To mesh or not to mesh 10: more large eyelet variations
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by Alessandrina
3w ago
Some of the relevant previous posts and a few of the associated test swatches for quick comparisons: Large scale mesh, a punchcard repeat adapted for electronic 4/21 Tuck setting used in both directions, one of 3 variations   Revisiting large eyelet lace, hand transferred (or not) 7/20 Large diagonal eyelet lace  6/12, electronic sample follows at the bottom of this post: Large eyelet lace, hand transferred (or not) 9/13 Large scale mesh, breaking the rules, the start of the explorations  4/11Single bed slits aka horizontal “button holes” 11/16 “Buttonholes” and “make many ..read more
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Revisiting lace leaf design repeats 1
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by Alessandrina
3w ago
Just about a decade ago, I began one of my many temporary technique obsessions by finally attempting transfer lace knitting, and it continued for a few years during which I produced scarves and shawls for gifts and sale in galleries and craft shows. Leaf shapes held a particular attraction for me. That long ago I was not sharing the pattern repeats used in my production items, and my note-keeping was not what could be defined as consistent or compulsive, so in looking at yet another pin sharing a lace leaf pattern in the present time,  I went looking for some of my early repeats and let u ..read more
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Revisiting lace leaf design repeats
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by Alessandrina
1M ago
Just about a decade ago, I began one of my many temporary technique obsessions by finally attempting transfer lace knitting, and it continued for a few years during which I produced scarves and shawls for gifts and sale in galleries and craft shows. Leaf shapes held a particular attraction for me. That long ago I was not sharing the pattern repeats used in my production items, and my note-keeping was not what could be defined as consistent or compulsive, so in looking at yet another pin sharing a lace leaf pattern in the present time,  I went looking for some of my early repeats and let u ..read more
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Seasonal knits inspired by published repeats 2_hearts
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by Alessandrina
1M ago
WORK IN PROGRESS  Charts are included for repeats suitable for punchcards, where the designs must repeat in height to a minimum of 36 rows. Some reminders: the BW pngs here are intended for import into a paint program or image processor where they can be magnified to suit, with a grid view for counting cells to consider the width of floats if used in single bed fair isle, adjust the design in DIY variations, or import into download programs as provided. The tiled repeats help to visualize how the final appearance on the knit side. While the pngs are shared in BW indexed mode, when dragged ..read more
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Swatches based on adapting random online published repeats
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by Alessandrina
3M ago
WORK IN PROGRESS  I still surf Pinterest daily and often encounter published punchcard repeats that catch my eye. Many need some interpretation and editing for use in specific machine models. The first inspiration: is knit using 4 colors, alternating 2 rows of a base color, then rotating color changes for 4 rows for each of 3 contrasting ones. Counting up from the bottom of the illustration after the marks for the typical two all-punched rows, it would appear this is a Studio punchcard, but starting row 1 as read outside the card reader can simply be changed for any other brand knitting m ..read more
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Building more textures in needles out of work spaces
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by Alessandrina
1y ago
WORK IN PROGRESS A collection of previous posts exploring some variations on the topic: Ladders with lace, (leaf) “making things work” 1 3/15 Ladders with lace, (leaf) “making things work” 2 3/15 Ladder lace 8/13 Instructions reviewed in 2022, the accompanying swatch: Ladders and Lace 8/13. MK ladders, and a bit of crochet 12/16 Tuck “lace” trims (and fabrics 1) 6/17 Tuck “lace” trims (and fabrics 2) 6/17 Tuck “lace” trims or fabrics 312/17 Automating tuck stitches combined with “lace” 2 6/17 Combining tuck stitches with “lace” 1 3/15 Many fabrics other than the traditional ones fami ..read more
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To mesh or not to mesh 8: more on mock filet design
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by Alessandrina
2y ago
WORK IN PROGRESS  Previous posts with some related information: A lace mesh series: using GIMP  8/17 To mesh or not to mesh 1  5/11 To mesh or not to mesh 2  5/11 To mesh or not to mesh 3  5/11 To mesh or not to mesh 4 5/11 To mesh or not to mesh 5 7/17 Lace knitting tips, to mesh or not to mesh 7  7/20 Unconventional uses for punchcards 2: thread lace cards for “filet” mesh  8/17 It is hard for me to imagine a decade or more has passed since I began to blog. My approach to post content has evolved since then as has my shifting familiarity and use of software ..read more
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DAK lace module 1, template use, other software
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by Alessandrina
2y ago
Working with lace designs: lace poses interesting challenges in machine knitting. The name is associated with a variety of fabrics, but transfer lace is the specific topic for the moment. Reminders with respect to transfer lace knitting: in Studio simple lace the transfers and knitting occur for each row of the design  with each pass of the carriage transfer lace patterns in Studio km begin with 2 blank rows, end with markings for transfers Brother transfer lace begins with needle selection markings for transfers, ends with two blank rows. The knit carriage does not advance patterning row ..read more
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DAK experiments: lace module
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by Alessandrina
2y ago
WORK IN PROGRESS  Working with lace designs: lace poses interesting challenges in machine knitting. The name is associated with a variety of fabrics, but transfer lace is the specific topic for the moment. It appears much of the information that can be found online is specific to Studio machines, for which Softbyte provides their one true knit from screen cable. Reminders with respect to lace knitting: in Studio simple lace the transfers and knitting occur for each row of the design  with each pass of the carriage transfer lace patterns in Studio km begin with 2 blank rows, end with ..read more
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Revisiting lace repeats and charting
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by Alessandrina
2y ago
WORK IN PROGRESS There are many considerations when attempting to represent carriage movements for both carriages when the knit carriage is not also selecting in pattern, but simply knitting and not advancing the repeat. The first illustrations use the machine knit repeat developed from a hand knit pattern inspiration many a year ago 2013/12/05/lace-mesh-motif-charting_-mac-numbers. Since then software versions, computers, operating systems, and my use of them have evolved and changed. I have edited the post with additional information, inked in a different color. Experimenting with DAK h ..read more
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