Merit shared a photo of a new-to-her machine a Regina Royal II. (Her mother purchased this machine in 1975)
She is a hand knitter who is new to machine knitting, but she’s had quite a bit of success already with her machine. (Congrats!) She is just finishing up a cardigan for her daughter and plans to hand knit the ribbing.
Merit was wise to start with the main bed only and not try to tackle the ribber. Now that she has some experience under her belt, the ribber won’t be as overwhelming and will expand the capabilities of her machine.
One advantage of a manual machine (no punchcard or electronics) is that it it soooo much easier to learn! You get a better understanding of the workings of the machine and the relationship between the needle positions and the settings on the carriage. I wish every MKer could start with a manual machine (or at least ignore automatic patterning in the beginning)
Notice the cup near the yarn mast for cakes of yarn ….
Merit asked if anyone has any information about her new friend, Regina.
Have you seen this one before?
Here’s a link to an advertisement for this vintage machine … price £23