Three colour cast on

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My carriage jams knitting the first row. I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Should I use three colours together or alternate them? I am using Tension 10.

Hi Tanna

I know it’s a while since you posted your query but I did have a go at a three colour cast on.

If you bring the needles out to Holding Position but have the carriage set to knit you can weave the yarns over and under the needles – over one under two so that the different colours form a repeating pattern across the needles. Hang the cast on comb push the comb back to the gate pegs thread the carriage with one of the yarns and knit carefully across.

I hope this answers your query
Sue.

Sue P
2014-06-04 12:18:40
Hi Tanna

I know it’s a while since you posted your query but I did have a go at a three colour cast on.

If you bring the needles out to Holding Position but have the carriage set to knit you can weave the yarns over and under the needles – over one under two so that the different colours form a repeating pattern across the needles. Hang the cast on comb push the comb back to the gate pegs thread the carriage with one of the yarns and knit carefully across.

I hope this answers your query
Sue.

Sue P
2014-06-04 12:18:40

Ribber wire

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As a returning knitter I struggled with my ribber for months and followed advice to change the retaining bar. I had real difficulty hanging the ribber wire and frequently snagged my cast on row. I found a sturdier ribber wire and this has really solved the problem, it’s much easier to insert and I’m pleased with the way the machine knits.

Distorted rib stitches

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Although my gate pegs and needles appear fine, I frequently get one or two distorted columns of stitches in otherwise perfect rib. Any suggestions as to the cause? I’m using oiled pure wool, so should I take all the needles out of the machine and clean them?

Hi

If you haven’t cleaned the needles for a while it may be a good idea to do so.

Also check that all the latches are working smoothly and try loosening the stitch size slightly. Oiled wool is quite stiff compared to waxed yarns and doesn’t like too tight a tension.

Hope this helps
Regards Sue.

Sue P
2012-07-18 19:25:10
Thanks for your time and assistance. I cleaned my ribber and was surprised to find how much fluff was inside it. I realise I need to use a lower tension than manuals would indicate.
Tanna
2012-07-23 16:43:49

Cast on comb

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Hi Tanna

I use a smallish screwdriver to manipulate them back into place.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-02-28 18:38:49
Thanks I will try that.
Tanna
2012-03-05 15:51:24
Hi Tanna

I use a smallish screwdriver to manipulate them back into place.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-02-28 18:38:49
Thanks I will try that.
Tanna
2012-03-05 15:51:24