Holding/short rows: hand tech to chart to automating with slip stitch 1

These directions apply to Brother Machines; designs could be used as they are and programmed into Passaps, other brands would require some adjustments. In these samples, the holes resulting from holding for 2-row sequences are considered part of the design. Vertical strips in different colors could be knit and later joined. The final result is … Continue reading Holding/short rows: hand tech to chart to automating with slip stitch 1

Single bed tuck/ mostly slip stitch fabrics 3

As with the tuck stitch, the knit carriage ignores the needles that are not selected in the pattern. All holes in a punchcard, black squares, or black pixels in electronic programming knit. A great deal of dimensionality may be achieved since the tuck restriction of the maximum amount of yarn being held in the hooks … Continue reading Single bed tuck/ mostly slip stitch fabrics 3

Machine knit leaves using slip stitch with holding

In 2012 I had a sort of leaf obsession, which led to my exploring a range of shapes created in both hand and machine knitting, including a series of shawls that were machine knit, using the lace carriage, intended for both gifts and sale. Online resources were not as abundant back then, searches are more … Continue reading Machine knit leaves using slip stitch with holding

Geometric shapes on ribber fabrics with tuck stitches 1

The previous post elicited a facebook query as to whether it might be possible to create solid shapes within the field of brioche vertical stripes. The inspiration for the query was a hand knit pattern published in ravelry  https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/pariss-brioche-scarf Many terms are used in instruction manuals and published directions. In my notes I will refer … Continue reading Geometric shapes on ribber fabrics with tuck stitches 1

Ayab: short rows automated with slipstitch

I have recently been reviewing some of my ideas for using slip stitch to achieve fabrics normally created by hand pulling needles for short rows. The samples for most charts below are found in previous posts on the topic. My hacked machine is presently being put to bed for a while as I work on … Continue reading Ayab: short rows automated with slipstitch

Charting shapes for automating short row knitting and programming

In machine knitting, stitches are usually brought out to hold opposite the carriage. If multiple stitches are brought out to hold on the carriage side, floats are created. Triangles stacked vertically as seen in the previous post will create a spiral curve along the line where stitches are held. The carriage needs to get to the opposite … Continue reading Charting shapes for automating short row knitting and programming

Combining tuck stitches with lace 2 (automating them)

Working with 2 carriages when both are selecting needles brings up some interesting issues. Studio machines are able in most instances to select and knit in the same row. Brother pre selects needles for the subsequent row, and on that row, while knitting the preselection, once again, selection is made for the next pattern row to … Continue reading Combining tuck stitches with lace 2 (automating them)

“wisteria” cousin revisited (“holding” using slip stitch)

My previous post on the related topic. I revisited the above fabrics in another experiment recently. This first sample was produced as a hand technique after casting on with 2 needles in work, 2 out of work. In the bottom half there were variations from 8 down to 4 rows of knitting before additional groups were … Continue reading “wisteria” cousin revisited (“holding” using slip stitch)

Pleats: automating “pleating”, single bed

This post was originally written in 2013. I found myself reviewing it in 2018, and editing it with the intent to attempt a pleat sample using the Ayab interface. In those days I was using Intwined for some of my charts. The program has since been unsupported for Mac, without upgrades and a series of … Continue reading Pleats: automating “pleating”, single bed

Revisiting miters, spirals, going square, round, and more

I am working on updating my Flickr photostream albums, including “all things holding” and will be revisiting posts on this topic over the next few weeks, possibly adding edits. There are times in knitting when math becomes a necessity. With online libraries, tools, and fairly intuitive software, drafting angles and shapes is now much easier. I will be … Continue reading Revisiting miters, spirals, going square, round, and more