I originally purchased the Brother Knit leader 116 for my Brother 965i knitting machine. Everything was fine until I purchased my Studio 155 knitting machine. Why? Because my Brother knit leader was for full scale patterns and my Studio knit radar was for half scale patterns. I did not want to redraft full-scale patterns to half-scale and vise versa. Little did I know until much later that I did not have to duplicate them. What I had to do was to change the pin placement on the Brother knit leader to knit half-scaled patterns. Confusing, I know.
When the pin is in normal position the chart rolls up on every row. When the pin is placed on the right it rolls up every second row.
- If knitting your swatch on a standard gauge machine use 40 stitches and 60 rows.
- If on a chunky gauge machine use 30 stitches and 30 rows.
Which ruler to use to measure swatch:
Use a cm ruler to measure your swatch. Do not use the green or blue ruler. The color rulers are used to measure a swatch when not using the knit leader/knit radar.
Next, follow your manual on how to setup the knitleader/knit radar. Happy knitting!