I'm going thru a process of trying to map my knowledge of machine knitting with hand manipulation to design on the Kniterate.
I am asking myself a lot of questions, so I thought I would also ask them here, in the hope of learning. (reference point, I've knit one sweater in my knitting experiece, mostly just squares with images)
These questions regard the process of increasing the width of the fabric. I'll start stating my assumptions, in the hopes that if they are wrong someone will correct. Then I talk about single stitch increases. Finally, I'll move to multi stich increases.
(1) It is not possible to knit and tuck on a single carriage pass on Kniterate.
(2) related of (1), there is no implementation the the CMU knitout "split" primative that knits thru a loop, and transfers the knit through loop to the back bed. [ https://youtu.be/iEaK68VRAng?t=707 ]
(3) we have no control over carriage direction in design app.
One Row Single Stitch Increase at Edge
One hand operated machines, instructions seem to callout for adding the stitch on carriage side. But by assumpution (3) we can know or control that.
Q: Can we increase on an edge?
One Row Single Stitch Increase in Middle
On hand operated machines, instructions callout to tranfer a heal from an adjoing stitch, if we don't, the a noticable eyelet will form. We can use racking and transfers to move needles to make a gap, and then specify to knit on that needle.
Q: Can we increase in middle without forming an eyelet?
One Row Multi Stitch Increase at Edge
On hand operated machine, multiple needles are pulled out on carriage side, and e-wrapped. Every other needle knitting is a likely options similar to "Start" of design program.
Q: Can we increase multiple needles on edge with every other needle techniques?
Q: Do such every other needle techniques require knowledge and control of the carriage location.
One Row Multi Stitch Increase in Middle
Q: Is there an every other needle technique?
Q: Does such a technique require odd or even number of needles?
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