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Bicolor slip stitch question
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Apr 18, 2017 13:22:44   #
hello fellow knitters
I have made a test of two carriage slip stitch on my Brother 860 and came across that strange result (right part on my picture) which does not look at all like the original pattern when you manually change colors every second row. The result is interesting though and there is little float on the back which could be interesting for scaves or a jacket even. (the stripes are due to operator error, much concentrated on the yarns after a jammed carriage, did not notice that the tuck buttons were no longer pressed on my left carriage !!!). What I am interested in is the 'labyrinth' effect of the bicolor slip stitch.

so I read Alessandrina's articles in her blog again and it is not clear for me if the best solution for that technique is to punch the card differently. I do not have DAK or any other useful device. only the second carriage that I used because I have two similar machines.

I have used one carriage on the right and one carriage on the left because there is no space to have both on the same side even with the extension rails and it is not helpful if I have to change the carriage on the same side versus changing yarns only.

yet it seems to me that some day I read an article from one of you much more experienced, mentioning using two carriages.

your advice and experiences in this matter would be more than appreciated.

Apr 18, 2017 16:11:26   #
KateWood (a regular here)
You have knit moasic patterns with your slip stitch cards by changing the colors every 2 rows as you did. Other patterns can be used for this. Take a look at the brother punch card vol. 5 book on this link;
Apr 19, 2017 06:56:33   #
You say Slip stitch patterns and later you say that one of the TUCK buttons was not pushed in.

Was it 2 colour slip or tuck ?

Apr 19, 2017 13:39:58   #
sorry for confusing you, yes the slip stitch two buttons must be pressed and not tucked (altough for some patterns the result looks great too but I have not yet concentrated on bicolor tuck stitch)
thanks for your remark
Apr 19, 2017 13:44:46   #
thanks Katewood for the mosaic link. just wonderful. I love that technique.
is there a way to make those quicker with two carriages ? one color in each carriage ? or do we simply always have to change the yarn manually every second rows ?

Also are there any other uses of having two same carriages other than speeding up bicolor fairisle for instance?

I have a double bed color changer but not sure I can use it with only knitting on one bed even if I keep the double bed arm connector (hope this is the right word for this device). Maybe I should make tests...
Apr 20, 2017 11:03:47   #
You would need to use the single bed color changer, it makes it so much easier to do the color changing.
Apr 20, 2017 13:00:11   #
thanks a lot
not sure I can find one around but it is worth searching because I love that technique so much!
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