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Jul 26, 2017 15:17:12   #
elsewear
 
Hello!

I have DesignaKnit 8 and am using a SK840 to knit on. I have successfully knit many fair isle and tuck stitches in the past. Just recently, it seems that the computer program isn't transferring the stitch information correctly and every pattern is coming out skewed (like diamonds or stretched squares when they should be perfect squares). I also sent my carriage to the manufacturer and paid over $400 to have the computer redone a few months ago. :(. Has this happened to anyone or do you know what I can do to try to fix it?!?! I have a small handmade knitwear company and need to fill orders!! AHHHH!! Thanks so much everyone!

Below is a picture of what the stitches should look like (right) and what they are knitting like now (lower)


 
Jul 27, 2017 06:43:05   #
Zach
 
check your buttons.
you may have one on that is not suppose to be on.
Jul 27, 2017 07:46:42   #
fibreoptiks
 
The other possible source of the problem is your SilverLink or SilverKnit cable, or the curly cord. Does it do this with all stitch patterns? I would be most suspicious of the curly cord. Disconnect it and check for any fluff or fibre. Make sure that it isn't kinked. Replace it if you have another.
Jul 27, 2017 08:39:43   #
rhpoway
 
I had the same problem and sent the carriage for repair. I got a call informing me that the carriage tested with no errors. I explained to the repairman that I had two carriages and that DAK worked just fine with the second carriage as well as with the EC1 and neither the EC1 or DAK worked with the carriage that he had tested. Summary: they test with a simple pattern where going left to right or right to left doesn't effect the patterning and when trying a more asymmetric pattern the problem surfaced and I had to have all the electronics in my carriage replaced and now it works! Very costly but effective.
Jul 27, 2017 09:38:51   #
Ken6432
 
My wife had the exact issue. The fix had something to do with the magnets that slide along the back of the machine bed. I think she did not have them set correctly. I will see if she remembers the exact details.
Jul 27, 2017 16:49:52   #
Hollandia
 
Perhaps knitting too fast. the electronic pattern needs time to set the next row, so give it time.
Or you might have downloaded the pattern in the wrong pattern setting or knitting machine. I always check every time I knit a pattern from DAK.
Hope you get it solved.
 
Jul 27, 2017 16:56:39   #
Ken6432
 
My wife cannot remember the specifics either, but I believe the problem was that she did not have the magnets along the back of the machine bed set to the correct distance apart. They need to be set at the width of the last stitch on each end.
Jul 27, 2017 21:05:01   #
Macon
 
A few issues that I have encontoured with mispatterning on the Silver Reed electronic machines.

I've had mispatterning when one of the cursor magnets on the back rail needed cleaning. I guess the oils/body fluids on my hand/fingers must have touched the magnet surface when moving the cursor.

Another mispatterning occured when a plastic bit broke off the slider and caused a separation between the slider assy and the attached magnet.
Jul 28, 2017 14:58:42   #
der_fisherman (a regular here)
 
fibreoptiks wrote:
The other possible source of the problem is your SilverLink or SilverKnit cable, or the curly cord. Does it do this with all stitch patterns? I would be most suspicious of the curly cord. Disconnect it and check for any fluff or fibre. Make sure that it isn't kinked. Replace it if you have another.


That sounds to me like a really good tip. Even if its not the problem here.

As I have written before on KP, such cords are a weak point of any design that uses them.

There was a problem on another members DAK machine due to this cable, not so long ago. It took quite a long time for her to get it replaced.

If I was designing something nowadays, I would use a short distace radio link, like Bluetooth for example, in place of such a cable. But thats just me. It would also stop having it flop around too....

The invalid buses I drive have a lift to load people in wheelchairs, the curley cords for the remote control, a really thick and strongly built one, are being replaced around once a year on over 1000 buses......

Regards

Andy
Aug 12, 2017 14:19:08   #
elsewear
 
Thanks everyone for your input! After calling several repair places and dealers I found out that it was in fact the magnet sensors on the bed portion of the machine. I had tried to switch these out and apparently I had multiple duds! Thank goodness that was the problem! Thanks again for your help!
 
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