hmmmm….I don’t know if I just didn’t cast on right (always a possibility! I was trying to do it with the mesh, but maybe it wasn’t right) or if the needles aren’t right, or what.
So, I got this maybe-Gearhart csm (no markings) with the now-broken crank. I set it up and have been pushing the crown ring thing by hand (like the crank would turn it, theoretically, until I get the crank situation resolved). The yarn guide thing puts the yarn in the right position, I think, and the needles go up and down and the latches open and close like they are supposed to, but when the needles go down, no stitch is formed.
I am wondering if there is a possibility that the needles in it are NOT the right sort of needles? They do not look like the Gearhart needles in the angora valley website (these have a little “toe” on the bottom), but, then, I am not sure that the machine is a Gearhart!
I have gone around like 10 times (although maybe I didn’t cast on right or something)and the stitches are just staying on the needles and the latches still close up on them, but never pull through a stitch. Maybe the needles are too long??
Any advice welcome!