Help I have tried 3 times to put beads on my knitting, I used beads years ago but on the brother 950i they jump on to the main bed or break the yarn and I don't know what to do as i have pulled the needle out so it rest under the bed but I have tried all different ways and the last time I tried the wool broke in 2 places.I have actual knitting beads as well, I was wondering if I should have the rubber wheels out on the carriage but at the moment I am feeling very disheartened as i have been on the machine nearly all day trying. So I am hoping that someone has any other ideas fingers crossed thank you
Thank you very much I will give that ago.
Help I have tried 3 times to put beads on my knitt... (
Recommended size beads to use on a standard gauge are 6mm. What size are the knitting beads? Also you have to make sure that the stitch size is large enough to accommodate a bead and that the yarn will fit through the bead smoothly. I use a thin yarn and smaller than 6mm beads and dental floss to thread the beads.
I could be wrong but it sounds as if your stitch tension (on the carriage and maybe the tension mast also) is too tight. If the stitch isn't big enough to take the bead this will make it go up onto the bed/break the yarn.
ETA........Just noticed that Karen has the same opinion as I do. She managed to post a little quicker than I did.
Back when I did a lot of bead knitting (craft fairs back in the 80’s) on purses etc., I loosened the carriage dial 1 or 2 clicks depending on the stretch ability of the yarn. This was on th Brother 890 standard.