I’ve recently inherited my mother’s old Singer Sb100. When I try and cast on (e-wrap), I can’t even start on the first row because it’s too tight for the hooks to pull through (adjusting the tension dial makes no difference) If I wrap them loosely, they pop in front of the latches and don’t knit.
I’ve so far tried:
Adding weights (no change)
Changing the tension dial (no change)
Laying the yarn reaaaally loosely (catches on the carriage)
Doing the weird cast-on in the manual (Some stitches don’t pick up, then they all throw themselves off the hooks when trying to switch to my main yarn) Frankly I’d rather use an e-wrap cast on so I can just start knitting.
I’m honestly ready to tear my hair out!
Because it’s a ‘compact’ machine I can’t seem to find much in the way of guides online, so I was hoping someone here could help me out! I’ve attached a picture of the machine, the underside of the carriage, and a link to the manual (are links allowed? Sorry if not!)
Thanks in advance!