I just bought a Sentro Knitting machine to make knitted crop tops for summer and I’ve been testing a lot of yarn with it to really test what works or not with the super portable and fast machine.
Here is the image and link in case you are thinking to purchase one for yourself, I highly recommend it!
So the one that I decided to buy was the 48 needles one and the reason is because I could make bigger pieces and even winter tops. So the yarns that worked really well with this machine are the ones that say from 4mm to 6.5mm needles on the label. I’m going to put the link here to the ones I tried and liked and then I’m going to review the ones that I didn’t like and for what reason.
All of this yarns worked really well with the sentro machine, I think it’s the same for all the machines that are similar to this one, the velvet yarn it’s a little more difficult to work on the beginning but after you get in use to it and pay attention while the stitches are getting made it’s completely fine. The wool and acrylic winter yarns work really well to, you don’t even need to look at the machine while you are making it.
So the yarn that didn’t work for me are the too bulky yarns that have 7mm or 8mm needles on the tag, these are too thick for this machine and look too tight after made, it’s actually possible to use them but the result is not really good and you have to make it really slow, so you better make it manually. Other type of yarn that didn’t work well was 100% cotton, and that’s exactly the one I was looking forward to use for summer clothes. I didn’t have a problem working on the Sentro machine with this yarn, but the end result wasn’t really good because the gaps in between the stitches were too big, so no go for any 100% cotton.
All acrylic , wool, sintetic and velvet can be worked on this machines and you can make amazing pieces in only a few hrs. Check here my Patterns to see what I have made using the panel mode of the Sentro Machine!
Here in this video I talk about types of yarns that I tried with the Sentro Machine and also the ones that didn’t work!
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