Has this ever happened to you?
It’s been a while since you’ve worked patterning on your knitting machine. You sit down to work a simple tuck stitch. In my case I downloaded a new stitch pattern from DAK… so far so good.
Run the carriage across the bed and select the first row of needles for tuck …. then knit back and arghhhh!!!! Loops and mess!
Looking closely at the needlebed, Brother knitters will recognize that I’ve set the pattern backwards.
The needles that are in working position will tuck, while the needles pulled out to middle position will knit. The way my bed is set up, all those crazy loops formed are because groups of 5 needles that are next to each other are trying to tuck.
Luckily I was working with an electronic machine (Brother 970). All I had to do was change “negative” variation. This reverses the selected needles and I was off and running (knitting). Now, if I only could find the button that engages my memory…..
If you’d like more information about Pattern Variations on the Brother 970. Watch this video.