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Have you oiled the drum? It might just be sticky from not being used.
FWIW, I once had a broken wire in the DAK cable that caused mispatterning.
minnie knitter wrote:
If you post your location, there may be a knitter here with one to sell.
More reliable than EBay.
Intarsia can be knit by manually pulling the needles to C position, open the latches, lay in the yarns and knit across. Repeat this procedure for every row.
All the Intarsia carriage does is bring the needles back to C position automatically.
A lot of the plastic parts of machines turn yellowish with age, but as long as the machine works, I would not worry.
I agree. I think it is the quality of the plastics of the time.
I have sewing machine that has parts that have yellowed and other parts on it that are still white. This machine has been faithfully covered immediately after use and not exposed to daylight.
Like your yarn combination, the sprinkles.
That's very nice, what are the dimensions of your blanket?
24” x 26” before trim.
The yarn broke and messed up, so I just cast off at 250 rows.
Baby Blanket Superwash Wool
Glen Allen superwash wool yarn,
Studio SK840 standard gauge electronic knitting machine,
Slip stitch patterning #54, from the #50 series of preprinted mylars.
Size 24Ã¢ÂÂ x 26Ã¢ÂÂ
Tension dial 9
Cast on 85 -0 - 85
Knit 2 rows to program the card.
Knit in Slip stitch, 250 rows or more for a longer shaped one.
Chain stitch cast off loosely.
I wet block to shape.
Trim edges as desired.
It all depends on your chosen yarn thickness and the stitch. A Swatch will give you the info.
Your best source of information is your manual. Start at the front and learn your machine, what it can and cannot do. Learn how to use the Punchcard patterning device. Every page and sentence is important.
The side leavers control patterning, the circle and/or triangle position.
The front ( Russell) levers control the needles to knit or no knit.
Do take the time to make test pieces as you learn to operate the various functions of the machine. Knitting machines are complex tools and can produce very interesting fabrics and items.
Enjoy the learning curve.