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.

 Lace Shawl Pattern



YARN SUGGESTIONS:
 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
Tension: 7
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
Bind off.
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.



















2 comments:

  1. Lindas demais as pashiminas!!! é feito a maquina??? como se faz???
    beijocas, Tathy

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  2. I love these patterns, which punch cards did you use? I have a sk155 singer knitting machine and I'm trying to find some cards for it in 12 stitch repeat. Are any of these patterns 12st rep? If yes, can you tell me what brand of card they are...I'm desperate to do some work on my wonderful machine but I only have the 1-5 and 1-5R and they are not pretty like some of your stuff. HELP! :)

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