Let there be light!

Having good lighting is essential for machine knitters.

Here is an INEXPENSIVE lighting solution for knitting machines.  It's quick and easy.

Materials needed:
  • 1 1/2" Sch 40 PVC Pipe
  • Two 1 1/2" T-fittings (not threaded)
  • Two 1 1/2" 90 degree elbow fittings (not threaded)
  • Two cup hooks
  • One 2 tube light florescent light fixture
  • Hack saw to cut pipe
  • Drill motor for pilot holes for the hooks
The pieces just slip together for the light frame, making it portable and easy to store.

Subscribers, check out the video, "Knitting Machine Lighting Fixture" showing the assembly and my dimensions for inspiration to build your own.

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Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 10/15/2015 at 12:00 AM | Categories:


Linda in TX

Linda in TX wrote on 09/11/12 8:05 AM

I notice that you are using a table, like one of mine, but when I put the ribber on, it wants to flip. Any suggestions for keeping it from tilting w/o putting another machine on the back side? I'm definitely going to make this light fixture. COOL!

Sharon wrote on 09/11/12 10:19 AM

Linda, I have the same table with no tipping problem. It could be because I have used the back of the table for parts, tools and books. I also cut a 4' piece of 3/4" x 9" pine, covered it with shelf paper and extended it between the table base uprights to make a shelf which is also heavy.

Sue wrote on 09/11/12 10:57 AM

at one time I was so desperate to use this table with a ribber (my machine stand was being used elsewhere) I put some books under the front legs to balance things out ... not an elegant (or safe) solution though. :o)

Alice wrote on 09/11/12 4:17 PM

Put bricks on the back of the table. You can always cover them with fabric (perhaps fabric that you knit yourself).

Nancy wrote on 09/12/12 1:12 PM

My husband built me a table that looks a lot like this, but has NO tipping problems. He bought table legs from the hardware store and a finished stair tread 48" wide. Because the legs were made for a wider table, they are much more stable, although I have to sit between the legs when I work. This makes an extremely sturdy, stable knitting table. Cost is about $50 US.

Sue wrote on 09/13/12 7:20 AM

Nancy, This sounds perfect! Will you share a photo?
Isabel Marant

Isabel Marant wrote on 11/30/12 2:16 AM

It’s really a great post..I would like to appreciate your work ?thank you

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