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Topic: Casting on and Forming Stitches on Knitting Machine?  (Read 269 times)
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« on: September 17, 2006 11:18:56 PM »

I am an experienced handknitter...I bought a 1967 Studio SK 303 knitting machine for $25 off Craig's List. I very nice person emailed me scanned pages of the manual, but she didn't have the sections about casting on and forming stitches, nor pick patterns and slip stitches. Is there a pretty standard way of performing these functions? Advice/tips are all welcome! Thanks in advanced!
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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2006 10:07:32 AM »

Yes, there are some standard methods, each producing a different edge. The easiest way doesn't have a closed edge, which sounds weird but has its uses. I don't have a Studio machine, but it should be very similar to how a Brother machine work. Bring the needles you want to cast on out to working position. Hang the cast-on comb on the gate pegs. Feed the yarn through the carriage, and hold the end of it in one hand while slowly moving the carriage from right to left. Release the cast on comb so that it's hanging from the new stitches. Move carriage left to right, and then continue R > L and L > R.

That will leave you with live stitches, though. If you want a closed edge, try the crochet cast on: http://www.carolinasmkg.com/knitters_notes2.htm

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