Thursday, September 3, 2009

Ribber Lessons - So Far

Here's the list of ribber lessons for the flatbed knitting machine:

Ribber Lesson 1 - Circular Cast-On
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZ_V5a7JLA

Ribber Lesson 2 - Full Needle Rib
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLL9FvFP318

Ribber Lesson 3 - Knit 2, Purl 2 Ribbing, Regular Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkK_jbBuiIw

Ribber Lesson 4 - Knit 2, Purl 2 Ribbing, Springy Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u90_iobGu-0

Ribber Lesson 5 - E-Wrap Cast-On for Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP0df6TU2Ro

Ribber Lesson 6 - Broken Toe Cast-On for Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSzparWeh8M

Ribber Lesson 7 - Knit 5, Purl 5
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdJDleJacrk

Ribber Lesson 8 - English Rib, 1x1 Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxvfW1Yuxlk

Ribber Lesson 9 - English Rib, Full Needle Rib Version
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPxEQuQK574

Ribber Lesson 10 - Fisherman Rib
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wTaY_nTI7Q

Ribber Lesson 11 - Circular Knitting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePB7iezULno

Ribber Lesson 12 - U-Shaped Knitting
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16II1IJ6510

Ribber Lesson 13 - Loop Through loop Bind-Off for Ribbing, on Machine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSFEwMtrUZM

Ribber Lesson 14 - Loop Through Loop Bind-Off for Ribbing, Off Machine
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79DXVRnESLw

Ribber Lesson 15 - Smiles & Frowns Cast-Off
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV7njg7tKFE

Ribber Lesson 16 - Smiles and Frowns Cast-Off for Knit 2, Purl 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tp0fYxZm3M

Ribber Lesson 17 - Edge Decreases in Knit 1, Purl 1 Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCFA_KCf_CI

Ribber Lesson 18 - Different increases in Knit 1, Purl 1 Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgcISXFRq6M

Ribber Lesson 19 - Casting Off Part of a Row of Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulBxKrLqIuM

Ribber Lesson 20 - Racked Ribbing Pattern
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsbtXjQfh_o

Ribber Lesson 21 - Short Rowing Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=648mMUtb8co

Ribber Lesson 22 - Pintucks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_da3h0Km_xI

Ribber Lesson 23 - Ribber Tuck Stitch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFhMLi_QUcU

Ribber Lesson 24 - Drop Stitch Lace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1QlDBnaAA

Ribber Lesson 25 - Slipped Ribbing
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmmdH8Fo34c

30 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, your videos are incredibly wonderful. How generous of you to share your knowledge.
    Just to let you know the video ribber lesson #5 comes up as lesson #1, the e-Wrap Cast On.

    Again thank you so much.

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  2. Hi Diana

    Just a note to say that the Ribber Lesson 5 - E-Wrap Cast-On for Ribbing video is coming up as Lesson 7.
    I love your videos and really look forward to many more.

    kind regards
    Cathy

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  3. I would never figure out how to use my machine without your videos. Thank You!!!

    Being able to see exactly what should be done is so much easier than trying to read a manual.

    Kudos to you!

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  4. I think I fixed lesson 5's link. Third time's a charm, I hope?

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  5. Your videos are excellent, thank you very much for helping fellow knitters.

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  6. Hi Diana

    Thank you very much for fixing your lesson 5 link. (e-wrapping)

    I really love your videos and hope you will make many more. I have a transfer carriage that I have tried to use with my Brother 891 machine and 850 ribber but it ends up jamming on the needles. I'm just about to give up with it. Would you have any advice as to what I may be doing wrong? I have checked the needles on the main bed and the ribber but still cannot work it.

    I have look at another Youtube video (isrbrown) where the lady uses the transfer carriage and she makes it look so easy.

    I would appreciate any advice you could offer.

    kind regard

    Cathy

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  7. Cathy,

    I have a Brother transfer device, which I seldom use. For a while I used it all the time, but it created a lot of wear and tear on the needles. I got tired of changing the needles because the transfer device bent them slightly. I was SO frustrated that the needles were bent just enough to mess up when knitting but not enough to be obvious. I had to hunt to find the problem needles and then replace them.

    The garter carriage doesn't work well at all if any needles are a little bent. So, finally I decided that the Brother transfer carriage wasn't saving me any time at all and was causing too much frustration.

    The Passap transfer device is easier because you can rack the ribber bed into an in-between position so the needles are very close together. The Brother device has to move the knitting across the needles when they're aren't right together, and it does it by bending the needles a little.

    I also have a Shadow Lace Tool, also called "Jaws." It moves 20 stitches at once, and it isn't hard on the needles. I have done a garter bar video where you move 50 at once - you might try that, too.

