The stitch selector is located in the toolbar on the left and with it, you can create different stitches to design your knitting. Click on the stitch selector to open a menu where you can combine stitches as you like.
In this view, the colors you see on the canvas don’t represent the yarn colors, each color represents a different type of action. These are the basic actions and their symbol:
Transfer to front
Transfer to rear
Except for transfers, that use both needle beds by default, the symbols above only contain action for a single needle bed. When an action in both needle beds is required the symbols above can be combined to create the double bed symbols that follow.
These are the 5 possible combinations:
Knit rear and front
Tuck rear and front
Tuck rear and knit front
Knit rear and tuck front
Drop rear and front
There are certain combinations that are not permitted because they are not physically possible or could damage the machine. When selecting a symbol in the symbol combiner, automatically all the non-permitted combinations gray out. Any grayed out symbol can still be selected, this feature is just a guide to using the stitches accurately.
- For example, it is only possible to transfer in one direction per pass, front to rear or rear to front. If you select Transfer to Rear, Transfer to Front will get grayed out. Also, all the other symbols will be grayed out because a transfer operation can’t be combined with any other one in the same pass.
As symbols get selected in the symbol combiner, the canvas also grays out full rows according to their compatibility with the selected symbols.
- For example, when needles are lined up (default position of the needle beds, 0.0) it is not possible to knit in the front and in the rear bed with facing needles in the same path, they would collide. So all the rows where the racking position is 0.0 will be grayed out if Knit Front & Knit Rear are selected in the Stitch Selector.
The actions you want to combine may be possible once you rack the beds. Read more about racking here.