Here’s a useful reader’s tip that I found in Modern Knitting from March 1975:
Mrs K of Preston has her own method of adding to her store of Knit Radar patterns. She finds any knitting pattern that she likes (hand or machine) sets the Radar to the number of rows and stitches given in the pattern, feeds a blank sheet of paper into the Radar, turns the roller and marks the shape (in pencil) as she goes by following the number of stitches given.
When finished, she has a dot-to-dot pattern which gives a clear outline (you can easily join up the dots) and can be used for different yarns, stitches and tensions. She has found that this works for a wide variety of garments.
I tried it and it seems to work although I haven’t actually knitted anything using the pattern I created. The only thing I did differently was to advance the sheet using the carriage, as if I was actually knitting but with no yarn threaded. I think this way is more accurate as the pattern will advance only as much as it needs to whereas if you were moving it by hand you could take it a bit too far.
I think it’s a brilliant idea and is something I certainly wouldn’t have thought of myself, what do you think?
Talk to you later,
- Using KR7 Pattern Sheets In The KR6 Knit Radar (myknittingmachinesandme.wordpress.com)