In this article, you'll learn about what kind of speeds are appropriate for which setting, and how to change the speed in the software. The speed at which you knit can vary from very low, for experimentation and troubleshooting, to very high, for production purposes.
Which speed to use?
When you're trying a new technique or a new yarn, you want to knit at a lower speed in case there are any issues. At a lower speed issues are easier to spot and you give yourself a chance to stop the machine before needles are breaking for example. Once you have done a successful test run at a low speed, you can slowly increase the speed to shorten production times. We recommend bringing up the speed with increments of 50 or less, max 100 when you're comfortable with the yarn, design, stitch size and machine. See below for a table with some guidelines for the recommended speeds at which you can knit. Please be aware that you may not be able to reach the potential maximum speed, depending on yarn and knitting complexity. When knitting with a new speed, keep a close eye on the knitting happening to make sure there are no stitches dropping, or yarn or needles breaking.
|Situation||Testing speed||Potential maximum speed|
|New stitch size||60-100||800|
|Rows with transferring stitches||60||100|
How to set the speed?
In the option columns, select the 'spd' (speed) cell of the row for which you'd like to adjust the speed. Change the speed by typing the value you need, for example '200'. The speed for this row is now set.
To easily set the same speed for an extended number of rows quickly, set the speed in the top row that you'd like to adjust. Click and drag the red square in the bottom right corner of the cell down to set the same speed for all rows selected while dragging. See recording below.