How To E-Wrap Cast On And Knit A Simple Stockinette Swatch
Let’s do a simple e-wrap cast on and knit a square of stockinette.
With carriage at the right, bring out the number of needles you need for the swatch.
Hold the yarn between the first two needles on the left.
Holding the end of the yarn with the left hand, use your right hand to wrap the yarn counter-clockwise around the first needle on the left. Your wraps will lie behind the latches.
While still holding the end of the yarn with the left hand, bring the yarn under the second needle in from the left, and wrap it counter-clockwise around the second needle.
Continue until you reach the last needle in work on the side by the carriage. Return the yarn inside the carriage gate and close the gate lever.
Check that the carriage is set to knit back needles in the forward position. On a Brother machine, the lever will be in the N position instead of H. Check that all carriage front panel buttons are NOT pushed in and make sure that the yarn is in its slot and the gate is closed.
Set the row counter to zero and hang the cast on comb to help weigh down the sproingy new e-wraps.
Carefully knit across to the left. This first row will be snug and stubborn to knit if the tension is set too tight. Continue moving the carriage back and forth to finish your first square of stockinette. On a Japanese flat bed machine, the purl side always faces you.
February 1, 2007