    All these methods require some patience and practice. There is something almost magical about learning on swatches you don't care about instead of the project you're dying to make!

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  8. Hello Diana

    Thank you very much for your reply, which I really appreciated. I have given up on the transfer carriage, as like you said it keeps bending my needles also.

    I have just recently bought a garter bar set, so I will let you know how I get on with it.

    kind regards
    Cathy

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  9. Hi Diana,
    I just want to thank you for your wonderful video's. I first saw them on Youtube and spent one day just watching them all!!! Fantastic!
    Regards
    Annette Sullivan
    from the UK

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  10. Thank you so much for your video on knitting socks on a standard machine. I have been trying to knit socks using the circular stitch without much success. Your video is so well done and very easy to follow. It is exactly what I need.
    Thanks!

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  11. wow! i wish my ribber was as well behaved as yours! jammed needles, sttitched dropped, woll tangled...it's a nightmare!

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  12. Can't encourage you enough to practice all the ribber lessons with swatches. Your ribber will probably behave better if you do!

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  13. i'm trying but, it doesn't get very far!

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  14. I just love your videos and have watched them many times. I have a suggestion for a future video. The manual is very unclear and I wondered if you could show how to adjust the height of a brother ribber. My carriages keep coming coming apart and I think it is because the height is wrong. Thank you for all your hard work!

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  15. There is a nice guide on Ebay(of all places) on attatching and adjusting a Brother ribber. It is in 2 parts. Can't remember it's exact title, but it can be found with a google search, and is very clear and includes pictures.

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  16. Hello Diana!
    Thanks you so much for your lessons, they're great!
    I have two questions about the sock lesson though:
    1) How many rows do I need to do for the foot?
    2) Everything went perfect until the foot. I was about to start the circular knitting, but the ribber carriage just wouldn't do it's part, it got stuck each time. I think it was set correctly, what could have gone wrong?

    Thanks again!!
    /Hannah

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  17. I love all your ribber videos, they are amazing. I was wondering about something you didn't cover, though. How do you make a guage swatch with a ribber? I have a standard guage machine and the instructions in the manual aren't very clear.

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  18. Hi, Diana;

    I understand the circular knitting with the ribber to make a stockinette tube, but I was wondering: Is it possible to make a ribbed tube by just using EON instead of every needle for 1x1 rib, and if so, couldn't that just be done for the cuff of the sock instead of having to seam?

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  19. No, you can't make tubular ribbing on a flatbed knitting machine. What you're talking about will make a flat piece of 1x1 ribbing.

    Flatbed socks will always need a ribbing seam.

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  20. Thank you so much Diana, I may never ever know how to use my machine as easily as you seem to make it seem, but because of you I have a place to go so that I can try. God Bless you and thank you so very very much for your generosity.

    Donna

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  21. Gracias por los videos, me es de mucha utilidad. Explica claramente. Felicitaciones

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  22. Diana, I've been reading and studing your videos on ribber. Very helpful and seems easy. Thank you for doing such a great job!
    If I could only can get brave enough to attach my ribber to the main bed!
    Have you ever thought about putting together a simle video on how to set up a ribber?
    I am sure many of us would praise you forever!

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  23. A pleasure to learn with you Diana!

    Anne from Belgium

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  24. Love your videos, would like to see on putting the machine together. keep up the good work

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  25. Is there a tutorial on making button holes with a ribber. I did them manually in the past using Bond patterns but now have a bulky machine and a ribber but can't find instructions for buttonhole with KR 260 ribber.
    Diane

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  26. Ευχαριστω και εγω απο την Ελλαδα. Ευγενια -greece

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  27. Thank you so so very much!. I am new to machine knitting and i just installed my ribber and passed through the first 4 lessons. I have a question. How to you make a swatch using the ribber, the same as with main bed? I think, but might be wrong, that for k1 p1, i need to used only 30 stitches on main bed and 30 on the ribber (i have a standard machine). For double knitting - from my silver reed book - (is this the full knitting you are referring?) i have to add 60 stiches on the main bed and 60 on the ribber? Thank you. A little enlightment is neccesary :) Nico from Romania

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  28. Nico, you have the exact right idea. You want to use the needle numbers on the machine and make the swatch the same way as a main bed swatch, not really counting the ribber needles. So whatever ribber needles you use - every other, every third - use 30L to 30R on the main bed and put your markers at 21L and 21R. See my swatch lesson in the beginner course.

    Glad you're doing so well with your ribber!

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  29. Hi Diana I was just looking into your comment section and I try to see the replys you give. one question Have you ever thought about putting together a simle video on how to set up a ribber?
    Thank you all your help.
    Raquel from Puerto Rico
    I am sure many of us would praise you forever!

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