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Fairisle to double bed jacquard
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Sep 15, 2019 20:25:47   #
stitchnine
 
I was wondering if any fairisle pattern can be done as double bed jacquard? I am using a Brother 940. I was attempting pattern #35 from the stitchworld book ( a polka dot type of fairisle pattern) and the floats were long so I wondered if I could do it as DBJ and avoid floats. Any help would be appreciated.
 
Sep 16, 2019 03:04:47   #
KateWood (a regular here)
 
Yes it can
Sep 16, 2019 06:07:00   #
Machineknitter48
 
I have a 950i which I think is similar to the 940. There is a button you push up to convert fairisle to double jacquard. I would think that the 940 has some sort of similar mechanism. Your manual will help you there, if you have it. If not, find it online at ScantheCat: http://scanthecat.com/html/brother_mk_manuals.html

Good luck
Sep 16, 2019 06:40:54   #
hobbyknitter
 
Yes you can and where it is DJ, those floats are hidden. You should have a button that creates DJ in your machine. I do have videos on that, the only difference is no punch card for you.
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLnm15NuKOub3mT4rVxCN7SmYG2t7GRphW
Sep 16, 2019 07:38:32   #
txgigi (a regular here)
 
Good info
Sep 16, 2019 08:38:37   #
LindaKS
 
I have done DJ on my electronic 910 , but made my own patterns on the mylar. I used multiple colors and found a double bed color changer was a necessity ! You can do birdseye or striper backing. It is slow going - I wouldn't do it for production pieces! I only did it for "art to wear" ! I used 2/24 acrylic or 10/2 pearl cotton.
 
Sep 16, 2019 20:18:25   #
janda
 
I have done a similar pattern to that one and after the fairisle row have hooked the float onto the needle in the middle where necessary. The only time I had to backtrack because the colour came out on the 'right' side was when I was in a hurry and hadn't noticed that the float had gone behind the main colour.
Sep 27, 2019 16:42:44   #
30Knitter
 
To make dbj on your machine the variation key you press is rcc/krc depending on your machine.
 
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