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 copies of the handout I used when I introduced new knitters to rib jacquard. They are Brother specific. Out of habit, I tend to leave the slide lever in its center position. If a ribbed edging is needed, it is a lovely surprise if one plays with lever settings, finishes a second piece of knitting, to find after its completion that the second piece has a rib that is a different size than the other due to a missed change in lever position. My design is planned for use with punchcard machines, but a single repeat may be isolated and used to knit patterns on electronic machines as shown at bottom of the second page.
For Passap knitters, a bible on using a single shape (triangle) and creating infinite variations by technique modifications, adaptable for use on the E6000, was published in 1988
Brother Ribber Techniques Book illustration is missing lili position for the slide lever
some of my previous posts on DBJ color separations