Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 1

These images provide partial views of garments shown in a recent Facebook MK group post,  followed by the “how-to” question A quick analysis leads to a list of assumptions that both are double bed fabrics, with stitches subtracted or added to create moving shapes on a striped ground. A color changer will be in use, … Continue reading Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 1

Double bed embossed patterns

Some of the previous blog posts containing applicable samples: Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 1Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bedBrother shadow lace, rib transfer carriage Combining knit carriage needle selection with racking   Racked patterns 5: Passap/Brother 2 directions and samples from manuals including racking on tuck stitch and other … Continue reading Double bed embossed patterns

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WORK IN PROGRESS CABLE STITCHES Visualizing knit cables in color 2_ using Numbers and Gimp  12/21 Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bed  2/21 Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, single bed  2/21 Some cables to try, hand-knit 1/15 A hand-knit stitch tale 2: a bit of cables and lace, charting, HK … Continue reading The start of a blog index

Shadow pleats with added patterning

Knit skirts have been present in runway and online publications again. Another Mary Dowse pattern has stirred up interest in a design knit in fair isle shadow pleats. Shadow pleats knitting began to present some of the techniques involved in creating this type of fabric fold. The permanence of the folds relies on blocking from careful … Continue reading Shadow pleats with added patterning

Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 2

A collection of embossed patterns created by isolated groups of stitches being brought in and or out of work on the ribber 2021/05/09/double-bed-embossed-patterns/ 2021/02/25/brother-shadow-lace-rib-transfer-carriage/ 2021/03/11/slip-stitch-patterns-with-hand-transferred-stitches-double-bed/ 2020/08/13/ribber-fabrics-with-stitch-transfers-between-beds-1 2017/12/20/combining-kc-patterning-with-racking/ The inspiration fabric in the 2020 post and one of the resulting swatches The inspiration fabric recently found online, source not knownAnalyzing the structure: it appears the fabric … Continue reading Ribber fabrics with stitch transfers between beds 2

Visualizing knit cables 3_ using Numbers and Gimp

As our knitting experience grows, there are likely to be some techniques that engage us and others we choose to avoid completely if possible. Cables are in the latter category for me. I have hand-knit complicated pieces using them but dislike knitting them on the machine immensely. That said, I am periodically drawn to revisiting … Continue reading Visualizing knit cables 3_ using Numbers and Gimp

Tuck lace trims and fabrics 3

The term lace is often used in publications to refer to fabrics created with techniques other than the familiar hand or machine stitch transfers. In turn, the ribber may be added to working most of the fabrics with varying degrees of complexity. Some variations are possible only on specific machine brands, at times possible in … Continue reading Tuck lace trims and fabrics 3

Origami inspired 2: more pleats and folds using ribber

WORK IN PROGRESS Periodically I search out previous drafts, this post was started in September 2019. Drawn to folds in a variety of ways again, I am publishing it in progress with the intent of adding more and information and related swatches. Some previous posts with related topics and technique swatches: origami-inspired pleats1, racked patterns … Continue reading Origami inspired 2: more pleats and folds using ribber

Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bed

It is also possible to create solid color patterns on the purl side on a striped ground by at first transferring all stitches down to the ribber, then, in turn, using slip stitch selection on the top bed to choose only the stitches that will be manipulated on the main bed. A similar repeat worked on … Continue reading Slip stitch patterns with hand transferred stitches, double bed

Brother shadow lace, rib transfer carriage

I have probably owned this accessory since the early 90s. After making a faint-hearted attempt at using it at the time and failing, it has been stored in the original box in the interim and just came out of retirement. The multiple languages operating manual for its use may be downloaded from http://machineknittingetc.com/brother-ka7100-ka8300-transfer-carriage-user-guide.html. There are … Continue reading Brother shadow lace, rib transfer carriage