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Jacky
« on: October 14, 2009 04:00:05 AM »

Hi there Craftsters... I need a bit of advice. I'm thinking of investing in a knitting machine, mainly to make illusion knit scarves. I understand there are programmable knitting machines out there, but are they just for intarsia? Or can they cope with knits and purls needed for illusion knitting?

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« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2009 01:50:46 PM »

I'm thinking of investing in a knitting machine, mainly to make illusion knit scarves. I understand there are programmable knitting machines out there, but are they just for intarsia? Or can they cope with knits and purls needed for illusion knitting?

Knitting machines come in a wide variety of types, with vastly different capabilities. You can do illusion knitting on a knitting machine with what's called a garter carriage (something only Brother ever produced, so only Brother machines can do this).

It is possible to do illusion knitting on a single-bed knitting machine without a garter carriage (instructions here), but it basically involves knitting a bunch of stitches, undoing them, and manually reforming them. Very time-consuming! It would honestly be faster to knit by hand.
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