Slide Tube

  • Slide Tube

Description

Three conductive lines are in the front of the fabric and one tube in the back that contains metal balls. By moving the balls through the tube, it close the connection between the three conductive lines, working as a on/off switch.

Instruction:

1

Cast on eight stitches in plain knit and knit 40 rows with the carriage in basic position A. This will be the tube for the metal balls. Then remove the piece from the knitting machine.

2

Cast on 40 stitches in plain knit. Knit 2 rows with the carriage still in basic position A.

3

Insert the yarn separator. Main yarn (cotton) goes over and the pattern yarn (conductive) goes under the separator.

4

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

5

Open the knitting file.

6

Interactive knitting > Set the knitting technique to "Norweger"

7

Change carriage setting to position B (Fair Isle settings for Cam Lever).

8

Synchronize the computer with the carriage.

9

Knit the first 5 rows of the file.

10

Pull eight needles in the center of the pattern out.

11

Add all the loops of the end of the extra piece through the needles and pull the needles back. Knit one row.

12

Add the fist and the last loop through the selected needles. Knit one row. Repeat this process until the tube is entirely attached to the main fabric.

13

While attaching the tube, the pattern is knitting, so pay attention that the conductive thread (here the red one) goes always under the yarn separator, and the main thread stay up.

14

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.

Information

Katharina Bredies

29. January 2014

Sara Diaz Rodriguez, Katharina Bredies

2013

Regular and conductive yarn, metal balls

Single bed knitting machine, transfer needle

Slide Tube DeignAKnit pattern

Tags:

Digital inputs Switch Knitting Input

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