Bulky Ribber Experiment

One of my favorite techniques on the ribber is used for our Magic Racked Scarf Project. Racking with needles out of work creates a fun, lightweight openwork fabric.

Fellow knitter, Karen challenged me to try the technique on the bulky machine.
Be sure you are familiar with pitch and half pitch on your machine. On my bulky (Brother 260) there is no "P/H" lever. The racking indicator needs to align with the numbers. In the photo, my machine is set to H2.
This pattern needs to be heavily blocked to set the openwork. I used a wool/silk blend that has lots of life and just couldn't get the look I wanted. I was able to "kill" some acrylic and achieve a nice hand.
On the standard machine having blocks of 4 stitches looked great. On the bulky, 2 or 3 stitches seemed to be better.
What do you think? Same technique, different yarns and machines ...
Posted by Sue Jalowiec on 04/06/2015 at 3:43 AM | Categories:


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