The Brother KX350 is a wonderful machine, and great for a beginner (very easy to learn to use) or experienced machine knitter who wants a nice machine to carry on trips, or to the local weekly meeting at your favorite knitting group. It is a 7mm mid gauge machine, and will happily knit worsted weight and sport weight yarns. I’ve also used mine with baby weight Yarns.
The KnitSmart machines, besides being very collectible (which means they never lose their value), are a lot of fun to knit on, and will handle heavy yarns easily. The afghaner is small enough you can tuck it into your overnight bag, or even a large tote to take with you when on the road, or visiting away from home. It is perfect for doing one block at a time, or doing an afghan in strips, which is very popular right now. Do check them out here before they get away from you.
Any of these machines is perfect for a beginner, and if you’ve never machine knitted, you don’t know what you are missing! You can make anything on the machine that you can knit by hand, and much faster!