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Knitting Machine Empisal Knitmaster 360K/L SRP-50 Ribber Attachment

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EMPISAL KNITMASTER as it is known in the UK-Singer/Studio in the USA

Knitting Machine Empisal Knitmaster 360K/L and SRP-50 Ribber Attachment MADE IN JAPAN 200 needles, MANUAL MACHINE, it is not motorized.

The Empisal website lists this machine as a Standard 4.50 mm gauge machine

Fine Gauge Knitting Machine Model 360K/L
SRP-50 Ribber Attachment
Lace Carriage

This machine is sold complete I will NOT sell individual parts.

I bought this machine in London in the 1980's. It has been used but is very clean and in great condition.

Only the knitting machine comes in its own carry case. Machine and Ribber still have original packing containers. Included but optional to use are metal legs that can be attached to the machine for comfortable usage when sitting in a chair (see photo). When the machine is attached to the legs it is very stable, the ends of the legs have a rubber foot, the machine does not move. If you choose not to use the legs, standard accessories included with the machine are clamps to secure the machine to a table, that is good when you just want to use the knitting bed without the ribber or if you have limited space.

I took some classes to learn how to make the most of my knitting machine, but I luckily had the manuals to turn to when I forgot something. The manuals are very simple to follow with descriptive pictures. Manuals are for the knitting machine and ribber attachment. Plus there are 4 cassette instructional tapes (taught by a lady with a lovely English accent). All you need is a working cassette machine, like a vintage Sony WalkMan.

If you don't know how to use the machine, the cassettes plus the manuals are like a school in a box.

Here are some topics covered from just the 3 manuals:
• EMPISAL KNITTING MANUAL-Taking a Tension Gauge•Pattern Paper•Joining•Cable Stitch•Making Clothes•Increasing/Decreasing
• EMPISAL KNITMASTER OPERATIONAL MANUAL-Preparation of Yarns•Setting up the Knitter and Knitting•Pattern Knitting with Main Carriage•Lace Carriage
• INSTRUCTION BOOK FOR THE RIBBING ATTACHMENT SRP-50-Machine Set-Up-Cast ON/OFF•Knitting-Various Rib Stitches•Knitting Techniques•Problem Solving•Making Buttonholes
The ribber attachment makes this knitting machine complete. Ribber was bought in the USA, when new it cost $400.00.

Machine comes with a Lace Carriage for creating very sophisticated and intricate lacy patterns for items like baby blankets. Included are pre-punched pattern cards for making patterns and motifs plus blank punch cards with a hand hole puncher for designing your own patterns. Intarsia Carriage, pattern paper, plus other accessories. This is not a bulky yarn machine, though I have manipulated the needles to accept thicker yarn, fine wool yarn works best. Cotton yarn works too.

With your creativity it can create professional looking knitwear. Great for making professional samples and personal use garments from fine yarn. The Lace Carriage alone is worth the purchase, it could make the most beautiful cashmere baby blankets.

List of box contents for the 360K/L Knitting Machine Standard & Exclusive Accessories to the 360/L and Manuals.

1. Built-in Accessory Box
2. Pattern Card Panel
3. Knit Contour (Radar)
4. Row Counter
5. Needle Bed
6. Main Carriage
7. Lace Carriage

1. Clamp (2)
2. Carriage Fastener 360K/L
3. Auto Tension
4. Yarn Rod
5. Claw Weight (2)
6. Ravel Cord
7. Gauge Scale
8. Needle Pusher
9. Transfer Tool checking to see if one is missing
10. Tapestry needle
11. Tappet
12. Crochet Hook
13. Punch Card (20)
14. Card Snap (4)
15. Point Cam M (4) Left and Right
16. Yarn Separator (4)
17. Magic Cam (2)
18. Card Guide
19. Spare Needle (3)
20. Cleaning Brush
21. Oil
22. Auxiliary Feeding Cam
23. Scale Set, Stitch Scale (7), Centre Scale (6)
24. Pattern Paper (19)

Standard Accessories for the Ribbing Attachment SRP-50

1. Ribber Clamp
2. Swing Handle
3. Ribber Arm
4. Ribber Carriage
5. Auxiliary Piece (L)
6. Auxiliary Piece (R)
7. Screw Driver
8. Cast-On comb (short), Cast-On Wire (short)
9. Cast-On Comb (long), Cast-On Wire (long)
10. Ribber Weight (large)
11. Close Knit Bar
12. Needle Pusher
13. Side Hanger
14. Hanger Comb
15. Edge Weight
16. P Carriage
17. P Presser
18. Hook Tool
19. Double-eye Transfer Tool
20. Spare Needle Envelope (incl.3 needles)
21. Punch Card Set (No.1 R-2 No.10 R-2)
Copied directly from the manuals


Price of machine does not include shipping, that is extra, see below...

Buyer pays for shipping. Local pick-up is possible.

- Everything listed on this page totals 4 boxes---knitter and ribber each weighing more than 20 lbs. I will attempt to wrap the legs with the ribber or knitting machine to make 3 boxes, if possible.
- Knitting Machine
- Ribber
- Books and Accessories
- Legs

It is not possible with UPS or USPS to make one box as the weight restriction is 70 lbs. If you want the items shipped in one container it is possible with other shipping companies.

Insurance is mandatory. I am not fooling around with this getting damaged, it is in good shape now and must arrive in the same condition. If you have a preference with shipping companies let me know in advance and I will get quotes.

Send me a convo if you have any questions.

Knitting Machine Empisal Knitmaster 360K/L SRP-50 Ribber Attachment


  • Vintage Supply from the 1980s
  • Materials: plastic, metal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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