The LeGare Yarn Stand
(Or at least one of them)
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Side view of the
LeGare yarn stand. This is the position when yarn
is being fed. Notice the spring on left is lifted
so the yarn can feed. The long arm goes on top of
the little finger on the "check spring"
or "takeup lock" so it can push it down
to release the yarn.
"spring" near the middle with six loops
is not really a spring. It is just a coil of
wire--it is only there for weight, so it doesn't
make any difference what the shape really looks
from other side. This is the intermediate
position when the yarn is moving upward with the
arm, but not through the "checkwire" or
"takeup lock." The cross-arm by the
"spring" is holding the yarn still as
the arm raises and takes up the slack during the
time when the yarn feeder goes back beyond the
working needles. You may need to bend the little
wire assembly to get it to make good contact
against the casting and hold the yarn.
ABOVE: This is the
feeding position, yarn is free to move. The wires
are soft and easily bent into the correct
alignment. Don't expect yours to be aligned
correctly after laying around in an attic for 80
years. The long arm on this machine looked like
it had been "adjusted"a few dozen times
before I straightened it. Thick coat hangar wire
can be used if these wire parts are missing,
although a thicker wire is more appropriate for
the long arm--use the biggest that fits in the
RIGHT: Adjust the
tension of the long arm by moving this end of the
spring up or down. It does not take much tension.
Set more or less tension to control the tightness
of the knit.
This is a very
smooth operating heel spring system and works
flawlessly after it is set up.
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Copyrighted Ralph Kanko, 2000 and may not be re-used without