Mosaics and mazes charting meet Numbers, GIMP 3

If working in Numbers, the solution to doubling the height of the final repeat for mazes or mosaics may be achieved by simply doubling the height of each cell prior to screen grabbing the table and processing the resulting image in Gimp. Here the cells for a single repeat in the table on the left … Continue reading Mosaics and mazes charting meet Numbers, GIMP 3

Mosaics and mazes charting meet Numbers, GIMP, and DBJ

A category search for machine knitting/mosaics and mazes design will lead to my previous blog posts on the topic. Previous posts on working with Mc Numbers include: knit charting using Numbers 2  which covers basics, keyboard shortcuts, and more, Numbers to GIMP for creating images for electronic download, charting knits color separations 2, charting knits, color … Continue reading Mosaics and mazes charting meet Numbers, GIMP, and DBJ

Mosaics and mazes: drawing motifs

Knitting any fabric on the machine becomes easier if one thinks of black squares as knit stitches (selected needles on Brother), white squares as in this instance as either slipped or at times tucked stitches (non selected needles). Each number on the grids below represents 2 consecutive rows of knitting. The design may be elongated … Continue reading Mosaics and mazes: drawing motifs

Mosaics and mazes: machine knits_ from design to pattern

Maze patterns have long vertical and horizontal lines broken by regular gaps and the pattern lines change course from the vertical to horizontal, and vice versa. Maze cards can be identified by completely punched sections, some alternating with every other square marked for two rows, usually geometrically shaped. Areas of stocking stitch produce horizontal colored … Continue reading Mosaics and mazes: machine knits_ from design to pattern

Mosaics and mazes from “FI” “universal” patterns

Many punchcards that obey the usual restrictions for tuck, in particular, may be used to create “random” mazes and mosaics, with color changes happening every two rows. Test swatches will show differences in surface texture, patterning, width, and height of the knit. It is useful to use clearly contrasting colors to study how the structure … Continue reading Mosaics and mazes from “FI” “universal” patterns

Mosaics and Mazes: knitting on the machines

Two great books on the subjects by Kathleen Kinder: another article/printable PDF resource by Susan Guagliumi (this link no longer works, subscription and login are presently required on her site for access to her free pubs) Susanna Lewis:  “A machine knitter’s guide to creating fabrics” pp. 71-78, 1986. “Designing your mosaics” and “Figurative designs in machine knitting” … Continue reading Mosaics and Mazes: knitting on the machines

Mosaics and Mazes: Hand Knitting

Interweave knits (HK) offers 2 events a year in their KnittingLab per year, and they are upcoming in the next couple of months. Of late in print, runway, and online another fabric getting lots of attention is that created by knit mosaics and mazes. A workshop is offered by Interweave at their seminars. Some books on … Continue reading Mosaics and Mazes: Hand Knitting

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

Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, single bed

This post originally included samples worked using needles on the ribber as well, now in another in progress post: Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bed An earlier post with a range of single-color experiments: A hand-knit consult to machine knit slip stitch The inspiration source for the topic here was found on Pinterest Adapting … Continue reading Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, single bed

Single bed tuck and slip stitch fabrics 2: adding color

Any tuck repeat may be used in the slip stitch setting. The results for “safe” repeats executed in slip stitch may not be very textural or dramatic. Though at times presented in color, the same patterns can be very effective in single colors as well. Prior to testing multicolor patterns, I like to start the … Continue reading Single bed tuck and slip stitch fabrics 2: adding color