Recently Susan from Knitcloud contacted me and gifted me with an English version of an Italian language Dubied pattern book I already had (thank you Susan!). Translating from the Italian only goes so far and resulted in some rather confusing wording. I've decided to post some of the instructions and patterns as they are so charming.
This pattern book is meant for early low butt double bed machines so there are no high/low butt combinations. Still one can use, adapt and transform the basic format of these patterns in endless ways.
For clarity, when the instruction say "levers" in or out, what it is talking about are your cams which change from rib to tubular. So when a lever is out it is in a rib formation and when it is in, it is in a tubular formation. So if you look at the sample #68 it is alternating tubular and rib as well as racking the beds. Such an interesting pattern!
For those so inclined to use them, I do think the patterns speak for themselves. You can click on each one for a larger image and print/ save as needed. I will be posting them to my wiki for further ease of use. Earlier I talked about an Autocam Part 2 posting, and it is coming, but I am concentrating on finishing what has turned out to be a tricky Fall 2013 collection. So once I have that completed I'll put out some information on the Autocam. I do think this format of
pattern posting is quite fun too so I'll be
mining some of my books, notes and
antique magazines for more!
Anna is a Hamilton based knitwear and textile practitioner blogging about her collection development as well as pre-1950's knitwear technology.
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