Drop stitch lace using Ayab software

Some notes on how tubular software color separations such as the one automated in the ayab circular setting may be found in previous post In an effort to respond to a request I have had via my blog, I am sharing information on this topic as I have time to explore it. My first attempt … Continue reading Drop stitch lace using Ayab software

Geometric shapes in drop stitch lace 3, end release

I began to think about color separations again, in reference to pile knitting, and returned to the chart used in the circular shape in the #1 blog post in this thread. While studying it, it occurred to me that the fabric might be created by releasing the stitches at the end of the knitting. Brother  punchcard … Continue reading Geometric shapes in drop stitch lace 3, end release

Geometric shapes in drop stitch lace 2, Brother KM

Occasionally I do play with hand knitting and charting for it. A couple of years ago I wrote on the topic of  illusion / shadow knitting. The repeat is 24 stitches wide, so it is suitable for use on punchcard machines as well. a chart from that blog post the resulting hand knit, on purl side While working … Continue reading Geometric shapes in drop stitch lace 2, Brother KM

Geometric shapes in drop stitch lace 1, Brother KM

These pattern repeats may become quite large, and are suitable for designing and downloading with software. Testing repeats in a small section to start with, insures methods and accuracy when planning the larger ones. Here I would prefer a wider, brick repeat, however, I am working with a mylar on a 910 so in this … Continue reading Geometric shapes in drop stitch lace 1, Brother KM

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

Drop stitch lace, 2 colors per row, Passap KM

A recent ravelry forum thread resulted in this response from me re drop stitch patterns with multiple colors per row:”some random thoughts on these techniques: they are often much easier on the Passap, particularly the E 6000 because the machine is capable of separating colors for techniques that would require software or lots of hand/brain … Continue reading Drop stitch lace, 2 colors per row, Passap KM

Working out the kinks in my drop stitch lace saga

Still geared up for accessories, I felt compelled to come up with an edging: the following is an end stitch release knit. Prior to binding off the “tape” end stitches are transferred to the knitting bed, and then they and the remaining stitches are bound off. The transferred stitches do not drop, and create a … Continue reading Working out the kinks in my drop stitch lace saga

Revisiting drop / release stitch lace 1

Hand knitters may be familiar with drop stitch patterns where the yarn is wrapped multiple times around the knitting needle, followed by knit stitch(es). On the next row, when the wrap is reached, the extra wraps are dropped off the needle, and the remaining single loop is knit in the regular manner. On the knitting … Continue reading Revisiting drop / release stitch lace 1

Fisherman/ English tuck stitch rib 1/ checks patterns/ Brother, Passap

WORK IN PROGRESS More than 6 years ago I produced a series of scarves that were double sided, reversible, and were considered “manly” by some of the customers at my shows. Some were one color, some in 2. I found an early post with no clear instructions for them, but with this image and that … Continue reading Fisherman/ English tuck stitch rib 1/ checks patterns/ Brother, Passap

A complex published transfer lace to electronic repeat for download/ GIMP editing

Lace on the machine can render beautiful fabrics that closely resemble hand knitting, but programming very long repeats is a challenge both in placing every hole in the correct square in a punchcard, and in programming individual pixels on a mylar or as pixels for download correctly. I found the “leaf lace” repeat below shared … Continue reading A complex published transfer lace to electronic repeat for download/ GIMP editing