Flaw in stocking stitch pattern

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Hi
When knitting plain stocking stitch, a flaw in the knitting appears. On the purl side, it looks like a slipped or missed stitch on the row it appears and is knitted up again on the next row. On the knit side, you can see it is a flaw in the knitting as it looks different from the rest of the knitted row. This is happening as I continue to knit stocking stitch, but in different areas of the work in progress and I am wondering how I can correct this. I can’t continue to improve on my machine knitting if I cannot correct this fault. Does any one have any tips or suggestions that I can do, or is it the fact that I have not set-up the carriage properly when knitting plain stocking stitch?
Thanks for any help.

Hi Lilian
This sounds as if it could be a tension problem have you tried loosening the setting on the main carriage tension dial?
Do you have sufficient weight evenly across the work?
Also check the condition of your needles and make sure the latches are opening and shutting freely. Change any that are damaged.
I hope you manage to get it sorted
Sue.
Sue P
2011-12-02 19:11:26
Hi Lilian
This sounds as if it could be a tension problem have you tried loosening the setting on the main carriage tension dial?
Do you have sufficient weight evenly across the work?
Also check the condition of your needles and make sure the latches are opening and shutting freely. Change any that are damaged.
I hope you manage to get it sorted
Sue.
Sue P
2011-12-02 19:11:26

Brother KH881

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Hi

I’m unable to move the knit carriage across the needle bed without it jamming and there are loose needles.I bought my Brother KH881 knitting machine about 15 years ago, but I never managed to get the machine to knit and put it away. Recently I decided to set-up the knitting machine and to try to learn to machine knit. I’ve cleaned and oiled the knitting machine and I’ve replaced the needle retaining bar.

I’ve followed the instructions from the machine knitting manual in an attempt to plain knit. The knit carriage jams against the needles in B position, they’re very loose once extended beyond B position and in holding position don’t lie straight
on the needle bed.

Could this be the K carriage itself that’s faulty? Could it be the fact that the knitting machine has always been faulty?

Could you please advise further.

Many thanks from Lilian Guyers in Skelmersdale

Hi Lilian
It’s good that you have cleaned your machine and replaced the needle retaining bar. From what you have described I think you may have put the bar back in under the needles instead of over them.
Take the bar out again and then replace it foam side down whilst using the straight edge of the 1×1 needle selector to hold the needles down against the numbered strip.
Hopefully this will solve your problem.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-09-16 17:15:30
Hi Lilian
It’s good that you have cleaned your machine and replaced the needle retaining bar. From what you have described I think you may have put the bar back in under the needles instead of over them.
Take the bar out again and then replace it foam side down whilst using the straight edge of the 1×1 needle selector to hold the needles down against the numbered strip.
Hopefully this will solve your problem.
Kind regards
Sue.
Sue P
2011-09-16 17:15:30