Tension

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Hi
I’m just getting back to machine knitting and need help on the subject of tension. Is there anyone who can help me with the recommended tension on a Passap for stocking stitch, tuck and Fair Isle using Panama and Yeoman 50/50. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks

Hi Elaine
Welcome back to machine knitting.
Panama is a 4 ply yarn so try stocking stitch at stitch size 6 to start with. Single bed tuck and Fair Isle would probably use the same stitch size.
50/50 is a 2 ply yarn so it is not advisable to knit stocking stitch with a single strand of it but if you want to try stitch size 4 1/2 used 2 ends together it would knit as a 4 ply. For double bed patterning using a single strand try stitch size 3.
You might have to tighten or loosen the stitch size slightly to get the feel you want but these should give you a starting point.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Sue
Sue P
2011-10-05 18:15:47
Hi Elaine
Welcome back to machine knitting.
Panama is a 4 ply yarn so try stocking stitch at stitch size 6 to start with. Single bed tuck and Fair Isle would probably use the same stitch size.
50/50 is a 2 ply yarn so it is not advisable to knit stocking stitch with a single strand of it but if you want to try stitch size 4 1/2 used 2 ends together it would knit as a 4 ply. For double bed patterning using a single strand try stitch size 3.
You might have to tighten or loosen the stitch size slightly to get the feel you want but these should give you a starting point.
Hope this helps.
Regards
Sue
Sue P
2011-10-05 18:15:47