Platting on the Silver Reed Mod 860 mid gauge & Chunky Mod 155

There has been some discussion on the Machine knitters list on Yahoo, that “platting” cannot be done on the Studio/Silver Reed mid gauge Mod 860 knitting machine.

Indeed it can. Please View the following 3 pictures.

The instructions are on Page 40 of the Operation manual of the ELECTRONIC MOD 840.The info is NOT in the Mod 860 manual NOR the Chunky MOD 155 manual.

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The following were knit on the STUDIO/SILVER REED Chunky MOD 155

The next couple of samples were knit by placing 1 yarn in the PLATTING position (behind feeder 1 ).
TUCK patterning, Card 1. One sample using the S position for rotating the card, and the next using the rotation on L (long) I like this one BEST. Predominantly pink, the pink yarn was thinner than the
Navy and shows up nicely.

FInal 2 samples, using the PLATTING feeder, stitch dial stockinet.

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The reverse side is non descript. The tuck stitch near the middle of the sample strip, appears somewhat like a fisherman rib.

Overall, I found NO visual difference in the stockinet versions, other than convenience of changing yarns using the ” punch/thread lace” settings.

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