Control Box 2

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The Brother KH970 electronic knitting machine consists of two major parts: the CB-1 Controller Box and the needle bed + carriages. The CB-1 (or DB-1 for the KnitKing KH970) is connected with the knitting machine via the KM cord.

We have developed the CB-2, Control Box 2, and software that provides the knitting functionality of the CB-1 for Brother KH970 electronic knitting machines. With the CB-2 you can knit existing patterns without the need of any additional software. All inbuilt patterns of all Brother electronic knitting machines are inbuilt in the CB-2. You can create your own patterns with a graphics package of your choice.

Control Box 2
  .   Control Box 2 Main screen

Control Box 2 models
CB-2Control Box 2
DK Link optionoptional communication link between DesignaKnit and CB-2
CB-2 + DK Link optionControl Box 2 + DesignaKnit Link option

CB-2 Utility CB-2 Quick Start CB-2 Utility on-line help CB-2 Utility Documentation Slide shows

Knitting MachineNeedlesExtra Carriages
KH970200Lace, G-carriage

External DevicePortCableNote
FB100FB portFB100 flat cable 
FB100 EmulatorFB portBL1/5 USB 
DesignaKnit downloadCB-2 port CUSB A/BRequires DK option
DesignaKnit IKCB-2 port CUSB A/BRequires DK option
DesignaKnit IKno portBL1/5 USBany magnetic switch link

Inbuilt Patterns

Pattern formats for above machines
PATDesignaKnit BPTBrother BMPWindows BitMaP CSTCompuStrick
CUTPassap Creation PCXSystem 90 INTO SHAPE STCStitch Painter pattern STBStitch Painter brush
DATSilver Reed PC10 STPDesignaKnit TXTNotepad NITKnitPad
PBMPortable Bit Map PGMPortable Gray Map PPMPortable Pixel Map KSWKnit Styler pattern
KSLKnitt Styler lib QPADesignaKnit bitmap MTSinger 9000 pattern MTFSystem 90 INTO SHAPE

Digitised Mylar sheets included with software

Patterns included with software
Memo IILight ScannerPeg BoardMT924Singer 9000

Normal Double Rows Double Stitches Upside Down
Negative Reversed Spaced Exchange
Mirror Horizontal Mirror Vertical Chevron Reflection
Birdseye Left Birdseye Right Odd stitch left  
Center Repeat Wrap Carriage left
End Needles Width Margins Pattern Indicators
Skip Stitch Skip Stitch with Ribber Fairisle Rib
Jacquard PC10 method Jacquard PC10 method with Ribber  
Most variations above can be combined
Simple Lace Fashion Lace  

32 bit Operating Systems
Windows 2003Windows XPWindows VistaWindows 2008Windows 7Windows 8 & 8.1Windows 10
64 bit Operating Systems
Windows XP x64Windows Vista x64Windows 7 x64Windows 8 & 8.1 x64Windows 10 x64Windows 11 
Windows 2003 x64Windows 2008 x64Windows 2008 R2 x64Windows 2012 & 2012 R2 x64Windows 2016 x64Windows 2019 x64Windows 2022

ModelPC ConnectivityCablePower
CB-2Series A USB connectorUSBExternal 100-240 V power supply

CB-2LED GreenPower is applied to CB-2
 LED Red/Greenflashes red and green at startup.

Where to buy
Knit Knack Shop Distictive Knits IBB ABS

Design SoftwareManufacturerComment
DesignaKnit 9Soft ByteDK option needed for pattern transfer
DesignaKnit 8Soft ByteDK option needed for pattern transfer
DesignaKnit 7Soft ByteDK option needed for pattern transfer
DesignaKnit 6Soft ByteDK option needed for pattern transfer
Stitch PainterCochenille 
Journal SixJennifer L Schmidt 
Win_CreaChris Dixon 


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