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Half Milano stitch
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Jun 17, 2017 09:29:45   #
I would like to try using the half milano stitch on my Singer 360. This is used with the ribber and creates a non-roll edge. Directions from Calista state to cast on in full needle rib. After the circular set up, transfer all stitches from the ribber to the main bed for the jersey sections, EXCEPT 5-6 stitches at either edge for the half milano edging. "Set the main carriage to knit plain jersey and the ribber carriage to ??? skip???? when it's moving from left to right by lifting the right cam lever." Does this mean to set the ribber to tuck or to slip?? I'm trying to translate Brother to Singer/SilverReed. tia, barb3040
Jun 17, 2017 10:00:10   #
Would love to hear an answer to this too.
Jun 17, 2017 10:05:22   #
Hi Barb,
This needs to be posted in the "machine Knitting" section, to be seen by the machine knitters.
Jun 17, 2017 10:06:07   #
Do you have a picture? I would just like to see what you are trying. I am just learning how to use the ribber.
Jun 17, 2017 10:45:48   #
Skip is the same as Slip, Part and Empty. Tuck seems to be the same on most makes of Japanese machines.
Jun 17, 2017 10:48:44   #
I make blankets by making a non-roll edge with long stitch. I set the ribber by pushing up the right PR button to make the long stitch and make a 1 X 1 ribbing the whole bed width to begin. Then transfer all the stitches to the main bed except leaving the 2 edges in a 1 X 1 rib pattern and knit the body of the blanket. Then when enough length is knit, I put the middle stitches back onto the ribber in a 1 X 1 rib pattern and knit the ribbing to finish, then cast off. With a block steaming the sides lay flat. Super fast blanket! Ann
Jun 17, 2017 11:41:10   #
" Does this mean to set the ribber to tuck or to slip??

You set the ribber to slip.
Jun 17, 2017 12:36:46   #
There is a u-tube by Stitchlogue Calista on how to do the Half Milano Edging. The info is over my head but she has pictures etc. for you who are more advanced.
Jun 18, 2017 09:57:06   #
Here's a link to the blog post for those who are curious:

I had a go about a month ago which didn't end well, but intend to try again as it seems vey useful.
Jun 18, 2017 10:58:24   #
Thanks Amanda for supplying the link.
Jun 18, 2017 16:33:02   #
Thanks to all for quick and thoughtful replies. For those of you who "speak" Singer/SilverReed, here's what you do. On the ribber carriage, move either (not both) of the Set Levers to 0, keep the other one at 1. The result is that in one direction, all needles (main bed and the edge stitches on the ribber) will knit. In the other direction the needles on the main bed will knit, but the edge stitches on the ribber bed will slip (not knit).
I'm trying this with a scarf. Then to lap robes, etc for charity.
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