Learn How To Do E-Wrap Cast On

Learn How To Do E-Wrap Cast On

You do not know how to use a knitting machine but it is in your home? And you want to learn how to work a knitting machine?
In this case, this lesson will help you make the first row of the knitted fabric on knitting machine. I show you how to make the e-wrap stitches around the needles of your flat bed machine.

Note: this tutorial shows one of ways how you can to do a first row on knitting machine.

The yarn tensioner

Let's do a simple e-wrap cast on and knit few rows of knitted fabric.
A knitting machine pulls the yarn through the yarn tensioner, knitting carriage and needles. At first pull the end of the thread out from skein (the inner end of the yarn) and insert it in the yarn tensioner.

How to insert the yarn in tensioner

Do not miss insert the yarn into the eyelet of the take-up spring.

At the beginning of knitting

At the beginning of knitting you must to skip needles in work (one by one) in between working needles. Take the knitting machine pusher (needle selector) and move the needed quantity of needles forwards. The needle selector you need use very often. It is necessary for proper location and quickly changing the needle position for making the ribbing, intarsia knitting etc.

For test working I recomend to use a small number of needles (40-60 needles). But keep in mind that the calculation is made from the center of the needle bed (30 - 0 - 30). Therefore the counter stays in center of the needle bed. Thus you have push to me 20 needles (10 on the left side and 10 on the right side).
Note: at this step you need to move forwards every second needle only.

How to wrap the yarn counter-clockwise

First you need to bind the end of yarn to the left clamp of knitting machine. Now, holding of the yarn with fingers of the right hand, you need to wrap the yarn (counter-clockwise) around every needle that are selected. Begin to do wraps from the left side of needle bed.
Look on the latches! They need be located forwards and the all wraps of yarn will be lie behind them.

Step by step you will to wrap all needles

Step by step you need to wrap all needles until you reach the last needle that was selected for work.
Do not pull the thread too tight. If you tighten the thread very too it may break inside the carriage.

Learn how to cast on

Before to knit the first row you need push down all selected needles using the needle selector to position needles - D.
Check the position of the latches, they should be closed. Depending on the model of knitting machine the latches of needles must be lifted by hand or automatically.

The knitting machine carriage

Now you need insert the thread into the knitting machine carriage which you need previously put on the right side of the knitting machine bed.
Insert the yarn onto the "gate" and close the gate lever.

The cast-on comb

It's time to knit the first row, but it would be better if you hang on yarn the special comb before.

Learn how to cast on

And now you can knit the first row. Gently and slowly move the carriage to left.
Make sure the yarn is threaded through the tension unit properly. At begining of knitting the first rows select the weak value of yarns. For first rows (3-4) better to set on the tension dial more weak tension (6-8).

Other methods to cast on

If you are new to machine knitting you will not understand the meaning of many common technical terms and phrases that are associated with machine knitting. Therefore I think using these photos will be better way understand it than writing the technical terms.
I hope now you know how to cast on and make the first rows of your knitting easy and correctly.
Note: there are other methods on how to do e-wrap cast on home knitting machines having flat bed.

English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes and help correct them.
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