In pattern view, you can design a pattern with the drawing tools, import images, and create birdseye jacquards from your designs. In this section, you will find articles explaining how to do all this.
You can design a pattern with up to 6 colors. A few things to keep in mind:
- We recommend that you use the first feeder for the draw thread. By keeping the draw thread in the same place always, you make sure you never accidentally knit in your piece with it. Reserving feeder 1 for the draw thread does limit the total amount of colors you can use to 5, unless you swap the yarn after the draw thread was knitted. However, this is an advanced technique, we don't recommend beginning knitters to do this.
- When working on a single bed with multiple colors, any color should not be unused for more than 5 or 6 stitches in a row. Any floats should not be longer than 5 or 6 stitches.
Yarns knitting the opposite bed are displayed darkened to provide a better sense of the volume in the fabric. In the animation below, darkened columns in Pattern view help you visualize a 2x2 rib.