This green beauty is the Superba Forma. If you are not familiar with it, it is Superba’s version of a knitleader or knit radar, that is, a device that allows you to knit from a drawing of a garment instead of from written instructions.
This particular unit is new to me, and I was THRILLED to find someone who had one for sale. I know there are computer programs that do this kind of thing, but I enjoy the simplicity of putting a piece of paper in the unit, setting it up, and knitting along. I had a knit radar on my Singer 360 (they are built into the machine), and my Singer 155 has a KR7, so I was really missing having one on my Superba.
It did come without the pattern sheets, but lucky for me again, someone was selling a set on eBay.
I think this is actually “set 2,” which leads me to believe there was a set 1 that would have shipped with the forma originally, and that maybe this is a separate set you could buy, but I’m not 100% certain about that. It would make sense if set 1 had more basic shapes. This set seems to have more jackets and things versus, say, a standard raglan sweater, but there are still some very easy shapes, especially for children.
Before I could use the forma, I had to attach it to the machine. So with manual in hand (computer), I headed to the machine. Why was it so difficult for me to attach to the machine? I have no idea. But it took me quite a few tries to realize I wasn’t attaching it properly. I made a video on the subject in case, like me, anyone has a hard time with this seemingly very simple task, ha. You can check it out here:
I am currently in the process of making a video showing how to operate the forma, and I’ll post that as soon as it’s ready. Until then, happy knitting 🙂