Re: MKNIT: Perfect Selvedge Edge for Rib
Oct 23, 1995 10:44 AM
by Bee Brown
At 01:27 PM 10/22/95 EST, Amy Stinson wrote:
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>This is how I get the perfect edge to my knits (when I actually do knit) on
>the Brother machine.
>Unless the yarn is very thick (for your gauge machine) set the tension dials
>to the lowest tension for both beds. (all the way past 0)
>Set the "slide" lever to II on the ribber.
>Knit a zig zag row.
>Hang the comb (NO WEIGHTS...this is the secret).
>Set machine for circular knitting
>Knit circular for 3 passes at the low tension OR up it by 1 click each pass.
>Move slide lever back to I.
>Adjust tension for actual rib.
>Set machine for normal rib knitting.
>Knit the rib.
>Knit the garment piece.
>Now when you take the comb out and stretch the knit you will have a flare to
>the rib. Take your double eye needle and insert it at the bottom of the rib
>(where the zig zag row is) and give it a pull holding onto the top of the
>rib. Repeat all the way across.
>I believe flaring is made worse by not properly setting the stitches in the
>ribbed areas and they are still pulled too far horizontally. Using the
>double eye needle to pull the stitches will bring them in further than if
>you used a small knitting needle.
Using a fine knitting needle does the job quicker. I have become very fond
of the pull through rib cast on especially for 4 ply as it makes a neat edge
and does not flare.
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