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The Brother 710 machine is an early "semi-automatic" knitting machine. It has 8 pushbuttons for an 8 stitch pattern, which selects the needles in combination with a lever that looks rather like a spanner when not on the machine. It has the capability to invert the selection (so selecting odd numbers will actually select everything else) and the ability to shift the selection by ten positions.


The carriage can do tuck and slip - fair-isle is via a slip setting, and the contrast yarn goes in yarn guides either side of the sinker plate - and the bed has C, Di and Dii positions, since combined in later machines to the D position.