Double Jacquard and color separations: some previous posts, links, hints

A recent forum discussion on DBJ on Ravelry led to my looking back on some of my previous posts. Some of the features in both excel and numbers changed over the years, but most basics remain. Program specific or a “software” general search in previous posts touch on GIMP, other programs and other fabric design … Continue reading Double Jacquard and color separations: some previous posts, links, hints

A simple shape, an exercise in DBJ, Brother KM

When first learning how color separations work for DBJ on any machine, it is helpful to begin with a simple, easily recognized shape, to play with as many variations as possible, and study the results both in terms of the resulting fabric, and how the motif is altered by changing the machine settings. Below are … Continue reading A simple shape, an exercise in DBJ, Brother KM

Some notes on machine knitting color changers

one example Brother 900 E DB changer for use on both standard and bulky Studio/singer YC6 may be used either single or double bed simply by repositioning one piece. It includes a 4 color tension unit, a special sinker plate,  and a set of cards which are only for DBJ.  It has a 4 button … Continue reading Some notes on machine knitting color changers

Color separations for knits_ Mac Numbers(3), some Excel

Double jacquard in 2 colors is a good place to start sorting out color separations. There are many methods for this. Japanese electronic machines and Passap tech 179 use a split row 1, col 1 method, which provides the least elongation of motifs upon knitting the piece. For some how/to and problems with these separations … Continue reading Color separations for knits_ Mac Numbers(3), some Excel

Drop stitch lace, 2 colors per row, japanese machines

This is an attempt to duplicate the results of Passap tech 185 on knitting multiple colors per row drop stitch “lace” fabrics. The method may be used for more colors per row, expanding the repeats accordingly  to the number of colors per row X 2 for each motif row. For example, here 2 colors per … Continue reading Drop stitch lace, 2 colors per row, japanese machines

Double jacquard separations 4_ making them “work”

Working back to the repeat from post # 3 on this subject, I returned to the drawing board and edited the separations.  Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union. The objective of the game is to manipulate tiles, by moving each one sideways and … Continue reading Double jacquard separations 4_ making them “work”

Tubular machine knit fabrics_WIP

This will be another of my WIP (work in progress) posts. I will add information and edit as I have time. I recently came across this topic in yet another forum, so thought I would share some of my thoughts on it. The technique involves different patterns on 2 opposing beds. Table for 2 offered … Continue reading Tubular machine knit fabrics_WIP

Carpet or pile stitch knitting on Passap and Brother KMs 1

Pile, carpet, or loop stitch are terms used for a raised relief fabric made on KMs using both beds, with or without programmed patterning motifs on either bed. Two color patterns are sometimes also called “punch pile”. Depending on machine brand and on thickness of yarn, loops may be formed every row or every other, varying the … Continue reading Carpet or pile stitch knitting on Passap and Brother KMs 1

GIMP software 2

This is the method I used to achieve the “color separations” in the previous post: File new: create in canvas size for knit repeat: deleting the default 0 gives a working surface that is 64X40/ OK for small motifs Change magnification to 1,000, hit return GIMP Windows_Dockable items_ navigation will provide an easy slider to … Continue reading GIMP software 2