...to the Machine Knitting 101 blog. Over the next few months, I'm going to post pictures of various MK techniques, so this will become an online reference guide for how things look!

There will be pictures of various cast-ons, cast-offs, cables etc. It should be an interesting resource!

Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Double bed jacquard variations

I created a DBJ cheat sheet based on a handout I used to have, not sure who did it originally. I've added two of my own versions - reversible and vertical lined backing. These were all done on the SK840/SRP60N, so I cannot produce the reversible version, as Silver machines do not pre-select for the next row. There are some pictures of a previous experiment with reversible backing here and here.

Two-row backing



Two-row backing tends to elongate the pattern somewhat, so you might have to adjust your pattern to compensate.

One-row backing



Plain backing



Bird's eye backing



Vertical striped backing

Front - went a bit wrong and dropped some stitches


Sunday, 14 March 2010

Mock rib: 3x1

mock rib 3x1

Cast on with waste yarn, putting every fourth needle out of work. Complete as for 1x1 mock rib.

Mock rib: 2x1

mock rib 2x1

Cast on in waste yarn, with every third needle out of work. Complete as for 1x1 mock rib.

Mock rib: 1x1

mock rib 1x1

Cast on EON (Every Other Needle) with waste yarn and knit a few rows, and then knit 1 row ravel cord. Knit required depth of rib at MT, and 1 row MT+2, followed by depth of rib again. Bring all needles into work.

Hang first row of knitting onto empty needles and knit 1 row.

Note: mock rib is not as stretchy as real rib.

Hems: decorative scalloped hem

brother scalloped

This hem is from the Brother knitting techniques book, page 128. It's an 8 row hem, and then groups of stitches are moved using the transfer tools, six stitches on the first row, five on the third, and so on. 

Hems: scalloped hem

scalloped hem

  1. Cast on with waste yarn and knit a few rows
  2. Knit 1 row ravel cord
  3. Knit 1 row main yarn
  4. Select alternate (eg odd) needles to D position, set carriage to slip/part both ways, knit 1 row
  5. Select alternate (eg even) needles to D position, knit 1 row
  6. Repeat 4 and 5
  7. Cancel slip/part, set carriage to hold. 
  8. Select the 5th and every following 8th needle to hold
  9. Knit 6 rows
  10. Cancel hold 
  11. Knit 5 rows
  12. Pick up cast on row and hang it onto needles, knit 1 row

Hems: Double picot

double picot hem

  1. Work picot hem as for single picot hem.
  2. Knit 12 rows.
  3. Knit 1 row with a coloured cord along with the main yarn.
  4. Knit a further 5 rows with main yarn only. 
  5. Transfer every 2nd needle, leaving empty needles in work.
  6. Knit 6 rows
  7. Pick up the row marked with the coloured cord and hang onto needles
  8. Knit 1 row
  9. Pull the coloured cord tight and remove from one end