Does patterning on your machine make you cringe?

Does patterning on your machine make you cringe?
Learning to master your knitting machine is an on-going process.

  • Are you comfortable with tuck/slip/fairisle/lace on YOUR machine?
  • Do you shy away from stitch patterns because you think they are hard?
  • Could you work a round neck while knitting in pattern?

What are your biggest challenges when working automatic patterning?

 

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  1. I’m having issues with dropped stitches when I try to knit a slip pattern on a full bed. My samples come out great but anytime I try for a bigger piece (more than 80 needles) it comes out as a looped mess of dropped stitches. I’ve added more weight, which didn’t solve it, could my sponge bar be the culprit? I’m changing that today to see. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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  2. I’ve had this same problem on both tuck and slip with full bed and found the culprit was me…I had to slow down a bit at the end stitches… Which was a surprise because it’s not like you speed knit these stitches anyway. Hope this helps someone.

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  3. I hate to say this, but i would not fashion the neckline on the machine, but reaort to cut and sew when using patterning on the machine. This also includes using the GC patterns.

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    • Getta,
      I agree! But there are “purists” out there that don’t use or haven’t tried cut ‘n sew. :o)

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  4. I know I need to practice more, but am nervous about decreasing or increasing using patterns. Especially tuck as it can be difficult to keep the loops on the needles

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