Imports .txt files exported from DAK9. It reads multiple yarn and stitch symbols, which means that it can import files with integrated stitch patterns and/or multiple colors.
Click on the black rectangle to pick your file to be opened.
The chosen shape will appear in the image box and on the workspace, and a new set of options will show below.
- The “Feeder mapping” dropdown lets you choose the yarn carrier for your knit (1-6). If the file has more than one color you can assign a yarn carrier to each color.
- The “Stitch mapping” shows the different symbols that the .txt file contains and translates them into stitch symbols. Clicking on the different dropdowns allows you to change the default stitch symbols assigned.
- Tick the “Rib Transfers” box to automatically create the necessary transfers before and after the rib if there is one.
- Tick the “Reversible” box to turn multicolored-color fair isle designs into reversible jacquard fabric with no floats on the back. Each yarn will knit all stitches either on the front or on the back. This option reveals two further ones:
- Tick “Solid edges” to have all the stitches at the edges knitted in the back.
- Roll every pass” increases the roller pulldown from every other pass to every pass.
- Single Stitch edge: in multicolored reversible designs swaps the last 2 wales at both edges from the knit, which may produce a more stable edge with certain designs.
In the boxes below you can enter your preferences for speed, roller and stitch size for each particular set of rows. Click on them to see an example of how these values need to be introduced in the cell.