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Stitch dropped in the same area ?

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    From out experience on knitting scarves on the machine, this is probably to do with tension?

    How do you have the tension set?

     

     

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  • plasmatopia

    I agree with Robert, but even with the yarn tension settings between the cone and feeder optimized, I have also encountered problems with yarn breakage.  Based on what I see in your photo, I might play around with increasing stitch size a bit and/or reducing the roll setting.  When doing jacquard, the default roll settings may be high. At least in early versions of the compiler, it didn't take into account that there were multiple colors per row and the amount of total roll per row was too much.

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    For reference, this is what we use (and it works perfectly all the time).

    • 440 Roll,
    • Stitch Size 7 on the front and
    • Stitch Size 6 on the back

    This works perfectly for both 2 colour and 5 colour knits.

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  • plasmatopia

    Another question would be is whether the problem is yarn breakage or dropped stitches?  

    Also, another suggestion would be to set the machine speed to a low value (<100?) for those few rows where the holes are forming, and then watch the machine carefully while it knits in super slomo.  That may help see what is going wrong.  (I've also had experiences where lower speeds help reduce both broken yarn incidences and dropped stitches.)

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  • Gerard Rubio

    It seems the yarn is breaking with the jacquard passes. That could be due to the yarn being a bit stiff or the stitch size a bit too small. For the first, releasing some tension from the tensioner springs and/or waxing the yarn could help. For the latter, could you try that scarf with a stitch size one point larger? 

    It is likely the edges are curling a bit due to too much takedown by the rollers. As Plasmatopia suggested, I would reduce that a bit.

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Looking at your file, you are knitting on stitch size 4 / 4

    We run all our scarves  on 7 / 6 (Front / Back).  This allows the back to pull in slightly compared to the front.

    We originally knitted at 4/4 and our scarves were so tight they broke and were very 'tight' to the touch...

    Tim

     

     

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  • D3VUR

    Thank you everyone ! You were correct, changing 6/6 and 7/6 seemed to helped a lot!

    The sides some places still not %100 perfectly closed but it's better than before! 

     

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  • D3VUR

    oh forgot to add some gnarly kniterate picture... perhaps I forgot to cut supportive thread in time and got fabric rolled back into roller >_< Somehow skipped sensor (usually I get roller notification) and kept going 

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Hi thats great news about the stitch size - 4 would have just been too tight and would not have felt nice.

    From our experience, the issue with the edges will be the tension, probably on the left of the machine.

    What tension do you have set on the left?

    With regards to the knit rolling up - this should not occur as the roller sensor should pick this up.  We have also had that a couple of times, and I need to provide some information to Gerard Rubio as we think the sensors may not be aligned propertly.

    Gerard Rubio is it worth starting a new thread on this maybe?

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  • Gerard Rubio

    Great to see scarves are coming out much nicer. As Robert pointed, check the yarn tensioner on the left of the machine. Try increasing the yarn tension by moving the pink sliders downwards a bit.

    Robert Ingemarsson the roller sensor sometimes not detecting yarn is something we've been working on the re-designed machine so it becomes 100% reliable. Could you provide information via support@kniterate.com? Then we can distill the information to share it with the community.

    Thanks!

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Gerard Rubio will get that info to you once we have a break in manufacture - Still needing to knit 10 scarves a day to keep up with demand..

    Maybe we need a second machine!!!!

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