Breaking yarn can have different causes, let’s look at some frequent ones.
- When the cone is in the wrong position, it becomes difficult for the yarn to come off freely
- Make sure your cone is always straight under the first guide
- When the yarn is not running through the guides properly, the yarn can get stuck or is released unevenly.
- Check all yarn control units and guides, the yarn may be wrapped around a guide.
- Yarn that’s in the wrong feeder, crossing other feeders or is guided through the wrong feeder guide, will experience more friction or get caught.
- Always make sure the yarn follows its own, clear pathway without crossing yarns or feeders.
- And finally, we have to admit that some yarns are simply not made for automated machine knitting, so always check with your supplier when you're not using one of our certified yarns!