Double jacquard using punchcard machines

Each row of double jacquard consists of at least 2 rows of slip stitch patterning, one with ground yarn, the other with contrast. The rows knit per each design row varies with the number of colors used in the design. Punchcard knitters are not excluded from producing such fabrics, but the color separation is done … Continue reading Double jacquard using punchcard machines

Ladder back double jacquard: backing variations

Periodically questions come up with regards to how to manage float control other than using familiar DBJ settings, or the best way to proceed to achieve it when one prefers to work in thicker yarns.  In this technique, all main bed needles are in use for patterning and in working position, the ribber needles can … Continue reading Ladder back double jacquard: backing variations

Double Jacquard and color separations: some previous posts, links, hints

A recent forum discussion on DBJ on Ravelry led to my looking back on some of my previous posts. Some of the features in both excel and numbers changed over the years, but most basics remain. Program-specific or a “software” general search in previous posts touch on GIMP, other programs, and other fabric design choices. … Continue reading Double Jacquard and color separations: some previous posts, links, hints

Double jacquard separations 4_ making them “work”

Working back to the repeat from post # 3 on this subject, I returned to the drawing board and edited the separations.  Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game originally designed and programmed by Alexey Pajitnov in the Soviet Union. The objective of the game is to manipulate tiles, by moving each one sideways and … Continue reading Double jacquard separations 4_ making them “work”

Double jacquard 3/ single bed multi color slip

Double jacquard knitting allows one to design and knit multiple color patterns without the worry of floats. The color changer (standard machines hold a limit is of 4 colors at any one time) and the ribber is required. The ribber knits the floats into the second layer of fabric on the ribber side, resulting in … Continue reading Double jacquard 3/ single bed multi color slip

Double Jacquard 2

The Passap Handbook for the Deco by Bernadette A Ernakovich was an excellent guide to exploring the qualities of changing lock settings on the hand, feel, look, and in shape alterations on the original design, a simple triangle, when using them. In knitting any fabric, distinctions need to be made between what is doable vs … Continue reading Double Jacquard 2

Double jacquard 1

Because of recent changes in my life, I may be in the position of attempting to explain to some new knitters how DBJ “works”, and to offer them some suggestions on managing the making of it. Since the machine I will be using is a Brother electronic specifically, I am gathering notes that are pertinent … Continue reading Double jacquard 1

References for double bed single color fabrics with pockets

Another facebook thread has begun a sort of “trip down the rabbit hole”. Until I have time to swatch my theories on the specific fabric in question, I thought I would list some ways offered in publications available for download online and in my previous blog posts that touch on this area.  To start with, … Continue reading References for double bed single color fabrics with pockets

A ladder back dbj quest

The previous discussion on this topic: Ladderback double jacquard: backing variations This backing technique has traditionally been used when the yarns are simply too thick to be worked in traditional dbj backing methods. The majority of the needles will be knit on the main bed, so the tension should approximate that used for the same yarn … Continue reading A ladder back dbj quest

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