Thursday, 29 October 2009

Automatic Lace Edging (Brother)

An older automatic edging  which is a bit quirky in that 
it doesn't behave the same way on different machines.

One of the last Brother Laces.
Still working on it as I feel the 
 outside edge is not wide enough!Guess this will have to wait until I really need an automatic edging.

Finally managed to do the pattern 
for the Empisal Leaf edging
so they both face in either direction.                          
Sorry I forgot to add that all these edgings were done fully automatically by the Lace carriage 
and the knitcarriage.
All the information for the increases 
and decreases are contained in the 
.pat file! 

If there were any handtransfers,manual increases or decreases used,
then I would NOT consider these edgings 'automatic'!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Same Lace pattern different results

These swatches used exactly the same pattern, the only difference 
is the rows of plain knitting inbetween the transfers.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

My new toy,finally found it

Finally found what I wanted to
play with on my LK-150.
It should arrive within a week. 

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

A difficult handknit conversion-12 hole wave!

Yellow MKed , no purl rows inserted, as it was purely a test from the handknit red swatch,if you look closely you will notice that there are 4 sts.
reduced onto ONE needle
in the centre.
Pretty but somewhat difficult to knit on the machine.

Can't get away from Lace

One more Lace andGarter, the idea came from the blue handknit.

Yellow swatch is a comparison between Lace and Fine Lace, no wonder I am not too keen on Fine Lace.

Monday, 19 October 2009

More lace variations

I've come to the end of my Lacevariations for now.
There are only the Threadlaces left & the fine lace 
which I don't like particularly as it doesn't  have the finess
of all the other options of lace .

Above is a doublelength
On the right = single 
How yarn can effect Laceformations, this photo shows Harmony by Bendigo wool (an 8-ply which pulls in when knitted)