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Problem casting on
10 September 2009 Anne
I wonder if anyone else has experienced the same problem. When casting on over my Knitmaster 700 and SRP60 Ribber with three strands of 2/30s acrylic, one strand randomly fails to be caught by the ribber needles. This has also happened when using two strands of 2-ply wool. Similarly, when knitting either 2x1 or 1x1 rib, one strand will also occasionally fail to be knitted by the ribber.
This always happens when knitting from right to left, no matter how slowly the carriage is taken across the beds. It doesn’t happen when knitting on the main bed only. I have checked the brushes and they seem okay. I have sprayed the cones with silicone and I have fed the yarn through my yarn twister. The machine is in good condition and is clean. All the signs indicate a problem with the ribber carriage, but I am at a loss to fathom out what might be the problem. Can anyone help?
Thanks Vicci Self by e-mail