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.
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
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.
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.
To make dbj on your machine the variation key you press is rcc/krc depending on your machine.