Patterning

In this topic, you will learn the fundamentals of pattern knitting, including various techniques such as Tuck Stitch Pattern, and more. You will also discover how to knit patterns using punch cards and electronic knitting machines, as well as how to knit patterns the with double bed. You will learn about manual patterning, like cable knitting, and receive further practical tips for pattern knitting.

Below you see an overview of the existing content in the patterning section of the eLearning platform.

Pattern Basics

  • Prior Knowledge of Automatic Pattern Knitting
    • Skip Stitch Formation on the Knitting Machine
    • Stitch Formation on the Knitting Machine
    • Formation of Tuck Stitch on the Knitting Machine

manual patterning

  • Cable Knitting with the Knitting Machine

More Contents in progress

Contents are added on an ongoing basis. Suggestions from our members are also taken into account.

Pattern Basics

  • Which patterns can be knit automatically with the knitting machine
  • Carriage keys Tuck, MX, L and Part explained
  • Overview of knitting machines with punch card and electronic patterning
  • Preparing for pattern knitting Table: Knitting machines | Pre selection of the 1st pattern row | pre selection for further rows

Pattern techniques

  • Tuck Stitch Pattern
  • Skip Stitch Pattern
  • Fair Isle Pattern
  • Thread Lace Pattern
  • Weaving Pattern
  • Lace Pattern
  • Brother mixed techniques
    • Skip Stitch Pattern + Tuck Stitch Pattern
    • Lace pattern + Fair Isle Pattern

Punch card and electronic Patterning

  • Differences and similarities in functionality
  • Automatic end needle selection
  • Preparing for pattern knitting Table: Knitting machines | Pre selection of the 1st pattern row | pre selection for further rows
  • Electronic machines – programming & positioning of patterns
  • Single Motifs
  • Protokoll Einzelmotiv programmieren.xlsx
  • Repeated patterns

Patterning with the double bed

  • Double bed Jacquard
  • Double bed Skip Stitch Pattern
  • Drop stitch patterns
  • Patterns without stitch chart

manual patterning

  • Using stitch charts for manual pattern knitting (Brother)
  • Pattern knitting using short and extended rows

practical tips for pattern knitting

  • Interplay of pattern, yardage and material
  • Gauge swatches for patterns
  • Shaping with pattern knitting
  • How to punch a punch card?
  • Moving the point cams on the Silver Reed SK 840
  • Neat Edge Knitting for faire-Isle Patterns
  • Knitting the edge for pattern no. 30 / punch card no. 1
  • Color stripes with Fair Isle technique (Brother)
  • Color Blocks with Fair Isle technique (Brother)

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