines / ribbers


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Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar for Toyota Knitting Machines

Twin Pack
Pack contents

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

The Sponge kit Retaining Bar 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 Toyota knitting 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  or 9mm 200 needle bed Toyota Knitting Machines, electronic or manual.


Because this is 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 Toyota steel bed knitting machines

  • 500
  • 600, 610 & KS650
  • 727, 747, 787
  • KS858
  • KS901, KS950


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

KR450, KR460, KR501, KR505, KR506, KR2450

TOYOTA Bulky Ribbers: KR300, KR308, KR350, KR2350

The sponge bar kit will also fit


9mm ELNA EK2300
9mm Ribber ELNA ER2350
4.5mm ELNA EK2400
4.5mm Ribber ELNA ER2450


Please note : The sponge kit CANNOT be used in the extension sponge bar


Additional information

Weight70 g
Machine Types

Toyota, Elna


Self Adhesive Sponge – NO GLUE required



Pack Size

Twin Pack – enough for 2 machines or Ribbers

Customers' review

Rated 4.92 out of 5 stars
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4 stars 1 8 %
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12 reviews for Replacement Sponge kit Retaining Bar Toyota Knitting machines

  1. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Took a while to get to NZ, but well packaged. thanks

  2. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived Quickly, very good instructions on how to fit the sponge bars. Very Quickly and easily fitted with the great detailed instructions, machine up and running perfectly. Thank you.

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived in short time, shopping without any problem. Thank you.

  4. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Two years ago I tried, unsuccessfully, to buy new retaining bars for my Toyota 901 machine. I then discovered the replacement sponge kit from Xena Knits and decided to give it a try. The result was brilliant and my machine was up and running as good as new. Last week when my machine started struggling again, I knew just where to go - Xena Knits. A great product which is easy to use and fantastic service.

  5. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived really fast. The instructions included were easy to follow and armed with a flat headed screwdriver, scissors and an iron, I repaired my Toyota spongebar in around 40 minutes.. I took my time to make a nice job. The jamming and mis-selecting needles are now running smoothly and my machine is back in business. I'm more than pleased. I've another machine with the same problem after being stored for a few years, so the kit will nicely repair both machines. Highly recommended product. Thank you!

  6. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Arrived within 2 days of ordering. Very easy to fit. There is a temptation to stretch the sponge as you pull it along the bar - Don't as it will become mis-shapen. The iron on tape is easily applied using the tip of a warm (hottish) iron - no steam. Trimming the excess tape is easy - the key being very sharp dressmaking scissors. As the sponge is dark and the tape light it's easier to see where to trim it if you hold it up with the light behind it. The renewed sponge slides nicely back into the machine using gentle fingertip pressure on the needles as you push it slowly along the bed. My initial problem was that after many years stored in the attic the needles would not push all the way back to A position so what a joy it was after replacing the bar to be able to push them back effortlessly. Very pleased with purchasing experience, product, diy instructions and result.

  7. 4 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Took a while to get here. But when it did easy to install.

  8. 5 out of 5

    I replaced my sponge bar in about 15 mins. I have a Toyota 777... I am still using a replacement sponge using i bought 2 yrs ago for my other machine 787.. very pleased

  9. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner)

    Fast shipping, easy to install except for trimming.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Very quick delivery despite being ordered a few days before Christmas. Resurrected a knitting machine not used for over 15 years. Easy instructions and easy to fit. Brilliant!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Arrived next day - even with Christmas rush! I haven't used it yet because I'm still awaiting arrival of a another machine but will review again when I've fitted it. I'm delighted to see there is a discount for quantity as, if this works, I shall need replacement kits for several machines plus ribbers. Thank you very much.

  12. 5 out of 5

    arrived next day thank you very much

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