Punch cards to electronics: book symbols and samples

A number of variables need to be considered when adapting punchcard patterns for use on electronic knitting machines. These images pertain to Brother use, but the principles are shared between KM brands. I will add more information as time goes on. Online free downloads for magazines, manuals, etc. may be found at http://knittsings.com/knitting-machine-manuals/ http://toyotaknitting.blogspot.com/ http://www.aboutknittingmachines.com/ … Continue reading Punch cards to electronics: book symbols and samples

Working with generated mazes: GIMP charting 2

My previous posts on using gimp to generate charts and images suitable for knitting: 1, 2, 3, 4. I am working in Mac OS 10.10 now, so there may be some variations in results from earlier OS or for Windows versions users. the edited repeat from the previous post It is possible to knit this design in DBJ with the … Continue reading Working with generated mazes: GIMP charting 2

Working with generated mazes: GIMP charting 1

Laura Kroegler shares an online generator for “mosaics”, unikatissima offers them for mazes and cellular automata. Representations of such patterns have cropped up in relation to hacked knitting machines and electronic downloads such as those seen in the Claire Williams blog, and in published information by Fabienne, who of late also has a Kickstarter project. Such patterns may be … Continue reading Working with generated mazes: GIMP charting 1

Visualizing maze or mosaic potential from tuck or slip stitch repeats

I have written extensively on mosaics and mazes, color separations required for drawing their motifs, and visualizing the resulting patterns while planning slip stitch or tuck repeats. A recent exchange with a knitting friend, Tanya Cunningham, brought up her idea of using Gimp to investigate the potential of self-drawn tuck patterns becoming pleasing mazes or … Continue reading Visualizing maze or mosaic potential from tuck or slip stitch repeats

The start of a blog index

WORK IN PROGRESS AYAB Revisiting Ayab_multiple colors per row DBJ 2 1/21 Drop stitch lace using Ayab software 2/ HOP  2/20 Revisiting Ayab_multiple colors per row DBJ  1/20 Ayab: short rows automated with slipstitch  5/18 Revisiting knitting with 2 carriages single bed, 910 vs Ayab so far  4/18 A Brother 910/ Ayab diary/ EMS kit … Continue reading The start of a blog index

A Brother 910_ Ayab diary/ EMS kit

This is a work in progress post. I have now edited and included its previous version so the most recent observations appear first, the oldest last. 9/8/18 I have received a replacement unit from EMS. I got this far testing a large scale pattern, no fault of the program at my stopping point. I did not notice … Continue reading A Brother 910_ Ayab diary/ EMS kit

Illusion /shadow knitting DIY designs_HK

I have played with excel (and Numbers) before to create charts for various fabrics requiring color separations. My latest efforts relating to this knit group have gone in a different direction; I have also attempted to simplify the technique in terms of following the instructions for knitting them. This sample began with the use of … Continue reading Illusion /shadow knitting DIY designs_HK

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

Gimp update for Mac 2

The previous post on this topic: 2019/10/07/gimp-update-for-mac/ I have been spending more time exploring version 10.22 and am becoming more familiar with new features and design options. There are slight variations in behaviors depending on the Mac OS version. Windows updates happen more frequently. GIMP 2.10.24 for Mac OS is now available. Gimp has a … Continue reading Gimp update for Mac 2

A return to Ayab knitting

9/18/21 There recently are efforts to provide the Stitchworld I files for easy download for electronic knitting. The file is in progress, the work of Thomas Price, it may be found at https://github.com/t0mpr1c3/ayab-patterns/tree/master/kh930. Click on the main folder “ayab. patterns” and then click on the green button at the right top of the page (code) My … Continue reading A return to Ayab knitting