Double Bed Jacquard Help!

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Firstly, many manuals say that I should be using approx tension 4 for 4ply. When I tried that it was almost impossible to pass the carriage from one side to the other. I cannot knit lower than tension 7 (which is still pretty tight) – am I doing something wrong?

Secondly, and most importantly, I am not happy with the way that the stitches line up. One of my patterns have a feature of alternate colour stitches in a row (i’ve attached an image of part of the design, as well as the final result). Once knitted the stitches of the same colour clump together, almost creating a line.

The same applies to the back… I have knitted this on birds-eye setting (lili) and again, they are almost lines.

If anyone can explain why this is happening I would be extremely grateful. I’ve read every manual and searched the web, without any luck!

Please help!

Zara

I think you have been given the wrong information. They must have meant single jacquard (Fair Isle) when they said 4-ply yarn was suitable. For Double Jacquard 2-ply thickness is best and 3-ply is reasonable – depending on the yarn.
A Bird’s eye pattern won’t work with the LILI setting. You might try a double length 1×1 but sorry I can’t remember what card number that is for Brother. Nancy
ozmartian
2010-06-04 09:52:33
I think you have been given the wrong information. They must have meant single jacquard (Fair Isle) when they said 4-ply yarn was suitable. For Double Jacquard 2-ply thickness is best and 3-ply is reasonable – depending on the yarn.
A Bird’s eye pattern won’t work with the LILI setting. You might try a double length 1×1 but sorry I can’t remember what card number that is for Brother. Nancy
ozmartian
2010-06-04 09:52:33
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