Drop stitch lace, 2 colors per row, Passap KM

A recent Ravelry forum thread resulted in this response from me re drop stitch patterns with multiple colors per row: “some random thoughts on these techniques: they are often much easier on the Passap, particularly the E 6000 because the machine is capable of separating colors for techniques that would require software or lots of … Continue reading Drop stitch lace, 2 colors per row, Passap KM

Making a 2 color drop stitch “work”

I usually try to leave opinions out of my shares, but this post includes some along with “don’t do what I did” tips. This was a pattern available for sale decades ago, sold directly to customers. At frequent intervals over time questions come up in forums as to possible DIY techniques and methods of design … Continue reading Making a 2 color drop stitch “work”

DAK lace module 2, template use, other software

I am taking a break from lace, the two posts so far on using the module reflect my own experiences outside the program’s environment. The latter will continue to be the focus of my future posts when exploring the use of the software, with testing specifically aimed at adapting or using any of the Stitch … Continue reading DAK lace module 2, template use, other software

DAK lace module 1, template use, other software

Working with lace designs: lace poses interesting challenges in machine knitting. The name is associated with a variety of fabrics, but transfer lace is the specific topic for the moment. Reminders with respect to transfer lace knitting: in Studio simple lace the transfers and knitting occur for each row of the design  with each pass … Continue reading DAK lace module 1, template use, other software

Geometric shapes on ribber fabrics with tuck stitches 3

Previous related posts: 2 color ribbed brioche stitch on Brother knitting machine 1 Geometric shapes on ribber fabrics with tuck stitches 1 Geometric shapes on ribber fabrics with tuck stitches 2; knitting with 4 carriages The last post on using Gimp:  2021/07/18/gimp-update-for-mac-2/ The method for color separation used for mosaics The sources of inspiration from … Continue reading Geometric shapes on ribber fabrics with tuck stitches 3

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

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

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

Lace meets FI on Brother machines

Very little has been written on this topic. The easiest method to produce the eyelet and fair isle combination is to create ladders in spaces between vertical FI motifs. The end needle selection is canceled. The swatches show the transitions in the development of the final design Susanna in her Machine Knitter’s Guide offers a … Continue reading Lace meets FI on Brother machines