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The Ashcroft Circular Hat Machine will be dispatched within 6 - 8 weeks of your order, via Royal Mail, Special Delivery.
Collect in Person by Appointment
The Ashcroft Makers 3D CHM, established in the UK February 2023, is perfect for any knitter wanting to take their knitting to the next level.
It is possible to create knitted fabric for hats, large Christmas stockings, cowls, scarves and more IF they have thoroughly looked into every aspect of circular knitting techniques required to use this machine.
Finished objects made from Ashcroft Makers Knitting Patterns CAN be re-sold, but NOT the knitting pattern itself.
Knitters with lots of experience would not necessarily become instant experts in producing knits on this 3D CHM with a Dual Tension CAM System, as it requires a great deal of patience and practice.
But, with a little know-how and some creativity to tweak some of your knitting skills, you can definitely bring out the best in creating your chosen knitting projects.
Don't be deceived by it's apparent simplicity, the settings and adjustments of this machine are every bit as complicated, if not more so, than other types of CHM's.
The CHM made from 3D filament, is portable and lightweight. It clamps onto any worktop, table or desk and does not take up a lot of space.
It works in a circular motion with the speed controlled by the handle, which is located at the front of the casing and can be used in a clockwise or a counter clockwise motion. This central placement of the handle benefits both right and left handed knitters.
The yarn feeder is stationary and has a Dual Tension OPEN CAM system. As you turn the handle the cylinder rotates, moving the needles upwards towards the yarn feeder. This moves the needles into a working position, so the yarn hooks onto the needles and forms the stitch. The needles are held in place by a band.
The knitting gauge can be adjusted by changing the placement of the tension levers on either side of the outer casing and also by the position of the tension unit adjuster.
The CHM comes with a cast on bonnet, buckle and one weight. The knitter only has to thread the sock yarn using the tension unit/yarn feeder on the machine and you’re good to go!
- pivoting row counter
- metal table clamps
- tension unit/yarn feeder to cater for all cylinder sizes
- top loadable/removable/interchangeable cylinders with slot counts of
96, 112, 128 and 144
-top loadable/removable/lockable/screw adjustable cams
The machine is supplied fully assembled and includes:
ONE Cylinder with needles
(please specify which size) 96, 112, 128, 144
Spare Needles X 20
Table Clamps X 3
Tension Unit with Adjuster
Cast on Bonnet
500g Knitting Machine Weight X 1
200g knitting weight X 1
Heel Forks X 4
Screwdriver to remove the cylinder
Two strands of yarn and the needle should fit comfortably into each slot.
Every 4 needles on the Ashcroft cylinder knit approximately to 0.25 inch
(48 divided by 4 = 12 X 0.25 inch = 3 inch diameter/6 inch sock circumference)
so cylinders with 4ply weight yarn or 4/16nm (400M/100gr) knit approximately to:
96 cylinder - 6 inch diameter / 12 inch circumference
112 cylinder - 7 inch diameter / 14 inch circumference
128 cylinder - 8 inch diameter / 16 inch circumference
144 cylinder - 9 inch diameter / 18 inch circumference
Negative ease is usually 1 inch.
Additional sized cylinders and needles are available
Spare Parts (please email contact@ashcroftmakers if required)
DO NOT use or store/leave the machine in direct sunlight/car interior, as it will warp.
This product is not a toy and not intended for use by children under 14 years of age. (UK Toy Safety Regulations 2011)
Knitting Patterns included with User Guide
Please ensure that the warranty meets your needs, before purchasing.
Each CHM is handmade and tested before leaving the Studio.
The Circular Hat Machines will be dispatched within 6 - 8 weeks of your order, via Royal Mail, Special Delivery.
Collect in Person by Appointment
Happy Knitting from Ashcroft Makers!