I have now drafted another design into Designaknit for Palazzo Pants so that I hopefully utilize the very light linen and cotton fabric I did a test square for. For the Palazzo pants I used a pattern from one of the Brother orientated magazines – to be precise it was Machine Knitting Fashion – Issue 13 = Design 8. I entered in the tensions for the Brother as per my tension swatch and began.
Brother 940 with Motor
The download to my Brother 940 was easy ie after connecting my no 2 cable – a serial cable that I used with the USB adapter ie the blue one, bought years ago – fairly straightforward. You have to go to the actual knitting Pattern window to do the download, this is different from DK7 but not insurmountable. I eventually downloaded (after uploading any patterns from 901 forward back into DK – under a new Brother folder.) This cable with this machine is a interactive one ie it knits and if you have DK8 speech option on – it tells you when to increase etc etc.
Motors and Designaknit
However, I have a motor on my Brother and initially it works with the motors but the speed of the motor seems to cancel out the interactive screen – it’s ok for a minute or 2 then it just disconnects – not to worry though – you can still follow it by manually updating, and this I did by jumping forward to the