Hand to machine symbols 5: lace

The beginning of this thread explores how lace may be interpreted from hand knitting patterns and charts, and when hand techniques might be used to make the transfers and create the fabrics on the knitting machine. Going from charts to punchcards will be addressed in later posts. In hand knitting (unless knitting circular), because the … Continue reading Hand to machine symbols 5: lace

Hand to machine, symbols 4: cables

The following begins to address cable translations. I posted some content on cables in January 2012, but this content follows the present vein. Blue dots continue to represent the hand-knit symbol, below them the fabric as viewed on the knit side. The pink dots and the images on either side of them the machine knit, … Continue reading Hand to machine, symbols 4: cables

Hand to machine, symbols 3

In the following series the blue dots and accompanying diagrams continue to represent the fabric as it would appear on the knit side if hand knit, or after the work is removed from the machine. The pink dots and accompanying graphics represent the matching stitch on the purl side and as it may be executed … Continue reading Hand to machine, symbols 3

Hand to machine, symbols 2

The symbol below usually represents a single increase. In hand knitting such increases may be achieved anywhere in any one row. In machine knitting however,  this may only be done with any ease at garment edges. Machine knitters may be familiar with calling what is depicted below a full fashioned increase. To achieve the latter, … Continue reading Hand to machine, symbols 2

Hand to machine knitting symbols1

One of the critical differences in viewing work as it progresses on the knitting machine is that the “front” view of the fabric unless the work is removed from the needles through a variety of techniques and turned over on the needle bed, is the purl side. Early machine manufacturer punchcard book publications made an … Continue reading Hand to machine knitting symbols1

“Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: working with short rows

Some previous posts exploring hand techniques that might be considered to fall in this family of stitches: “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: tuck lace trims (and fabrics) 1 “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: tuck lace trims or fabrics 2 “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: working with “chains” Search for “wisteria” “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: … Continue reading “Crochet” meets machine knitting techniques: working with short rows

Lace meets weaving on Brother Machines 2

Early Brother punchcard volumes showed symbol charts alongside punchcard repeats. The translations at times were not the best. Here is some of the advice offered for woven lace patterns:   This was one of the first such punchcard volumes published by Brother after the pushbutton earlier models were replaced by ones with card readers It has … Continue reading Lace meets weaving on Brother Machines 2

Lace edgings on Brother machines- automated with slip stitch 2

Recently I have begun to look at lace edgings in a slightly different manner than in the past. I am looking back at my post from 2018, written while using the older version of Ayab software and working on a 910, and another including an edging written this month. Of late, most of my proof of … Continue reading Lace edgings on Brother machines- automated with slip stitch 2

Machine knit fringes 2/ pretend hairpin lace

Hairpin lace, familiar to many crocheters, is based on a central column with side loops that can be produced in strips, in turn, joined together in different configurations to compose open inserts, shawls, garments, serve as trims and joins. A double-sided machine knit fringe can serve the same functions. My first swatch is knit using … Continue reading Machine knit fringes 2/ pretend hairpin lace

Lace edgings on Brother machines- automated with slip stitch

August 2020: I wrote this post (unaltered) in March 2018. I returned to the topic of automated lace edgings on Brother machines in July 2020. As often happens after some distance, details may be freshly observed or seen in a different light, and approaches may then in turn vary. Some of these edgings have been … Continue reading Lace edgings on Brother machines- automated with slip stitch