This command generates the waste+ cast on sequence for your knit.
Set the selection where you want it to start and it will automatically appear on your canvas.
- Draw yarn: click on the dropdown and select which yarn carrier you want to use for your draw thread
- Waste yarn: click on the dropdown and select which yarn carrier you want to use for your waste yarn
- Body Yarns: enter the numbers of the yarn feeders in use in your main knit so they are introduced in the waste section, only separated with a space. The first one will knit the cast- on rows.
- Interlock rows: refers to the number of interlock rows that are knitted in the waste yarn section. It’s set to 80 rows by default and this number can be increased or reduced, but be aware that making it shorter can cause problems due to the fabric not reaching the rollers before the main knit starts and not having enough pull down tension.
- Reverse draw: adds an extra row of draw thread a few rows before the cast on. The use of this is to have this yarn carrier parked on the right or on the left of the knit.
- Reverse waste: adds an extra row of waste yarn a few rows before the cast on. The use of this is to have this yarn carrier parked on the right or on the left of the knit.
- Is jacquard: deletes the transfer rows generated by default after the cast on rows. These transfers are there to bring all the stitches to the front and prepare for a single bed knit, but they're unnecessary if you are going to continue to knit on both needle beds.
- Body first: introduces the yarns from the main knit at the beginning of the waste yarn section instead of at the end. This is useful in case you would like to unravel your waste yarn to reuse it, making it much easier.
- No cast on rows: deletes the 3 cast on rows (full-needle zigzag + 2 tubular rows), which means the start of the knit has live stitches after the draw thread.
Options: these options allow you to independently enter the values for stitch size, roller, and speed for all of the following parts of the start sequence. Clicking on any of the cells will show an example of how the values need to be entered.
- Start: refers to row no. 1
- Interlock: refers to the number of interlock rows specified in the box mentioned above.
- Insertions: refers to the rows where the body yarns specified above are introduced.
- Tubular front: refers to the front rows of tubular knit after the interlock structure.
- Tubular rear: refers to the rear rows of tubular knit after the interlock structure.
- Draw insert: refers to the first insertion of the draw thread.
- Cast on tubular: refers to the 2 tubular rows after the full-needle zig-zag row (cast on).
- Cast on zig-zag: refers to the full-needle zig-zag row (cast on).
- Transfer options: refers to the transfer rows after the cast on.
Draw final: refers to the last pass of draw thread just before the cast on, the one that will be pulled out to separate the waste from the main piece.