Kniterate can only knit with yarn from cones. Cakes (as used for a domestic knitting machine) are not suitable. We recommend using cones that are tapered in shape, as cylindrical cones unwind less smoothly.
Cones should always be placed on a coneholder on the bobbin board, or, if the cones are too big to fit together on the board, directly behind the machine on the table or on the floor.
Place cones always straight underneath the first guide you use, so yarn can unwind upwards easily. Make sure to leave substantial space between cones so yarn can unwind without tangling.
When placing the cone on the coneholder you should feel a bit of friction, but the bottom should still stand on the surface. To adjust the size of the holder, turn the nut clockwise to make it wider or anti-clockwise to make it narrower.