Today I am trying out a complicated tuck stitch pattern that was illustrated in Machine Knitting News in May 1998 – the heyday of Knitting Machine News. This was a beautiful two-piece knitted with a silk ribbon Yarn and a single strand of silk in the same colour – it was an ivory or natural colour. Years ago I copied the pattern onto a Knitmaster Mylar Sheet and left it there, The problem with this pattern to my mind was the yarn – probably way too expensive for me at that time, and the fact that you had to change the yarn from thick to thin every 2 rows and my patience did not extend to even trying it, however, time flies and I have plenty at the moment and this caught my eye whilst looking for inspiration.
Tuck Stitch Problems on standard gauges
Now all my yarns are industrial – none of that beautiful alpaca or in fact any of that ilk graces this old knitting shed – what I do have is a ton of various industrials that I have either collected or alternatively been given with the machines I have bought – plenty of viscose, linen, Shetland (unfortunately large cones of this are scarce here) and many yarns that I bought in a job ex factory lot – lots of unknown variations. So after a bit I thought of some slippery viscose yarn – very fine stuff but when tripled it did the sample photographed – a single end provided the fine yarn to go with the thick.
Mylar Sheets or download to PE1 via DK8
First thing I did was copy the stitch pattern into DesignaKnit and after the usual hassle, re downloading int