Friday, 19 December 2008

Brother Main bed Shadow or relief Lace

The last Mainbed Brother Shadow or Relief Lace, as an example of what is possible;
Floral patterns looking like garter, but being very flat instead of pulling together.
All purl sts. knitted full width on Ribber bed.

Needles selected on Main Bed , at end of pattern transfer to ribber.
Hidden pattern Brother 940-884-double height & width.

Much faster to knit using a Passap KM & U100 transfer carriage.

This has very many possibilities, including shifting of whole areas of selected needles
by manual transfer on top of selected needles, doubling up the plain sts.
by slipping (using F-separation in DK),
manual cabling of selected needles & plating fo heavier effects.

Sunday, 14 December 2008

Superba S48 Jacquard variations

It's quite easy to do 6 row pintucks whilst knitting jacquard on the S48, this was a test only.

Commercial rib setting 2x2 continued through the jacquard.
An old swatch only, had to use 2 ends of same yarn for welt in the garment.
This type of jacquard is more flexible than the normal type, unless one uses a tuck setting.
Just bear in mind not to use the doubleyarn holder when knitting the welts,
or you won't gwt the normal stretch!

These are only 3 of a great many possibilities for knitting Jacquards on the Superba Machines

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Brother Release St. variation

This swatch is slightly different to the "circles" one, in that all the
Main Bed Selected stitches are dropped in one swoop at the
end of the knitting (as in Passap Drop stitch), but before casting off.

Save a lot of hassles & transferring stitches from main bed to ribber.

In answer to Alisons' question;
You start the caston as for Fullneedle rib,
hang comb & weights, then transfer all Main Bed stitches to ribber
before starting patterning.

The only difference between this pattern & the 'circles'
pattern is that the latter requires dropping sts. as each decrease
of the circles occurs !
Releasing sts. is patterndependent.

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Brother Stitchworld patt. 104

This the only Inbuilt pattern in the Stitchworld book & 930-940 KMS,
where the lace is done with 2 empty needles next to oneanother.
Cannot find it in the 970 SW Book.

Monday, 24 November 2008

Simple Brother Honeycomb in 2-ply

Somewhat easier to see patterning than on preceding Photo

Brother Simple Honeycomb

My test swatch of the "simple honeycomb" done on the Brother 940.
Yarn used is somewhat too fine to show the patterning well= 2/24 wool.

Tuesday, 11 November 2008

Brother Release stitch variations

Some Photos are posted here showing a variety of possible techniques
for Brother Drop or Release stitch.

Read captions on Photos.

Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Friday, 15 August 2008

The Brother doublehelix is finally done.

I have done it at last, many things got in the way; life seems to be progressing in a slow lane lately,
so my hobby gets neglected.

Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Doublehelix spiral

Started a new conversion project last week handknitting a
doublehelix Spiral Scarf & will hopefully succeed in replicating the same
on Brother 4.5 & 9.0 Bulky
And hope to do the same on a Passap Pinky.

Monday, 14 January 2008

Viewing Slideshows

There will be more Slideshows posted under "My Photos", just click on the individual link & when finished
use the arrow to get back to Blog.
These Webshot Slideshows are larger & clearer then the ones embedded on the Blog as such, Milla