Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Brother Profile 588

The Brother Profile 588 is an 8 button pattern machine. You push the patterns, yank the crank to set the needles and run the carriage, the lace carriage miraculously transfers the stitches to different needles if you're making lace. I have a huge book of stitch patterns for it, the picture is my first lace attempt. I made a mistake, see the extra large hole? so I frogged it. I want to play with it some more, those patterns in the book are great and I think I will be able to adapt alot of them to the Toyota. It's really old, so old that some of the plastic knob things crumbled. They will be replaced, with polymer clay I think, but the mechanism that the knob slid still slides if you just move it with your hand so it's no big deal.

I bought this machine because I have all the tutorials, several books and patterns that my wonderful Mother in Law salvaged for me. I'll experiment more with it soon, but the punch cards are alot easier to use than the buttons.

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At 10:13 AM , Blogger catherine said...

I have a Brother Profile 588 without manuals or instructions. Can you help me get some tutorials or instructions for it?

 
At 5:59 AM , Blogger Bess said...

Thanks for this post. I am trying to get a used knitting machine myself, and I didn't know what was meant when I saw 4-button or 8-button machine in the description. I really appreciate your description, it answers a lot of my questions!

 
At 1:10 AM , Blogger lfargobrown said...

I've recently acquired a Brother Profile 588 as one of the items from a relatives estate... (unfortunately it didn't come with any Manuals or instructions)I honestly don't have any idea what to do with it! I found your blog and thought I'd see if anyone was interested in it... My name is Lynn and I can be contacted via email @ lfargobrown@gmail.com

 
At 7:48 AM , Blogger Laura said...

Hi, Thanks for your post. I just got a KH588 but do not have patterns etc. We are neighbors.... Could I borrow the materials for an hour to make copies? I would be forever grateful. Are you in the guild? I just joined yesterday. What a dynamic group of knitters... Please contact me at lauraruthf at gmail.com. Thanks...looked through your blog... some great stuff... btw, Happy Mother's Day!

 
At 8:25 AM , Blogger Paul Punzalan said...

hi i found a brother kh-588 from my grandmother house but i i dont know how to use please add me at facebook crazy_maggot_143@yahoo.com thanks more power

 
At 12:48 PM , Blogger Tracy Hinds said...

http://www.vedman.com/author/admin/

has a CD that is supposed to have manuals. You have to scroll down a bit.

 
At 4:47 PM , Blogger Francisca Alaita said...

Hi, I got the brother kh 588 a while ago but no instructions or manual. I would really appreciate if you could me copies of the pattern books you have. I know it's a lot to ask but I'll be eternally grateful. My email is falaita@gmail.com

 
At 10:57 PM , Blogger kim corbin said...

Hi, do you have a ribber with the 588? I'm using the kr 587 but misplaced the racking level. Any chance you have a spare one or know where one might be found?

 
At 10:57 PM , Blogger kim corbin said...

Hi, do you have a ribber with the 588? I'm using the kr 587 but misplaced the racking level. Any chance you have a spare one or know where one might be found?

 

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