The list author says: "Whether you use the older Incredible ISM or the newer Ultimate USM or Fashion Knitter (Wal Mart exclusive), these can you help you become a better knitter. Get going and get crafty!
Must haves: claw weights, level surface to knit on and level flooring (so that your needles will open and close properly as you knit). Add a little time and some patience and voila! You're knitting, fast and fabulously!
Check out the company website for tips, tools, pattern books to purchase and look for the free patterns by googling bond america online.
The sweater machines and fashion knitter are bulky, 8 mm guage, manual (non-electronic) knitting machines. No outlet or computer needed! They're the perfect starter machine for a crocheter or hand knitter just delving into this craft. It's the least expensive machine and it requires the fewest accessories to get started.
Notes: Standard knitting machines are 4.5 mm and the bulky ones are 9 mm. These, made by Bond, are 8 mm. Accessories for the standard and bulky machines generally do not fit or work well with these machines. Exceptions are claw weights and other knitting machine weights, yarn winders and swifts, and of course, most yarn, which can be used with all machines."
"Use this handy dandy fishing line tool to "shoot" yarn from a skein into a plastic wastepaper basket/bucket & you get loose, free flowing yarn that knits beautifully on the ISM/USM. Use fabric softener sheet inside bucket to prevent static/tangles."