While waiting for my dinner to cook this evening – baked acorn squash (yum!) – I sat down and worked some more on the Harry Potter scarf. Now the carriage sticking problem is getting a lot worse. How do I correct the problem?
Could it be a worn-out sponge bar if it’s only getting stuck going right to left? Left to right still knits very smoothly. I’m fairly certain it’s not the tension – the carriage just doesn’t glide as smoothly right to left, and then about 20 stitches from the edge, it gets progressively difficult to move. I don’t want to force it, but I’m getting tired of manually knitting the last few stitches on each row.
If it’s possibly a sponge bar problem, how can I find a new one? I don’t know anyone who’s ever heard of a Corona knitting machine, much less carry spare parts. Does anyone know if the sponge bar from a Brother or Silver Reed would fit a Corona machine? Please, please let me know if you have any idea.
If it’s not likely to be a sponge bar problem, any other suggestions? Things I should check?