Help with brother kr850 ribber

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Need help to be able to continue with ribber to complete the collar of my jumper. No known repairer for my ribber.

Hi Pat

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

As you can knit the first few rows all right I would not think there is anything wrong with your ribber.

Is your sponge bar in the main bed OK? It’s worth checking as if it’s worn it can cause problems when you use the ribber.

You do not say which yarn you are using or what type of rib you are trying to knit. However hang the ribber comb after the first zig-zag row and when you put the weights on hang them evenly – one at each end of the knitting and one in the middle if it is wide.

If you are using every needle on each bed (full needle rib) make sure your stitch size is not too tight – somewhere near that needed for stocking stitch and that you have the ribber set to H so that the needles do not crash into each other.

For 1×1 rib you will need the stitch size quite a bit lower and the ribber set to P.

Your ribber manual will explain about other rib set-ups.

Sometimes it helps to ‘knit’ without any yarn in the carriage so you can see what is happening.

Hope you are able to sort out the problem.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-11-05 13:38:39
Hi Pat

Sorry to hear you are having problems.

As you can knit the first few rows all right I would not think there is anything wrong with your ribber.

Is your sponge bar in the main bed OK? It’s worth checking as if it’s worn it can cause problems when you use the ribber.

You do not say which yarn you are using or what type of rib you are trying to knit. However hang the ribber comb after the first zig-zag row and when you put the weights on hang them evenly – one at each end of the knitting and one in the middle if it is wide.

If you are using every needle on each bed (full needle rib) make sure your stitch size is not too tight – somewhere near that needed for stocking stitch and that you have the ribber set to H so that the needles do not crash into each other.

For 1×1 rib you will need the stitch size quite a bit lower and the ribber set to P.

Your ribber manual will explain about other rib set-ups.

Sometimes it helps to ‘knit’ without any yarn in the carriage so you can see what is happening.

Hope you are able to sort out the problem.

Regards
Sue.

Sue P
2012-11-05 13:38:39
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