Monday, July 4, 2011
Machine Knitted Lace Shawls
Machine knitted lace shawls on my 965i knitting machine using a design from the Stitch World Book. I tried different fibers to see how they would turn out. I will have the pattern in my next newsletter. Yarns I used was 1 strand of 6/2 cotton tension 7 with a crochet edging. I knit 2 shawls out of the 6/2 Cotton; one in purple and one in bleach white. I was very happy with the results. I knitted one shawl out of 2 strands 16/2 cotton in a beautiful coral tension 7. I then tried 2 of Stephanie's novelty yarns. 1 strand of a cream or bone color dress yarn Brentwood and then I knitted 1 strand of a seeds and nubs yarn in a royal blue heather dress yarn. Both these novelty yarns were acrylic and rayon combination. All the shawls I lace knitted the same stitch cast on and rows knitted, however the novelty yarns could have used a few more rows for a longer shawl.
1 STRAND 6/2 COTTON; 1 STRAND 8/2 COTTON; 1 STRAND ACETATE; 2 STRANDS 16/2 COTTON ; 2 STRANDS NOVELTY DRESS YARN ACRYLIC RAYON BLEND ; 2 STRANDS NUBS ACRYLIC RAYON BLEND; 2 STRANDS KRINKLESPUN
Cast-on 55-0-55 stitches. Knit 20 rows in stockinet. Tension 8 HEM. Row Counter 0. Hang cast on comb with weights.
Tension 7 Knit 4 rows stockinet.
Brother machine set stitch pattern at #143 (Lace and knit carriage past turn mark). Move Lace carriage across needles till it has transfer all the stitches. (no needles pulled out for patterning) Knit 1 row back to the left. Main yarn in knit carriage tension 7. Knit 2 rows. Pass lace carriage back and forth till stitches are transferred. With Knit carriage knit 2 rows. Repeat till 600 rows. (For the Krinklespun, Brentwood Boucle’, and fine yarn knit till 650 rows or it will not be as long . I knitted 600 rows and it turned out shorter).
Knit 4 rows in stockinet, knit marking row. Knit 20 rows. Hem
Crochet hook E Crochet 2 rows of double crochet around sides. Crochet a shell stitch around 1 time.
If you do not crochet you can knit some trim for the edges to keep them from rolling. Steam Press.