Vertical column traces

  • Vertical column traces
  • Vertical column traces from the back


Vertically knit columns with connecting floats. After knitting, the floats are trimmed to disconnect individual columns, creating vertical warp column traces that do not contact one another across the weft.



Cast on a basic 1-1 rib knit with 30 needles on each bed. Make sure the main bed and ribbing attachment are slightly shifted so that the needles won't collide.


Set up the knitting machine according to the needle diagram for position A.


Knit ten rows with the carriage in basic position A.


Transfer the needles from secondary to main bed with the transfer tool as shown in the knit diagram below. Basically if you are knitting on 30 needles, you will keep 3x 10 needles on each group : - the first 10 on the right are transfered from main bed to ribber bed, - the same process for the 10 on the left side. Then the 10 in the middle are transfered from ribber bed to main bed.


Set the carriage in position B.


Conductive yarn is threading through P in the main carriage.

(to make it easier you should push the carriage to the end of the beds, where you don't have the needles underneath. then use the latch tool through the two holes to pull the thread from under the machine.)


Make sure that the empty needles are back to position A (non-working position) and knit.


After knitting, cut the floats.


23. January 2014

Sara Diaz Rodriguez


Regular and conductive yarn that is not too expensive

Double bed hand knitting machine, transfer needle


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