Using KR7 Pattern Sheets In The KR6 Knit Radar
The Knitmaster 700 has a built in Knit Radar which takes KR7 pattern sheets. The new SK280 that I bought doesn’t have a built in Knit Radar so I have attached the KR6 which takes the narrower pattern sheets.
I noticed that when I made a set in sleeve jumper on the 700 using the Knit Radar, the fit of it was different from the ones I had made using the KR6. The ribbing was deeper and it had more ease in it. I think this might be because the KR7 came out a few years after the KR6 and the patterns were updated to reflect the fashion of the time.
I prefer the fit of the KR7 jumper but how could I use that pattern sheet in my KR6?
I compared both the pattern sheets:
Then the light bulb came on in my head – I could make my own.
I used masking tape to secure the KR7 sheet to the table then taped a sheet of tracing paper over it (I actually used greaseproof paper).
Then using a pencil I traced the left half of the pattern, including the centre line. I only traced my size as that’s the only one I’m likely to use – I don’t knit for anyone else.
Next I cut a sheet of paper the same size as a KR6 pattern. The paper I used was decorator’s lining paper. I drew a line from top to bottom about half an inch or so from the left edge and secured it to the table with masking tape.
I then flipped the tracing paper over and lined the centre line that I’d traced with the line I’d just drawn on my sheet of lining paper and again secured the tracing paper with masking tape.
Then I carefully drew over all the pencil lines, thus transferring the pattern onto the lining paper. After removing the tracing paper I drew over the lines again just to make them stand out more so the pattern would be easier to read.
Here’s the result:
This is the pattern I am using at the moment for the pink tuck stitch jumper.
I have transferred the rest of the KR7 patterns to KR6 sized sheets so they are all just ready to use as and when I need them.
It would be just as easy to convert KR6 patterns to KR7 sized sheets if you needed to.
I hope some of you find this useful.
Talk to you later,