A return to Ayab knitting

I  am hoping to return to using the sofware more frequently, which requires a re arranging of my workspace to make the necessary cable connections.

After absences from topics I find it necessary to review them and their categories. This list for now catalogs my previous shares on Ayab use specifically, all are subject to future editing

an intended HOP 3 color follow up, tbd

drop stitch lace using HoP 2020, 2/17

revisiting ayab 2020, 1/20

tuck stitch combination fabrics 2019, 5/05

short rows atutomated with slip stitch 2018, 5/20

knitting with two carriages single bed 2018, 4/13

ayab diary 2018, 3/31

quilting using ayab 2018, 2/23

drop stitch lace 2018, 1/16

lace punchcards meet ayab 2018, 1/02

Although my swatches this past year were often knit using another interface I have added menions of ayab repeats which will turn up in searches. Other times I havee added them to earlier posts such as this one combining KC patterning with racking 2017/12/20


More on Ayab HoP


A three-color per row sample test .

I am not interested so much in large scale images when trying to understand how things work and like to be able to predict the placement of yarn colors in my designs so I can have a matching color placement in the finished knit. I had played a bit with loading colors into the program and found their “working” depending on the placement in the color palette. Subsequently, I found the explanation online that the program needs a pattern image which is 8-bit greyscale, each color is coded in a range of the 8-bit values. So for 4 colors it would be 0-63 color a; 64-127 color b; 128-195 color c; 196-255 color d. It seems to be OK to give the image some color, so long as the gray component of the colors divides up as given. I began with a pattern using 3 colors,  with one color absent in some rowsbut considering color placement and the program prompts to help avoid errors in color changes, I decided to try converting the original in a few colorways to indexed 3 color grey shades for testing