Friday, February 19, 2010
Machine Knit Easy Casing
This example at the left has waste yarn, then ravel cord and then 6 rows - it needed to be very narrow for the elastic.
The thread in there is what I call the Pulling Thread. I laid the Pulling Thread in the 'trough' between the stitches on the machine and the stitches I was hanging onto the same needles when closing the casing.
Keep the Pulling Thread in the trough as you go along, making sure you do NOT let it catch on the needles or with the yarn. Every once in awhile, I'll pause my work and make sure the Pulling Thread is still free of any catches by taking both ends and sliding it back and forth. It's a LOT easier to correct any issues with the Pulling Thread as you go along rather to find out once you take the work off the machine that OOPS!, it's caught!!
Once you're done, just attach your elastic, Icord, drawstring, ribbon or whatever to one end of the Pull Thread and you'll be able to easily pull it through your casing.
I've got several other little How-To's on my main website, MKDesigner.
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