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DesignaKnit 8 - Project 2 cont.

DesignaKnit 8 – Heraldic Sweater – part 2.

Motif Punchcard

After downloading the front into my Brother 940, I had to go to interactive knitting via DK8 – this told me the amount of stitches to cast on, knit the preselect row and press the go key and we were off – I had to use the KC key on the carriage but this preselected the needles for the cables but one thing I had to do (forgot the first time around) was to take the outside stitches of the cable out of work. Another tip with this jumper was to mark the 6 cable stitches with highlighter pen so you can follow this for the next bits to ensure the cable selection is not out of sync – important with this design as the cables match up at the top.

Single Motif

What a hassle this was initially, something I have never done, DK informs you once you have selected the pattern to take the 2nd colour into action, and you must press the fairisle buttons in the middle of the carriage – another point is the carriage selection must not be set to end needle selection or it will catch the 2nd yarn and take it across the whole bed – you can gather I did all the above wrong…trial and error.