DAK DBJ color separations, templates, other software

Over the years I have written on an assortment of methods for color separation in knits including DBJ, a summary post with links to previous shares: 2017/10/26/dbj-and-color-separations-some-previous-posts-links/ and in the-start-of-a-blog-index/ A variety of textures and patterns may be used to achieve fabrics that are very different in appearance, using a very simple pattern along with cam button or … Continue reading DAK DBJ color separations, templates, other software

DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 3

Previously published related posts: Img2track_multiple colors per row dbj, each color knitting only once 1/21 DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 2 12/19 DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 1 12/19  Revisiting Ayab_multiple colors per row DBJ 2 1/20 Revisiting Ayab_multiple colors per row DBJ 1 1/20 Reducing the number of rows on the front … Continue reading DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 3

Multiple color drop stitch lace using img2track and more

WORK IN PROGRESS There are many fabrics where samples may be knit using the proper color separation and released just prior to binding off. Samples and designs may be found in several of my previous posts. End release is a possibility depending on how the repeat is programmed but does not always produce good results. … Continue reading Multiple color drop stitch lace using img2track and more

Using Layers in Gimp for color separations

Over the years I have developed personal methods for creating color separations for many types of knit fabrics, born from lots of experimentation when published resources were absent or extremely limited. I continued to share methods as they evolved from increasing familiarity with specific programs or as I was introduced to new ones. Since I … Continue reading Using Layers in Gimp for color separations

Revisiting Ayab_multiple colors per row DBJ 2

From Chris Burdge, a video tutorial on using HOP following program prompts and default color placement. The pattern used, available for download from the author, is quite different from my tests in that it is completely surrounded by a white border, the default first color choice in the separation The ABC color changer markings in letters … Continue reading Revisiting Ayab_multiple colors per row DBJ 2

Mosaics, mazes, and DBJ charting meet Numbers, GIMP 2

I shared some working methods to achieve these color separations in 2019/06/29/mosaics-and-maze…numbers-and-gimp/. Mosaics and Mazes came on my radar once more recently, Numbers and Gimp have both been updated, and a few more ideas have occurred to me for managing the necessary color separations. The process as described here assumes that there already is some … Continue reading Mosaics, mazes, and DBJ charting meet Numbers, GIMP 2

DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 2

My first attempt to use a 3 color automatic separation was with img2track. There are 2 oddities for me using the program. One is that the default selector setting is for a single motif, perhaps on the assumption that the main use would primarily be for large-scale, nonrepetitive images. The other is that even if … Continue reading DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 2

DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 1

I began to machine knit in the glory days of using the tool and developing techniques. There were internationally attended seminars, hosts of wonderful teachers, and a community of potential peers brought together physically in pre-internet and online forum days. Punchcard machines were the standard. As more electronic models became available it was not uncommon … Continue reading DBJ: more than 2 colors per row 1

Mosaics and mazes charting meet Numbers, GIMP, and DBJ

A category search for machine knitting/mosaics and mazes design will lead to my blog posts on the topic. Among later posts, one method for color separations for this fabric using Gimp alone may be found in 2021/07/18/gimp-update-for-mac-2/. Previous posts on working with Mc Numbers include: knit charting using Numbers 2  which covers basics, keyboard shortcuts, and … Continue reading Mosaics and mazes charting meet Numbers, GIMP, and DBJ

More on Brother DBJ, including KR 260 bulky KM options

Any repeat suitable for a 2 color 24 stitch DBJ separation published or self-drawn for a 4.5mm machine is suitable for DBJ on the bulky. At times yarns ie 2/8 to 3/8 wools that knit stocking stitch at tension 8-10 on the main bed and are too thick for every needle rib on the standard … Continue reading More on Brother DBJ, including KR 260 bulky KM options