Pile_carpet stitch knitting on Passap and Brother KMs 3

Studio and Toyota machines had the ability to produce this type of stitch easily. Many efforts have been made over the years to produce the same fabric on Passap and Brother I was asked via a blog comment in my previous posts #1 on this topic about creating a single color all over pile on … Continue reading Pile_carpet stitch knitting on Passap and Brother KMs 3

Lace meets weaving on Brother Machines 1

Several years ago, this punchcard was shared on Ravelry as one that was problematic in execution on an electronic model using Ayabthe supposed related swatch pictured in the publication At the time, I made a long, convoluted effort to produce the fabric. I am returning to the topic and comparing 2 cards in this post, the … Continue reading Lace meets weaving on Brother Machines 1

Unconventional uses for punchcards 3: lace in rib

Lace patterns for drop stitch: cast on as preferred, transfer MB stitches to ribber, where all stitches will be knit on every row. The main bed will be knitting the stitches that will be dropped (lace carriage will not be used), cancel end needle selection, program your repeat, push in both part buttons. As the … Continue reading Unconventional uses for punchcards 3: lace in rib

Single bed tuck and slip stitch fabrics 1

The main difference between the 2 stitch types is that in tuck stitch the strand of yarn on the non-selected needle is held in the hook of the needle forming a loop, while in slip stitch the strand of yarn bypasses the non-selected needles as the row is knit, forming floats between stitches Symbols commonly … Continue reading Single bed tuck and slip stitch fabrics 1

Revisiting large eyelet lace, hand transferred (or not)

My recent blog post on adapting lace edgings from published sources containing studio punchcards patterns led me back to reviewing a blog post from 2013 that included a hand technique and an automated pattern. Since then I have moved beyond mylar sheets on the 910 or using punchcards. The present swatches are knit on a … Continue reading Revisiting large eyelet lace, hand transferred (or not)

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

To mesh or not to mesh 7, lace knitting tips

Early versions of the Brother Lace Carriage (LC) for machines such as the 830 did not have the capacity to control end needle selection. If any needles were selected for transfer to an end needle not in use in the piece, the LC still will attempt to move that stitch, and if no needle hook … Continue reading To mesh or not to mesh 7, lace knitting tips

Single bed scales made with stitch transfers

In the past, I have explored several ways to knit scale-like fabrics aka dragon teeth/scales, and a multitude of other names. My test swatches were created using racking, pattern repeats were provided for both punchcard and electronic machines. Some of the archived material: 2018/07/19/more scales and chevrons racked fabrics 4 2016/02/22/ hand knit dragon scales … Continue reading Single bed scales made with stitch transfers

Blistered stitches dbj

Some of my previous posts on double bed fabrics with designs creating pockets in both one and two colors: quilting-on-the-knitting-machine-1/ quilting-on-the-brother-km-2-solid-color-back-dbj/ revisiting machine knit quilting  quilting using ayab software references-for-double-bed-single-color-references-for-double-bed-single-color-fabrics-with-pockets/ A review of some of the terms used in describing fabrics with raised designs in various patterns: blistered fabrics: two rows of the main color are … Continue reading Blistered stitches dbj