Fancy Stripes using the U 100 transfer carriage

These samples are from an article from Machine Knitters Source by Barbara Corley. This is from the same article that the previous samples were from . This is what she calls fancy stripes. She suggests a variegated yarn for the main color. I did that. The sample to the left is every other needle on the front bed. She suggests playing around so I used every fouth needle in the sample at the right. This design has quite a few steps but can be memorized easily if you do it enough.

This sample is the same using a solid color of yarn. The main issue with this design is to make sure the tensions are right so that the loops from the front bed don’t drop off before transfer.

This technique can be done on any machine because it does not use the console. On the U 100 you use Number 4. You use all back bed needles and every other needle on the front bed(or whatever combination you want)

Then you repeat:

2 rows MC, N/GX

1 row CC, N/N

1 row CC, N/GX

4 rows MC, N/GX

1 row CC, N/GX

1 row CC,N/N     After all of these rows you use the transfer carriage to transfer front stitches to back bed. It seems confusing but once you try it you will see the pattern that is happening. This would look beautiful on a jacket. The reverse side of the fabric is stripes. Left double click on pictures to see detail


  1. could i do this on a Brother stdkm864 or bulky km260i love it and it would be really nice for my charity Blankets, i have a transfer carriage but never used it yet

    Really lovely

  2. cckittenknits Said:

    Hi, I don’t see why not. It is just a simple needle set up . If you don’t have a transfer carriage you can hand transfer the stitches from the one bed to the other. You just need to know what buttons to push to match the passap settings. The part buttons would be the same as the GX on the Brother.
    Carol 🙂

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