Hi everyone, I have a studio sk360 with a card reader. I am very new to using this type of machine and I am wondering if I am using the pattern card while knitting a sweater. How do I increase or decrease. Do I just do it the way you do when knitting in stockinet?
Yes, the card itself won't affect the increase or decrease. But..... If you are making a neckline, one side at a time, you will usually want it to match on the other side. Watch where you are in the punch card, when you start the first side, and make the card start on the same line when you start the other side. Also if you are using a tuck stitch, you may find the edges are not always smooth or easy to sew together. I usually either set the edges to knit stocking stitch, or on another machine, hand manipulate so they only knit stockinette.
Thank you so much for the tutorial. I have book marked the information. So helpful
Yes you do. If you are doing slip or tuck then pull the sts to be decreased forward on the row before so they knit plain. It's awkward to decrease over needles holding more than 1 loop.