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

Index categories in order of appearance

WORK IN PROGRESS  BUTTONHOLES: also see SEAMING, JOINING, FINISHING CABLE STITCHES CASTING ON, BINDING OFF COLOR REDUCTIONS AND DITHERING COLOR SEPARATIONS AND CHARTING COLOR SEPARATIONS for SPECIALTY FABRICS: see SOFTWARE Brioche in Pattern DBJ/ DOUBLE JACQUARD General info Drop stitch lace/Lace/Openwork using the ribber Lace single bed Mosaics and mazes CROCHET CROCHET-INSPIRED MK STITCHES DBJ/DOUBLE … Continue reading Index categories in order of appearance

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 BUTTONHOLES: also see SEAMING, JOINING, FINISHING Long vertical button holes/ slits in knit fabric 1: intarsia 10/22 More “buttonholes” and slits 10/22 Single bed slits aka horizontal “button holes” 11/16 “Buttonholes” and “make many – increase” “lace” 5/15 hand-knit CABLE STITCHES Visualizing knit cables 3_ using Numbers and Gimp 1/22 Visualizing knit … 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

Using Layers in Gimp for color separations

Over the years I have developed personal methods for creating color separations for many types of knit fabrics, born from lots of experimentation when published resources were absent or extremely limited. I continued to share methods as they evolved from increasing familiarity with specific programs or as I was introduced to new ones. Since I … Continue reading Using Layers in Gimp for color separations

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