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Knitting carriage- back and front beds.
Raising Cam’s Actions
Fig 1 – raising cam is fully in action, control
lever is in the centre position.
When casting on the tensions on both beds should be about 10.
1x1 Circular Rib
Put out of action one diagonally opposite raising cam on each bed. Preferably in this case numbers 4 and 2.
You must increase the tensions by 2 points so the stitches
don’t become too tight,
When knitting is completed put both raising cams back into action and re-adjust stitch size by changing tensions back to original settings.
Adjust back bed stitch cam indicators 3 points higher,
from 10 to 13, and place the front raising cams
Change to contrast yarn and add more weights, knit 4 rows back bed only.
Put front raising cams back into action, change to main yarn and knit 2 rows on both beds.
Repeat this until desired effect is complete.
You can make the repeat more interesting by changing the colour of the yarn when knitting on the back bed.
Half Cardigan Stitch
Place only one tuck cam out of action. In this case no 5.
When taking the carriage from right to left the front
bed needles are out of action giving the fabric
Knit till piece is complete.
Then replace all cams to normal position.
To make a stronger texture you can arrange the needles in sets of high and low butts as shown below.
With this arrangement half-withdraw raising cam no1 and knit till piece is complete.
To finish knitting in “Cardigan” replaces all cams in action and continues knitting.
Full Cardigan Stitch
Place two diagonally opposite raising cams out of action (no 5 & 7) this means when knitting right to left the back bed is out of action and from left to right the front bed is out of action.
Continue to knit till complete.
Again this can be done by re-arranging the needles high
and low butts and
Put both tuck cams on the front bed out of action. (no 5 & 8) knit 2 rows.
Put tuck cams back into action, knit 2 rows.
Continue this way to from your repeat.
Make more interesting by changing colours each time you put the tuck cams in and out of action.
Adjust the tuck cams for “Full Cardigan”
(two cams diagonally opposite out of action) and rack the bed
Knit some rows of 1x1 rib and with the carriage on the right rack one space to the left by pulling the racking lever towards you, knit 2 rows.
Again rack one space to the left knit 2 rows.
This time rack one space back to the right by pushing the racking lever towards the machine, knit 2 rows, again rack one space to the right knit 2 rows.
This is the basis for your repeat.
Continue in this way until piece is complete.
You can rack more to the left or right as desired but
you must watch the end stitches, as they may not
Selective Ripple Stitch
You will only fully see the effects of selective knit if you arrange the high and low buts in an interesting way.
When doing this try not to have large gaps between your high butts, keep your low butts to groups of 3 or 4.
Half- withdraw both raising cams in front bed (no 4 & 1) to select high butts only and fully withdraw raising cams on back bed (no 3 & 2) so no needles are selected. Increase stitch size by 3 points knit 4 rows.
Put all cams back into action and knit 2 rows.
Again you can change colour in between cam changes.
Make your needle arrangement of high and low butts.
Check all tensions are the same, about 10-13. Knitting in 1x1 rib knit 4 rows using main yarn colour.
Half-withdraw both raising cams on front bed (no 4 &
1) to select high butts only, change to contrast
Replace all raising cams, change to main yarn and knit 2 rows.
This forms your repeat for square effect.
Selective Tuck Stitch
Arrange needles in a regular distribution of high and low butts on one bed only can be front or back.
Knit 4 rows of 1x1 rib, place both tuck cams on the appropriate bed in the half-withdrawn position.
For example, if it is the front bed needles that you
have arranged then half-withdraw tuck cams 8 & 5,
Replace tuck cams knit 2 rows.
This forms your repeat for selective tuck stitch.
The effects of this stitch are shown on the opposite side of the fabric.
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