Double-Scallop Trim …
We did this at a seminar umpteen years ago
( I think it was in
back in the 80’s) and I unearthed the hand-out sheet with my own notes so wanted to share this with you. Sacramento
I once again drug out this little pattern and was playing with it on my Brother 390 Machine in 9mm mode. Oh, it looks so nice! Hmmm now to come up with some uses. Anyone have suggestions?
Needle Setup: ( Definition – “I” = working or “B/D” position, “O” = non-working or “A” position)
I I O O I O O I O O I I
Use a closed edge cast-on (e-wrap or latch-on) over the working position “I” needles. Get ready to add weights after the first row!
· Machine on HOLD (Russell Buttons/Levers UP)
· Put the two single “I” needles into “E” position.
· Knit 6 rows.
· Release HOLD feature on your machine, knit 1 row.
· Pull the two single “I” needles back out to “E” position, machine back on hold and repeat these steps for as long as you want your trim.
If your machine does not have the HOLD capabilities, it can be done manually. I've got the HOW TO and pictures in the FILES section on the Yahoo Group: Fun With Big Brother for those with bulky machines. Look in FILES > A LOT OF TIPS & TECHNIQUES FOR BULKIES > ManTuckStitch.pdf
The principle of knitting off your HOLD needles with ravel cord or something similar will be the same for putting the above "I" needles into HOLD. Takes longer, but the results are quite good.