Charting knits using Mac Numbers: color separations 2

This is not intended as a full tutorial, it presumes there is some familiarity with concepts for charting knits or proportioned graph paper using spreadsheets. I am sharing some of my recent explorations using the latest version of Numbers version 5.01 in Mac High Sierra 10.13+ OS. To my knowledge, there are no other specific … Continue reading Charting knits using Mac Numbers: color separations 2

Knitting in pattern with 2 carriages vs color changer, Brother punchcard KMs 2

After my recent attempt to resurrect my single bed color changer and frustration with my 910 behaving “flaky” when reading mylar sheets drawn using template marking pencils (perhaps, because over time of some of the marks flaking off the surface of the mylar, with changes their density as a result), I went back to the idea … Continue reading Knitting in pattern with 2 carriages vs color changer, Brother punchcard KMs 2

Knitting in pattern with 2 carriages, Brother punchcard KMs 1

I touched on knitting with 2 carriages in some previous posts: https://alessandrina.com/2011/03/30/knitting-with-2-carriages/ https://alessandrina.com/2011/03/29/lace-meets-hold-and-goes-round/ https://alessandrina.com/2015/03/31/combining-tuck-stitches-with-lace-2-automating-them/ If 2 carriages are in use for patterning extension rails are a must. For this discussion we are excluding the lace carriage as the #2, the intent is to use 2 knit carriages with each set to desired cam functions. As one carriage is put … Continue reading Knitting in pattern with 2 carriages, Brother punchcard KMs 1

Combining tuck stitches with lace 2 (automating them)

Working with 2 carriages when both are selecting needles brings up some interesting issues. Studio machines are able in most instances to select and knit in the same row. Brother preselects needles for the subsequent row, and on that row, while knitting the preselection, once again, the preselection is made for the next pattern row to … Continue reading Combining tuck stitches with lace 2 (automating them)

Slip/ tuck stitch experiments

These scarves were designed using the same method as described for mazes and mosaics, they are knit in rayon chenille, fringes are composed of  i_cords applied to cast on and bound off edges. The smaller shape/repeat allows for more control over fabric width while retaining full repeats blue ovals: 11X58 inches excluding 3 inch fringe … Continue reading Slip/ tuck stitch experiments