My trusty ribber recently was really difficult to push. I wasn’t doing anything fancy and immediately checked the following:
- Was the tension too tight on ribber or main bed?
- I’d used this yarn many times, so I knew it wasn’t the yarn
- Was the yarn hanging up?
None of these provided an answer.
I then realized that this was the first time I’d used my ribber since I removed it for another project.
I took the knitting off the machine and tried to re-engage the ribber connector on the left side of the bed. I normally connect things and start knitting on the right. I had to “jiggle” the connecting arm to get it to connect. No problem on the right side … just the left.
[wp-svg-icons icon=”point-up” wrap=”i”] I remembered having a bit of trouble setting up the ribber. But, as usual I was in a hurry ….
Clue #4 Ah ha!
Take a close look at the Setting Plates (what’s a Setting Plate? [wp-svg-icons icon=”pushpin” wrap=”i”]).
|This one has a gap
||This setting plate is flush against the needlebed
I used my spanner, loosened the screw and slipped the Setting Plate into place (tight against the needlebed) … Voila mystery solved!