Weight Hangers for Knitting Machines with Ribbers

What are these?

When knitting in ribbing, sometimes the edge stitches don’t knit correctly.  Adding a little weight can help.

These are Wire Type Weight Hangers (the official name from the Brother Manual). They are also referred to as the “7” hangers. The wire slips between the needlebed and rests on the loops between the stitches on the beds.  Hang a small ribber weight and you’ll stop the mis-patterning at the edges.


This Claw Weight Hanger is also used to add weight to the edges of your ribbing. Instead of slipping the wire between the beds, it’s used like a regular claw weight. Hanging a ribber weight add more weight to help the edge stitches form properly.




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One thought on “Weight Hangers for Knitting Machines with Ribbers

  1. Dolores

    March 13, 2018 at 9:39am

    This is a question do you have Passap patterns or instructions

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    Knit it Now

    March 19, 2018 at 5:34am

    Although we are focused on Japanese machines, we try to keep our content and patterns ‘generic’. Our dynamic patterns tell you how many stitches and rows to knit and how to shape garments – the tools you use are up to you.

  3. minoucha

    April 29, 2020 at 3:48am

    je vous suis reconnaissante pour tout ce que vous faite pour le tricot machine ;

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