The video above overviews the process which is detailed in this tutorial. Go from a digital image like this:
To a knitted object like this!

Working with these machines is very difficult. Before you begin, look at your life, and what choices brought you to this point. Are you proficient at using the knitting machine's normal functions? Can you read and run Python scripts? Have you ever done any serial communication between your computer and another device before? If you answered "no" to any of these questions, work on these skills first before attempting to follow this guide.

Adventures in communicating with the Brother KH-930e knitting machine! The order of operations:

Much of this tutorial is directly adapted from Steve Conklin's totally awesome knitting machine wiki page


  • If the RAM data has been corrupted, the screen will flash "888" and the machine will seem unresponsive. Hold down INPUT and STEP at the same time, and when the display should change. Perform a memory reset by hitting CE, 888, STEP.

Outside resources

This guide was first published on Jul 29, 2012. It was last updated on Aug 02, 2012.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jul 09, 2012.

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