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The Start of Pine Ridge Knit & Sew

Sew What Yvette? 

Pine Ridge Knit & Sew, my dream.

Sew, here’s how I look, (on a good day).  (Most days are good days)  I turned 63 in July and I’ve sewn most of my life. 

My mom was my inspiration and my mentor.  She and my father immigrated from Holland, with me, and her sewing skills. 

These are my mother’s diplomas.  My youngest sister had them framed for me after our mother died.  They hang in my sewing room near my sewing desk where they comfort and inspire me.

In 1986 I was a “stay-at-home-mother” of 3, and I started a home business.  Unintentionally.  With a knitting machine that I knew how to use.  People started coming to me for lessons, and it wasn’t long before my kitchen/living room was a machine knitting classroom.  Soon everyone migrated to the rec-room in our basement and Pine Ridge Knitting Machines was born.  On County Road 9 just south of Fenella, Ontario.

When my youngest went to school full time I went “store-front” to a rental unit in Baltimore Ontario, just north of Cobourg.  Sewing machines joined the knitting machines, and eventually the business name changed to Pine Ridge Knit & Sew. 

My mother encouraged me to follow my dream.  

Now located in Trenton Ontario, my oldest daughter bought Pine Ridge Knit & Sew in early 2014 and now it’s her dream.

These days I machine knit, repair and refurbish used knitting machines, cook, garden, and actively “share my love of sewing” with others.

I’ve just recently been appointed to the “Jalie Promo Team” where I’ll be sewing and reviewing even more Jalie sewing patterns.  Another dream has come true.


Knitting Machines and Related Items for Sale

Please be aware that my blog does not have a “shopping cart” for these items.  Please email me at yvettechilcott(at)yahoo(dot)ca.  Copy and paste into your email, then change the (at) and (dot) for the real things.

I’ll be adding to this post and removing items as they sell, so “BOOKMARK” this page if you are interested in following it. 

AND…..if there’s an item you just can’t live without, email me.  I might just have it for you.

KX350 knitting machine

KX knitting machine carriage

KX knitting machine extra tools

Brother KX350 knitting machine for sale.  7mm needle spacing, (mid-gauge), 130 needles.   I have replaced the sponge strip,  and tested the machine.  Comes in the original box with the manual in mint condition.  Price includes a spare set of tools.  Price is $300, shipping extra.

RT1 Ribber Transfer Carriage

RT1 Ribber Transfer Carriage, used, in very good condition, original box with instructions. Fits standard gauge Singer/Studio/Silver Reed with ribbers, SRP50, 60 and 70.   $75 shipping extra $25

30 prong

30 Pin Transfer Tool, in perfect condition.  $10 shipping extra.

Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters

Hand Manipulated Stitches for Machine Knitters by Susan Guagliumi, previously owned, but you can’t tell, it’s mint!  ($79.20 on amazon) $50, shipping extra $25

AG20 open

AG20 Intarsia Carriage for standard Gauge Singer/Studio/Silver Reed knitting machines, used, in very good condition, in box with original instructions $35 plus shipping $25

Bulky Yokes and Tab Fronts for Children

Bulky Yoke Sweaters for punchcard bulky machines, Children.  Two styles, pullover and tab-front, I have easily made these on an LK150 by hand selecting the needles. $10 plus postage

KE100 Motor Unit with Foot Pedal




Slightly used, complete with stand and foot pedal, $1000 Canadian dollars