Single conductive areas

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Description

Conductive yarn can be selectively applied in the knit by using it as contrast color in a Norweger knit. Those isolated areas can be used as contact surfaces for capacitive sensing, or for crumpling switches.

Instruction:

1

Cast on 40 needles, knit about 10 rows with the carriage in basic position Stockinet. Let carriage on the right.

2

Insert the yarn separator between 4th - 5th - 6th needles on the right side of the working needles. Pay attention that hooks are open.

3

Repeat the same in the left side.

4

The main thread (used for plain knitting) has to always pass over the yarn separator.

5

Thread the conductive yarn through "2" in the yarn feeder of the carriage.

6

Open the knitting file.

7

Interactive knitting > Choose "Norweger" as desired knitting methode.

8

Change the carriage settings : Cam Lever in F, Fair Isle.

9

Synchronize the computer with the carriage.

10

Knit the file.

Pay attention that the conductive thread goes always under the yarn separator.

11

When it goes up, like shown on the picture below, you have to pull it manually under the yarn separator. Sometimes it is just about pushing the carriage a little bit more out of the working needles.

12

When reaching the second conductive area, it's interesting to pull a little bit of the conductive thread, in order to anticipate the knots to do in the end (because the areas are not connected).

13

When the sample has been casted off, cut the connection thread in the back and make a knot in each side (this will isolate both conductive areas).

Information

Pauline Vierne

24. January 2014

Cotton thread and conductive thread with some resistive characteristic (e.g. Statex 235/34 2-Ply HC+B)

Computer-controlled single bed knitting machine (e.g. Silver Reed SK840), Designaknit software, yarn separator x2

Isolated Conductive areas DesignAKnit file

Tags:

Output Knitting Switch Analog inputs Input

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