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.