I started working with the Sentro knitting machine a few months ago during the winter in Australia, and decided to make my own sweaters at home. I love the idea of having sweaters that no one else has and a plus is that with Sentro knitting machine 48 needles you can knit a sweater in only one day! So I hope you enjoy this FREE Sentro knitting machine Sweater pattern!
I’ve made two circular knitting machine sweaters this winter and I’m very happy with the results, they are made of panels for the body and tubes for the sleeves, which are the two options you can knit using this type of circular knitting machine.
I used basic crochet stitches to finish this sweater pattern, which I explained in this tutorial step by step so you can follow or just get the pattern linked below to make it at your own pace!
I also created a quick course for those who tried every YouTube video, but still can’t get the panels working right or the edges are not looking good with lots of dropped stitches, and here is the link for my course!
What do I need to knit a jumper on a Sentro knitting machine?
The Sentro or Addi knitting machine that work better for this type of projects are the bigger ones with 46 or 48 needles, you’ll need all this needles to make clothing, otherwise you will have to join many panels together to get the desired width.
After using my Sentro knitting machine for a few months, I just realised that you can work a panel on the tube mode and that way use 2 more needles, and that makes a difference when you are making a Medium size jumper, so in my tutorials you can probably make the panels with 45 stitches and get a bit wider panel in case you are making a M size.
Here is a link to purchase the Sentro Machine 48 needles to make this project!
What is the best yarn to work on a Sentro knitting machine?
The yarn that I used was similar to the Ferris Wheel in weight but because I purchased it at Target in Australia, I added a very similar one in colour here, the original yarn was Sierra by Patons, it’s a yarn that works beautifully on a Sentro knitting machine, but the finished sweater is a little light for a heavy winter, so it has to be worn with other clothing layers.
You will need 400 gr to knit a Medium size and it’s important to have a set of hooks to make single crochet to finish the project, the smaller hooks are good for hiding the tails and the bigger ones to make any crochet details on the panels and sleeves!
I’ve tried almost every yarn I could find here in Australia and so I made a post and a video of the best and worst yarns you can use with the sentro machine, so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you can access all my tutorials because this machine is awesome after you get in use to it.
I found that the best yarns are the ones that have 100 gr and at least 200 m, if the proportion is less than that, the yarn is probably too thick for the Sentro or Addi knitting machine spaces in between the needles and this makes the tension to tight and your machine will eventually stop cranking after a few rows.
What can you make with a Sentro knitting machine?
I have had both my Addi and my Sentro knitting machines for 3 years now and I made almost every piece of garment you can have in your wardrobe. I have made shorts, pants, sweaters, vests, cardigans, summer tops and also the basics like beanies and mittens. So after you learn how to use it well it’s a very handy machine. Because they are so portable you can bring them anywhere with you and enjoy your free time knitting when you are away from home.
How to make a sweater using a circular knitting machine?
Because this was my first sweater made on a knitting machine, it’s a beginner jumper and the instructions are very clear in the video if you want to watch it later.
You will basically make 2 panels with 45 stitches and the desired length. For this particular project, I crafted 74 rows for each panel, and don’t forget to include the bottom granny squares. If you’re a beginner and unfamiliar with crocheting, I recommend opting for 90 rows to ensure a more manageable and satisfying result.
How to make sleeves for sweaters on a Sentro knitting machine?
To achieve the ideal sleeves for your sweater, consider the Sentro knitting machine with 40 needles if you wear a size XS or S. It impeccably creates the perfect tube for these sizes. For those in the Medium, Large, or even XL range, the Addi 46 or Sentro 48 would be more suitable. However, for a Medium size and a desire for a fitted sleeve, the Sentro 40 needles can also be used.
So here is one of my patterns, and you can purchase the PDF file as well if you prefer!
Hope you enjoy it, Fabi!