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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Hi Mark - Would love to be involved and see how we can use some other things like knitdb and the work out of CMU to also knit using a Kniterate machine,

    We already use the to knit different knit types, and then backwards compile the output into the designer. (Manually)


    Tim

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Mark - Maybe we could do a presentation on use of knit sketching -> Kniterate?

     

    Tim

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  • mark

    Sorry to have to ghost everyone for a bit.  Am in New Orleans, literal and figurative bandwidth is severely limited at the moment.

    google search of "Kaspar Kniterate" brings up TechCrunch article suggest parties in conversation in 2019.

    Hopefully I'll soon (and not the speculated 2-3 weeks) have power other that solar powered battery backup.  Can converse then.  Following Knit Sketching progress with excitement.

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Hi Mark - I hope all is ok in New Orleans.

    A quick update, we have successfully knitted jacquard and non jacquard knits from knit sketching, and have done very nice shaping using the platform for increases and decreases.

    However, when it comes to doing jumper shapes, the knitout that is produced only uses on feeder, and runs first one side of the jumper top and then the other.  This would be fine for machines with sinkers, but for a kniterate machine with the single roller this will not work, and we need parallel feeders.

    Would be great if we could get someone to look at this, as if we can crack this, we have some great software to allow us to shape, pattern and knit...

    Jipke Lezwijn, Gerard Rubio How are we getting on with the new software to allow us to do full shaping of garments?

     

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  • OJ

    mark Wishing you (and New Orleans) power and normality soon

    Robert Ingemarsson Following with interest your explorations with Knit Sketch

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  • Gerard Rubio

    Hey Robert Ingemarsson we are planning to release some software updates plus the template of the beanie this month. The sweater template will follow.

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Thats great news Gerard Rubio, looking forward to this :):)

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  • mark

    Robert Ingemarsson looking forward to the results of your latest Knit Sketch -> Kniterate experiment. Happy to join effort to figure out a way we as a group can organize, prepare, and share information about it.

    [ Power back on in my section of New Orleans (others still waiting). ]

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    So - latest updated

    the scheduling code for knit sketching does not allow splitting of sections (ie knitting a jumper from bottom to top) - it only allows merging of sections (ie merging of the top sections of the jumpers into a body).

    If we want to knit bottom to top, with splitting, we will need to implement this code.

    I have managed to create some knitout code using parallel feeders (with some small manual updates afterwards) as follows.

     

     

    You can see the wast section at the bottom, the parallel running of the top, and moving into the main section.

    For increases, this using the 'miss' instruction in the knitout code.

    It looks like the knitout -> kniterate backend code is not implementing this correctly (See below showing the knitout and the kcode where it looks like the tuck that is happening has no needles selected hence the increase fails.

    I have raised a defect on the knitout->kniterate backend code.

    knitout miss section

     

    kniterate miss section

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  • mark

    Robert Ingemarsson following with interest.  Just cloned Knit Sketching repo and got up and running after a couple of false starts.  Am going to start reading some of the code, but figure it is going to take me a while before I can contribute more than an offer to code review.  Haven't wore a js developer hat in several years.

    Also looking to become familiar with other parts of the Knit Sketching -> kniterate pipeline

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    Wohoooo

    So today successfully knitted the first shaped sample today from knit sketching with kniterate bindon, draw thread, and then a shaped garment with shaped increases using split stitches. (We are Knitting from top to bottom due to the way knit sketching schedules when having multiple sections such as a jumper)

    We had issues with increases at the side where the knitout software was running the increases by moving a single stitch from front to back, racking (-1), and then trying to move the stitch back - This always caused the stitch to drop on a kniterate machine as the  yarn was never completely pulled over the transfer stitch, and so the stitch dropped when transferring.

    To fix this, we moved 2 stitches to the rear before completing the increase on the left.

    Need to sort the roll out as a couple of stitches dropped later in the knit due to lack of roll.

    Now we understand the issue with increases, will look to update the code to fix as documented above (Defect has been raised).

    Once that is done, we can go back to knitting the top of a jumper using parallel feeders.

    The full knitout visual is below

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  • Command knitwear

    This is excellent news! I can't wait to see the final product.

    How did you manage to do a split stitch?

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  • Robert Ingemarsson

    I know - one step at a time :)

    Split stitches are handled by the knitsketching software - you can either do increases using kickback or split stitches . It then is translated into knitout code which then translates into kcode .

    If I can get all working g will start thinking about a pipeline to deliver directly from the knitsketching app -> kcode

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