Today I had a go at knitting some tuck lace patterns on the Silver Reed SK280:
I used punchcards 2, 3 and 4 from the basic set, leaving certain needles out of work and setting the carriage to tuck to create the tuck lace effect.
The samples were knitted in 4ply at tension 6.
..ll..llo..ll.. (needles out of work)
ll..ll..oll..ll (needles in work)
..ll.o.ll..ll (needles out of work)
ll..lol..ll.. (needles in work)
ll.ll…lol.ll…ll.ll… (needles out of work)
..l..lll.o.l..lll..l..lll (needles in work)
lll..ll..l.o.l..ll.. (needles out of work)
…ll..ll.lol.ll..ll (needles in work)
All the instructions on how to arrange the needles were found in my old Modern Knitting magazines from the 70s.
I was trying to find a stitch pattern I could do just using the basic cards without having to punch my own and these were about the best I could find. I’m planning to knit a jumper using one of the patterns and having looked at the samples I think I’ll be choosing the top one. I think the middle two would be more suited to a Summer top or cardigan and the bottom one is just a bit too busy for my liking.
I will let you know how I get on with it.
Talk to you later,