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.

That little "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 like.

View 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 hole.

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.

All photographs and writings on this page are Copyrighted Ralph Kanko, 2000 and may not be re-used without permission.

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